Post Number: 61
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 1:56 pm: || |
Detroit (Lift up Your Weary Head) - Sufjan Stevens
Romulus - Sufjan Stevens
Post Number: 3357
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:38 pm: || |
"I want all of Detroit City 2 stand up, clap your hands!" Morris Day and the Time "The Walk"
"Pink gators, my Detroit players." Hypnotize, by Notorious B.I.G.
Post Number: 1034
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:39 pm: || |
Oliver Hardy did a song about Michigan in one of his movies with Stan. Hardy had a great voice.
Post Number: 3358
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:46 pm: || |
"I'm the B, the r to the double e-d and
Down with my homie G-a-s and O.E. and
Suckers causin static, cause they still be disagreein
I don't give a - cause I'm from F-l-i-n-t'n
A city where pity runs low
If you ever shoot through my city, now you know
Cause we are strictly business and we also got our pride
And if you don't like it, I suggest you break wide
Suckers steady lookin for the m-o-n-e-y and
Thinkin that illegal is the best way, so they dyin
I ain't got time to see a fiend fiend out
To give up all his money, and he givin what he got
That's the way I am, MC Breed cannot be different
Never change my ways for the world or the government
If I was the president, then I would state facts
You leave it up to me, I paint the white house black
It ain't no future in your frontin"
MC Breed (from Flint) "Aint no future in your frontin"
Post Number: 3359
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:49 pm: || |
"Everybody get way down,
Tonight we're gonna ball
Tonight we're gonna get the bomb, y'all
I'm talkin' 'bout the Detroit crawl"
Prince "Its gonna be a Beautiful Night."
Post Number: 1104
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:56 pm: || |
"Truckin'" by the Grateful Dead:
Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street.
Chicago, New York, Detroit and it's all on the same street.
Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.
Post Number: 254
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 3:11 pm: || |
“Penelope” by the Newfoundland group Great Big Sea:
Penelope works in the market
Down in the coconut trees
She's saving up all her money
To go to America across the sea
She once had an uncle
He lived in Detroit town
They got all his post cards
But his body has never been found
To this day
To this day
Post Number: 2114
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 3:12 pm: || |
Yessian, Dan(45) The Dodge Main 'Ski Team
Post Number: 6791
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 3:14 pm: || |
Do you know Dan, Gaz?
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 3:18 pm: || |
The D in Detroit by the Anniversary
selected lyrics: "cause it's the D, in detroit, that scares me to no end. i'll count to 10. and leaving this town makes so much sense"
Flint Town by the Dayton Family
Post Number: 179
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 3:36 pm: || |
Detroitnerd, you forgot the flip side of Hamtramck Mama which is Highland Park Girl.
Post Number: 711
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 3:44 pm: || |
There was a comedy song that D&D used to play...
Steal a car and tell em you're from detroit
Post Number: 471
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 4:12 pm: || |
Stay - Jackson Browne. "In Chicago, or Detroit. These towns all look the same." Now that's a sentence you don't often hear.
Post Number: 319
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 4:52 pm: || |
Brian Setzer Orchestra: Detroit Swing City
Tenacious D: Tasty Babe in Michigan
John Prine and Mac Wilson - Saginaw Michigan
Mc Breed: FFFFFlint Town
Alan Jackson: Where I come from ("Well I was south of Detroit City
I pulled in this country kitchen
To try their brand of barbecue
The sign said finger-lickin'")
Post Number: 2119
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:10 pm: || |
JL, I don't know him. Dick Purtan used to play that song on CKLW and it would crack me up every time, heading east down Grand River in the left turn lane squinting into the sun.
Post Number: 6795
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:12 pm: || |
Oh, huh. I did not know that.
Post Number: 460
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:23 pm: || |
Motor City Is Burning - John Lee Hooker/MC5
Post Number: 2287
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:24 pm: || |
Two from my sheet music collection:
Post Number: 471
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:48 pm: || |
I knew something would open my memory bank...that line from "roll me away". Now I recall Seger referencing Woodward Ave. in "Horizontal Bop."
