Thursday, 19 June 2008

Hot songs about cold beer

NOT PC beer writer Neil Miller talked to Radio NZ's Jim Mora recently about beer tours, beer songs and other things beer.  He did well (audio here) but disgracefully, the best he could come up with in the way of great beer songs was Th' Dudes' 'Bliss.'  Uuugh.

I figure between us you and I can do a lot better than that so the poor chap is better equipped next time he's put on the spot.  Here's a list to start with:

Great songs about beer, and drinking.
'One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer' - George Thorogood
'Warm Beer & Cold Women' - Tom Waits
'Pub With No Beer' - Dubliners
'Beercan' - Beck
'Six Pack' - Black Flag
'Special Brew' - Bad Manners
'Milk and Alcohol' - Dr Feelgood
'Beer' - Reel Big Fish
'I Spent My Last $10 (On Birth Control and Beer)' - Two Nice Girls
'Drink, Drink, Drink' - from Sigmund Romberg's 'Student Prince'
'Look What I Found in My Beer' - Beautiful South
'Long Neck Bottles' - Captain Beefheart
'Beer Goggles'- Brilleaux
'Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers' - ZZ Top
'Boys From County Hell' - Pogues
Two Pints of Lager' - Splodgenessabounds
'Drinking Song' - from 'The Vagabond King'
'Let Us Drink' - from Verdi's 'La Traviata'
'Beer is a heaven's gift indeed...' - From Smetana's 'Bartered Bride'
'A Long Hard Thirst Needs a Big Cold Beer' - TISM
'Last Lager Waltz' - Kevin Bloody Wilson
'Titties and Beer' - Frank Zappa
'Philosophers' Drinking Song' - Monty Python's Flying Circus

What's yours?  (Remember, "a lot better than that " excludes anything sung by anybody wearing a stetson hat, meaning this is out -- and probably excludes songs you sing after a bucket load of beer. Probably.)

UPDATE:  Some heavy recommendations coming in for...

'Beers' by Deja Voodoo
'Beer' by Elvis Crespo

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Blogger MikeE said...

Deja Voodoo - Beers

19 Jun 2008, 16:35:00  
Anonymous Richard said...

That song deserves more than a wiki link!

19 Jun 2008, 19:07:00  
Blogger Julian said...

Given you have an international audience PC, I should mention a song called, well .. Beer ..(or cerveza in Spanish) by Latin music superstar Elvis Crespo. The style of music is Merengue which you hear all over Latin America. Oh the memories...

19 Jun 2008, 21:44:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah! the Pogues. Every Pogues' song is a drinking song. Fine lads

Mrs Danvers

20 Jun 2008, 10:05:00  
Blogger Neil said...

I must concede the question caught me off guard. On reflection, I would have gone with Wasn't that a Party by the Irish Rovers.

"Could have been the whisky
Might have been the gin
Could have the three or four six packs I don't know
But look at the mess I'm in
My head feels like a football
I think I'm going to die
Me o me o my
Wasn't that a party!"

I do like the fact that this was the bit of the Panel you picked up on rather than my erudite comments on petrol prices which I sourced from... Not PC.

20 Jun 2008, 11:56:00  
Blogger PC said...

Crikey,everyone's making erudite comments on petrol prices these days -- even George W. -- but how many are being as erudite on the subject of songs about beer. That's what I'd like to know.

20 Jun 2008, 12:03:00  
Blogger Neil said...

Keep the erudition coming Peter - I'm on the Panel again Monday.

20 Jun 2008, 12:45:00  

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