I’m not sure why, but I was thinking about songs featuring food the other day. I was probably hungry. After a bit of brain wracking I came up with the following top 10.
In no particular order:
1. AFX – Children Talking
Why do you hate mashed potatoes? A good slab of crazy from the Aphex Twin.
2. The JBs – Pass The Peas
Classic funk from the Godfather of soul’s backing band.
3. Harry McLintock – Big Rock Candy Mountain
My mate Matt who lives in New York introduced me to this. Also on the ‘Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack.
4. Mongo Santamaria – Watermelon Man
There are lots of version of this track, but this is one of my favourites, and with a name like Mongo you can’t loose.
5. Link Wray – Beans & Fatback
First heard Link Wray’s stuff on an Andy Weatherall rockabilly mix. No idea what it’s got to do with pork fat and beans, but its a tune.
6. The Beastie Boys – Egg Man
Curtis Mayfield sampling gem from Paul’s Boutique.
7. Led Zeppelin – The Lemon Song
Citrus sauce from Led zep II.
8. ZZ Top – TV Dinners
A song about being addicted to TV dinners. An 80s oddity from the much underrated Top.
9. Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions
A funk standard from 1964. Classic.
10. Weird Al Yancovic – Eat It
The most food filled song I know, and a tribute to the late MJ. A fitting end to the list.