Which is the better use of brain cells; pondering what might be considered useless trivial knowledge or sacrificing them while enjoying excessive alcohol consumption? My research has only explored one side of that question recently, resulting in this-
Most Pop or Rock ‘n’ Roll (and probably Country too) concerns itself with a given set of universally understood emotions. But sometimes I get the idea that at one time artists (and I’m sticking to Pop/Rock here), wanted to sing about something else and I think I know what it was.
Chicken. That’s right. Poultry.
There were the Doors with Jim Morrison grunting out Willie Dixon’s ‘Back Door Man’ – “I eat more chicken any man ever seen”.
‘Chicken Train’ by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
‘Dixie Chicken’ by Little Feat
An unlisted track lasting just a few seconds on the album ‘More Beer’ by the L.A. punk band Fear-“Chicken, oh chicken, chicken, oh chicken, chicken, oh chicken, chicken all over my plate” with a solo acoustic guitar before it segued into the next more typical I’m-pissed-about-something-or-other Fear song.
Peter Wolf ad-libbing to guitarist J. Geils about his playing style as “chicken pickin” on their ‘Full House’ live album.
(and many other I’m sure but the above are my favorites)
At one time this fad was pursued with humor and style before it died away or was turned into a novelty by Adam Sandler singing something about “My Little Chicken”.