Post Number: 861
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 6:02 pm: || |
what about the album Yusef Lateef's Detroit? a whole jazz album (and a VERY VERY good one) which contemplates Detroit... With songs like "Eastern Market" you can't go wrong...
* "7 Mile Anthem" - Johnny King
* "8 Mile" - Eminem
* "8 Miles And Runnin'" Jay-Z, Freeway
* "25th Floor" - Patti Smith
* "313" - Alley Life
* "Almost Lost Detroit" - Marquise Porter
* "All My Friends Are Moving To Detroit" - Kelly Jean Caldwell
* "All We Need Is Detroit Rock 'N' Roll" - Super Garage
* "American Bad Ass" - Kid Rock
* "Amityville" ( Featuring Bizarre Of D12 ) - Eminem
* "Another Cycle In Detroit" - Davie Allan & The Arrows
* "Baby Come Home" - Kid Rock
* "Back to Detroit" - Nikki Corvette and the Stingrays
* "Back To Detroit" - Wayne Kramer
* "Belle Isle Players" - Starski & Clutch
* "Be My Lover" - Alice Cooper ( This song is often mistaken as, 'Detroit City'. )
* "Big Three Killed My Baby, The" - The White Stripes
* "Black Day In July" - Gordon Lightfoot
* "Boy Would U ( Remix )" - Blade Icewood ( Later titled, "Boss Up & Get This Money" )
* "Broke In Detroit ( Again )" - The Dirtbombs
* "Broken City" - Audioslave
* "Broken Man" - Von Bondies
* "City Of Boom" - Detroit's Most Wanted
* "Come Roll Witta Nigga" - Street Lord'z ( Performed by Blade Icewood )
* "Cramp Ya Style" - Kid Rock
* "Crank Dat Icewood" - Johnny King
* "Cry Now" - Obie Trice
* "Custom Detroit Railroad" - The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers ( From, 'Zola & The Tulip Tree' )
* "Da East" - Niko
* "D In Detroit, The" - The Anniversary
* "Dancing In The Street" - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
* "Detroit" - ( From the Disney film, 'The Happiest Millionaire'... introduced by, John Davidson )
* "Detroit" - David Reo
* "Detroit" - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
* "Detroit" - Esham ( Featuring TNT )
* "Detroit" - Laurent Garnier
* "Detroit" - Green Concorde
* "Detroit ( rough mix-instrumental )" - Ian Hunter
* "Detroit" - Blade Icewood
* "Detroit" - Mogue Doyle
* "Detroit" - Primal Scream
* "Detroit" - Rancid
* "Detroit 4 Life" - A.W.O.L.
* "Detroit 101" - Esham
* "Detroit 442" - Blondie
* "Detroit Blues" - Diana Krall; Vince Benedetti
* "Detroit Blues" - Tampa Red
* "Detroit Breakdown" - The Bellrays
* "Detroit Breakdown" - The J. Geils Band
* "Detroit Breakdown" - The Gories
* "Detroit City (I Wanna Go Home)" - Bobby Bare ( Composed by Danny Dill )
* "Detroit Diesel" - Alvin Lee
* "Detroit Girls" - Starz
* "Detroit Has A Skyline" - Superchunk
* "Detroit Iron" - The Darts
* "Detroit Jump" - Big Maceo Merriweather
* "Detroit Lady" - Motor City Josh
* "Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head Rebuild ! Restore ! Reconsider Sufjan Stevens
* "Detroit Michigan" - Ronnie Love
* "Detroit Niggaz" - Street Lord'z
* "Detroit River Dirty Blues, The" - Michael Katon
* "Detroit Rock City" - KISS
* "Detroit Rock City Homage" - Forced Anger
* "Detroit Rock City" - Hush ( Featuring Kon Artis Of D12 )
* "Detroit Rock City" - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
* "Detroit Special" - Big Bill Broonzy
* "Detroit Sound" - Soul Designer
* "Detroit Stand Up" - Ray O'Shea ( Featuring Big Herk, BO$$, Phohessuain, Esham, Malik ( Eddie Kain ), Al Nuke & Proof )
* "Detroit Style" - A1 People
* "Detroit Swing 66" - Gomez
* "Detroit Swing City" - Alien Fashion Show
* "Detroit Thang" - Kid Rock
* "Detroit Tickets" - Apoptygma Berzerk
