Tuesday, 28 August 2012

My Top Ten ...In Wonderland Songs

Last post, we dealt with Songs About Alice... here's the obvious sequel.

10. James - Rabbit Hole

In which Tim Booth is late, always late.

9. Ash - Return Of The White Rabbit

Man, those are some chunky, funky guitars.

8. Milburn - Cheshire Cat Smile

They're not from Milburn, they're from Sheffield. Which probably explains why they sound so much like the Arctic Monkeys.

7. Julian Cope - Mock Turtle

And if you're a fan of Mock Turtles, I'm sure U Dig this.

6. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus

A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.

5. Dave Edmunds - Queen Of Hearts

The joker ain't the only fool who'll do anything for you

4. XTC - Wonderland

Or, if you prefer, same title: different song from Big Country.

3. Elton John - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

Long before the tantrums and tiaras, the dirge for Diana, the ridiculous megastar pomposity... it's easy to forget that once upon a time, Elton John & Bernie Taupin wrote songs as beautiful as this one.

2. The Cure - Caterpillar

Not Mad Bob's only visit to Wonderland. He's no doubt got a season ticket.

1. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice - when she's 10 feet tall

So those are the tunes that Carroll my Lewis... but which song sends you down the rabbit hole?


  1. Fair play for resisting the temptation to have Walrus higher up the list. Bonkers promo too.

    1. It actually started off at #10, but I grudgingly nudged it up a few places.

  2. Any mention of XTC always makes me smile.

  3. Hello Rol - I do like this kind of meaningless / meaningful challenge.

    Here's an alternative 10 - albeit with a couple of point-stretchers.. (And I used to love Fiona Fullerton, by the way).

    Duchess - The Stranglers
    Rock Lobster - B52s
    Sweet Mary-Ann - The Quireboys
    Deck Of Cards - Tex Ritter
    Unicorn - The Bachelors
    Tales From The Riverbank - The Jam
    Time (Clock Of The Heart) - Culture Club
    Rabbit - Chas n Dave
    Oh Carroll! - Neil Sedaka
    The Drugs Don't Work! - The Verve

    1. Top work, DVD... I've actually got a post planned featuring Chas & Dave coming up soon.

  4. Chas n Dave. Oh fuck!

    My good man; there are no boundaries to your imagination. Perhaps you are a descendant of Lewis Carroll. (Or ingest the same opium with your chips?)

    1. "There are no boundaries to your imagination" could easily be translated as "there ae no depth to which you will not sink".

  5. New entry? Rabbit Hole by Temper Trap

    1. Then again, maybe there are depths to which I will not sink... ;-)


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