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She's a very kinky boy...

The other day, I was listening to a classic rock station (a break from talk radio) and I happened to notice that they played two very popular songs that deal with transvestites within about 45 minutes or so.

My first thought was to think of a third classic rock hit that also dealt with cross-dressing, and whether or not they'd go for the trifecta. Alas, they didn't.

I'm not naming the songs and artists, but they were all big hits when released, pretty much everyone knows them (Weird Al even parodied one), and they are definitely considered "classic" rock hits.

I'm curious to see how many people can guess the three songs, and how many other songs people will suggest that fit the theme.

Later this evening, I'll update this with the three songs.

Update: as several guessed, the songs aired were "Take A Walk On The Wild Side" and "Dude Looks Like A Lady." I was gravely disappointed that they weren't followed by "Lola."


Comments (28)

"Dude Look Like A Lady" by ... (Below threshold)

"Dude Look Like A Lady" by Aerosmith.

Off the top of my head:... (Below threshold)
Senor Cardgage:

Off the top of my head:

"Lola" - The Kinks
"Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" - Aerosmith
"Sweet Transvestite" - cast of Rocky Horror
"Walk on the Wild Side" - Lou Reed
the entirety of David Bowie's albums "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" and "Diamond Dogs"
"Sister Ray" - Velvet Underground
"Somebody Told Me" - The Killers
"The Lumberjack Song" - Monty Python's Flying Circus
"Ain't Got No Home" - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
"Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)" - Garbage
"Is She Is or Is She Ain't" - The Charmer (Google this to find out his current identity)

The Lumberjack Song (Monty ... (Below threshold)

The Lumberjack Song (Monty Python) - big rock hit if I recall.
Dude looks like a lady.
And anything by AC/DC.

Do the BeeGee's count?
Elton John?


I'm sure I could hazard a p... (Below threshold)
locomotivebreath1901:

I'm sure I could hazard a pretty accurate guess, but I've had it up to 'ten feet past the top o my head' with all this 'rainbow nation' crap that seems to oooze out of every mass media orifice this nation can expose.

Sorry. I just can't stomach it right now.

I'm gonna have to assume at... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

I'm gonna have to assume at least one, beside the one in the title, was "Lola" by the Kinks (your title was a clue to both tunes).

I'm also gonna assume your third wasn't one of the ones I was thinking of, "Lady Stardust" who sang his songs of darkness and dismay but maybe you were thinking of Ziggy.

I would have to guess "Lola... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

I would have to guess "Lola" and "Walk on the Wild Side." Tose are songs that a classic rock station would liely play that are obvious tranny songs.

Lola, Dude Looks Like a Lad... (Below threshold)
Jim in Cleveland:

Lola, Dude Looks Like a Lady, and Take a Walk on the Wild Side are the obvious CLASSIC rockers. I have never heard Monty Python on Classic Rock radio. I'm a Boy by the Who is iffy, because it is about the mom dressing up the kid. And don't forget Get Back--Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman, but she was another man.

"Meet Virgina" by Train... (Below threshold)
Tavis C:

"Meet Virgina" by Train

though 1998 seems too recent for classic rock, or I could just be old too

How is that everyone missed... (Below threshold)

How is that everyone missed the title song so far?

Superfreak - Rick James

I'm guessing Walk on the Wild side for the second song and Lola as your 'Classic' song reference ttrifecta

I thought of Superfreak... ... (Below threshold)
brainy435:

I thought of Superfreak... but the lyrics don't seem to imply a tranny. I looked em up, just in case. Of course, I could have just missed it...

Great, now I have MC Hammer running through my head.

Liked the Weird Al reference: "I met him in a swamp down in Dagobah, where it bubbles all the time like a giant carbonated soda."

Doh! Must have been channe... (Below threshold)

Doh! Must have been channeling Rosie or something when I thought of Superfreak.

Move along, nothing to see here....

"Wildfire" By Michael Marti... (Below threshold)

"Wildfire" By Michael Martin Murphy. Which is, without a doubt, the sickest and most twisted song ever wrote.

Heh. Funky Cold Medina fits... (Below threshold)
brainy435:

Heh. Funky Cold Medina fits the theme... well part of it, I guess. It's not classic rock.

"so I took her to my crib
and everything went well as planned
but when she got undressed it was big old mess
Sheena was a man
so I threw him out
I don't fool around with no Oscar Meyer weiner
you must be sure that the girl is pure for the funky cold medina"

Ain't Got No Home??? Not th... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Ain't Got No Home??? Not the version I know. -- Unless I messed something. lol

What about "The low spark o... (Below threshold)
steveinAZ:

What about "The low spark of high-heeled boys" by Traffic?

Tweeter and the Monkey Man ... (Below threshold)
Skip:

Tweeter and the Monkey Man by the Traveling Wilburys is also a possibility.

Looking at all these, man this sure seems to be a common theme. If I'd had to guess, the 3 songs you meant were Lola, Dude Looks Like a Lady, and Walk on the Wild Side were the 3 getting the most airtime.

I think "Tommy" by The Who ... (Below threshold)
tomg:

I think "Tommy" by The Who had everything but. Especially adding Sir Elton for the movie.

Hey, was Shiloh a guy?

Great songs listed above...... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Great songs listed above...
after all...confusion is what adolescence is all about...
I would venture to say...for those over 40..(I first heard this on a jukebox..when in the military at a sandwich shop in Bahrain in 1970)
..The Kinks 1976 U.S. Tour was one of the best RR shows I ever saw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMsnqQHOwFg

another great one...hey som... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

another great one...hey sometomes it was the music...sometimes...it was just the volume...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvOUAYYYw7U

Lou Reed...even more than D... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Lou Reed...even more than Dylan is the poet of American Rock and Roll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ditCW2TiA

I always change the station... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

I always change the station when those songs come on.

Two are: Walk on the Wild ... (Below threshold)

Two are: Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed and Lola by The Kinks.

Straight from the BBC....</... (Below threshold)
John:

Straight from the BBC....

The US Central Intelligence Agency is to declassify hundreds of documents detailing some of the agency's worst illegal abuses from the 1950s to 1970s.

The papers, to be released next week, will detail assassination plots, domestic spying and wiretapping, kidnapping and human experiments.

Human Experiments?

John.

Holy off topic batman.... (Below threshold)
Clancy:

Holy off topic batman.

"Get Back" - The Beatles<br... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:

"Get Back" - The Beatles

Pretty much every Barry Man... (Below threshold)

Pretty much every Barry Manilow song, too.

John, I wonder if they'll d... (Below threshold)
kim:

John, I wonder if they'll detail all the Arabists at the CIA in curve-hiding gowns?
==================

"Royal Orleans", Led Zeppel... (Below threshold)
Kaz:

"Royal Orleans", Led Zeppelin.




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