* "Detroit Tin" - Kursaal Flyers
* "Detroit Women" - Stacie Petrie
* "Detroit Winter ( Featuring MC Invincible ) - Platinum Pied Pipers
* "Detroit Zoo" - Disco D
* "Detroiter, Part 2" - Bantam Rooster
* "Devil's Night" - D12
* "Devil Without A Cause" - Kid Rock
* "Doctor Detroit" - Devo
* "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
* "Dope Man" - Uncle Jesse James ( Street Lord'z )
* "Dope Job Homeless" - Obie Trice
* "TMET" - tj+mk EQUELS bff
* "HOT POPPA SAUSE" - The Chocolate Covered Bananas
* "Fallback ( Midwest Anthem )" - Young Scolla
* "Foul Mouff" ( Featuring Kid Rock ) - Paradime
* "Get Ya Dough Nigga" - Street Lord'z
* "Hand Springs" - The White Stripes
* "Hands Up For Detroit" - Matthew Dear
* "Heart Of Rock & Roll, The" - Huey Lewis & The News
* "Heaven" ( Featuring Kid Rock & Paradime ) - Uncle Kracker
* "Hello, Detroit Sammy Davis, Jr.
* "Hello, Detroit Sonny Turner
* "Here At Home ( In Detroit City )" - Stony Creek
* "Hey Now ( Motor City ) - The Vandalias
* "Horizontal Bop" - Bob Seger
* "Hotel Yorba" - The White Stripes
* "I Am" - Kid Rock
* "I Am Detroit" - Electric Six
* "I Wanna Go Back" - Kid Rock
* "In My Hood" - [K-Deezy]
* "In Detroit" ( Featuring TNT[disambiguation needed] ) - Esham
* "In The City" - Marquise Porter
* "In Thee" - Blue Öyster Cult
* "Inmates" - The Good Life
* "Inner City Blues ( Make Me Wanna Holler )" - Marvin Gaye
* "I'm Coming Home"- Insane Clown Posse
* "It's Still East Detroit To Me" - Kid Rock
* "Kill Ya Self" - Trick Trick ( DJ Drama: Welcome To Detroit Gangsta Grillz Edition )
* "Krack Rocks" ( Featuring Uncle Kracker ) - Kid Rock
* "Lafayette Blues" - The White Stripes ( Features names of Detroit streets )
* "Landing In Detroit" - The Detroit Grand Pubahs
* "Last Time I Saw Richard, The" - Joni Mitchell
* "Lighters Up" - Lil Kim
* "Live" ( Featuring Esham ) - Kid Rock
* "Lose Yourself" - Eminem
* "Man From Detroit" - Hard Place
* "Math And Lizards In Detroit" - Andy Roberts
* "Michigan & Trumbull" - The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love
* "Motor City Burnin" - MC5
* "Motor City Deathwish" - Cry Pandora
* "Motor City" - The Satintones
* "Motor City Baby" - The Dirtbombs
* "Motor City Is Burning" - MC5; John Lee Hooker
* "Motor City Madhouse" - Ted Nugent
* "Motortown" - Kane Gang
* "M.O.T.O.W.N. ( Murderous Outcold Town Of Wild Niggas )" - Big Herk
* "Motown Music" - Rod Stewart
* "Move To Detroit" - Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes
* "Murder City Nights" - Radio Birdman
* "My Lady From South Detroit" - Cactus
* "My Life In The D" - Brendan Benson
* "Need Somebody" - Subdudes
* "New Detroit" - Neon Blonde
* "Nobody in Detroit" - Howling Diablos
* "Ode To Detroit" - Wally Pleasant
* "One Piece At A Time" - Johnny Cash
* "Paid" - Kid Rock
* "Panic In Detroit" - David Bowie
* "Papa Hobo" - Paul Simon
* "Posse On Venor"-Insane Clown Posse
* "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" - Fedde Le Grand
* "Rock City" - Royce Da 5'9"
* "Rock & Roll" - Mitch Ryder
* "Rock N Roll Jesus" - Kid Rock
* "Rollin' On The Island" ( Featuring Wes Chill And Prince Vince ) - Kid Rock
* "Son Of Detroit" - Kid Rock
* "Spaghetti a Detroit" - Fred Bongusto
* "Str8 Outta Detroit" - Blaze Ya Dead Homie
* "Taking It To Detroit" - The Good Rats
* "There They Go" - Obie Trice ( Featuring Eminem And Big Herk )
* "This One Or That One" - Tyvek
* "Tooling For Anus" - The Meatmen ( Chorus mentions Detroit and suburban clubs such as, 'Bookies', 'Nunzio's' and 'Menjo's'. )
* "We Almost Lost Detroit" - Gil Scott-Heron
* "We Almost Lost Detroit" - Natas
* "Welcome 2 Detroit" - Trick Trick ( Featuring Eminem )
* "Welcome 2 The Party" - Kid Rock
* "Welcome To Detroit" - Jay-Dee
* "Welcome To Detroit City" - Obie Trice
* "What I Learned Out On The Road" - Kid Rock
* "What Up Doe" - Tone Tone
* "Where My Nigz At ?" - Esham
* "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, The" - Gordon Lightfoot
* "Worse Than Detroit" - Robert Plant
* "Yellow Brick Road" - Eminem
* "You Never Met A Mother Fucker Quite Like Me" - Kid Rock
Post Number: 862
|Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 6:06 pm: || |
i want to add:
Party on 4th Street - Black Nasty
ans HIGHLY suggest hearing "Detroit Michigan" by Ronnie Love... great classic northern soul.
Post Number: 366
|Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 7:57 pm: || |
My family moved from Somerset PA to the Detroit area when I was 13. I remember feeling really homesick when they used to play Bobby Bare's "Detroit City". That song is forever branded into the minds of all those Appalachian transplants like me.
Post Number: 477
|Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 9:29 pm: || |
Car Jacked In Detroit - Angry Aryans
Detroit Valentine - Red Aunts
Born In Detroit and Fast Thing In Detroit - The Rockets
Especially In Michigan - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Post Number: 1010
|Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 9:50 pm: || |
"Detroit Bound Blues" Blind Blake
"Detroit Moan" Victoria Spivey
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 11:12 pm: || |
Keeping it regional, one cannot fortget the Bay City Rollers, from Scotland. Nor Nick Lowe/Dave Edmunds/Rockpile "Goin to See the Rollers". Edmunds had one album on a Motown related album.
Post Number: 472
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:26 am: || |
That list includes songs with "Detroit" shoutouts ("Heart of Rock and roll") but forgets one- James Browns "Living In America". I seem to remember the video. He shouts "Detroit City" and it shows a 1980s view of the skyline.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:24 am: || |
Big Mama Boogie--Cactus,, Rusty Day telling the world "I'm from Detroit where the boogie was born, i've been boogie'n since fifty-one"
Post Number: 275
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 9:05 am: || |
Linn, that's quite enough... You managed to site them all in one post.
Post Number: 153
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 10:35 am: || |
Sufjan Stevens has a whole album for the whole state of michigan.
Post Number: 236
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 11:11 am: || |
On "Mike Bloomfield's Greatest Hits" he has one song in which he sings about being "in Dee-troit, down on Woodyard Street." Yes, that's Woodyard, with a "y."
Post Number: 806
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 11:36 am: || |
Wiki doesn't have it all...
Remember The Inmates covering the Standells? Dirty Water? Boston was switched to Detroit, and so "I love that dirty water. De-troit you're my home!"
But thanks to the end of steel and the arrival of zebra mussels the water ain't so dirty anymore.
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:09 pm: || |
belle isle daze- SSM
Post Number: 1058
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:14 pm: || |
Did anyone mention Bob Seger's Main Street?
Post Number: 1059
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:16 pm: || |
Never mind Main Street, I guess it was just an impression of Ann Arbor, because I knew what it was about, but he doesn't mention it
Post Number: 1542
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 12:34 pm: || |
Especially In Michigan -Red Hot Chili Peppers
Post Number: 63
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 2:43 pm: || |
People always seem to get so confused by the "born in raised in south Detroit" line from Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" but I just always assumed it meant southwest, not due south of the downtown riverfront. I mean, that is the southernmost region of the city. Whenever I hear the song, I picture West Vernor. But for all I know, the guys from Journey are just making crap up and they thought it sounded nice.
(Message edited by waymooreland on May 22, 2008)
Post Number: 2340
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 2:52 pm: || |
Lots of my friends joke that Steve Perry must have been referring to Windsor.
Post Number: 482
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 4:43 pm: || |
I asked this very question of Steve Perry back in my radio dj days. Turns out he played in a band previous to Journey with a bass player from Detroit. I can't remember the guys name, but he was killed in a motorcycle accident, so this was a shout out to him.
Post Number: 199
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 5:46 pm: || |
the drummer from the chili peppers & the problematic keyboardist from "Smashing Pumpkins" are detroit-born. Doesn't "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson reference her being from the D?
Downriviera,(Johnny Carson voice) "I did not know that".
I was gonna suggest X, "New World" but you guys are loading up on the Seger, Motown, The Nuge & other members of the choir...
Post Number: 485
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 5:58 pm: || |
New World by X for sure, saw them last week at the Majestic, they really played up the Motor City reference in the song.
Post Number: 1091
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 6:42 pm: || |
A couple I can think of.
There was a nationally released country song that crossed my desk in the mid 70's called "Ypsitucky". Not the Mike Dykehouse song, a different one.
A Detroit area folkie whose name excapes me except that he was on the club circuit had one where the chorus would start with:
"Motown ain't no town for me"
The audience would sing the underline
"Pop a beer down
Pop a can of beer down"
Can't remember his name. Anyone remember him? Again it would be very early 70's.
Post Number: 488
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:01 pm: || |
Rouge Plant Blues by Stix and Stoned featuring Bobby Lewis.
Post Number: 110
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:13 pm: || |
Central Girls- DJ Greenup
Awful song if your a WMU Alum....
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 7:31 pm: || |
sure do miss Bobby Lewis since he retire a couple years ago
Post Number: 181
|Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 6:36 am: || |
Great list. I wrote one of the songs on your list. Also, we are going to have Yusef on Detroit JazzStage. (www.jazzstage.us) We are putting the show together right now.
Post Number: 1218
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 7:40 pm: || |
There's a whole list of songs about or mentioning Detroit in the "Detroit Almanac."
Post Number: 160
|Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 8:09 pm: || |
Post Number: 13
|Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 8:28 pm: || |
Got a Hell of a hockey team....
Got a left-handed wing...
Sign up, on that automotive dream...
Papa Hobo - Paul Simon
Post Number: 15
|Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 9:29 am: || |
Post Number: 61
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 1:56 pm:
Detroit (Lift up Your Weary Head) - Sufjan Stevens
Romulus - Sufjan Stevens"
Sufjan's entire Michigan Album. I prefer Illinoise myself, Casimir Pulaski Day makes me cry.
Post Number: 683
|Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 10:15 am: || |
Ben Folds - Kalamazoo
Kid Rock - All Summer Long
It was 1989, my thoughts were short my hair was long
Caught somewhere between a boy and man
She was seventeen and she was far from in-between
It was summertime in Northern Michigan
Ahh Ahh Ahh
Ahh Ahh Ahh
Splashing through the sand bar
Talking by the campfire
It’s the simple things in life, like when and where
We didn’t have no internet
But man I never will forget
The way the moonlight shined upon her hair
And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Making love out by the lake to our favorite song
Sipping whiskey out the bottle, not thinking ’bout tomorrow
Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long
Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long
Catching Walleye from the dock
Watching the waves roll off the rocks
She’ll forever hold a spot inside my soul
We’d blister in the sun
We couldn’t wait for night to come
To hit that sand and play some rock and roll