Friday, 5 July 2013

My Top Ten Gluttony Songs (Seven Deadly Sins #2)

The Seven Deadly Sing Songs continues...

Gluttony comes second. As greed is third, and the two are somewhat intertwined, I've tried to draw a line between them. Chances are, if you don't hear it here, I saved it for the Greed Top Ten. Gluttony songs tended to be more about overdoing it...

Special mention to INXS, naturally. 

10. Toto Coelo - I Eat Cannibals

The 17th biggest selling single of 1983... in South Africa.

That seems pretty gluttonous to me.

9. Marianne Faithfull - Gluttony

Marianne tells the story of a model who loves to eat but signs a contract to stay slim...
There's no market for hippos in Philadelphia!
You'll have to take my word as youtube's never heard of it.

8. Ash - Palace of Excess
Dancing with the trustafarian girls...
Yes, I had to google "trustafarian". But it fits.

Get well soon, Lemmy!
Eat the Rich: there's only one thing they're good for
Eat the Rich: take one bite now - come back for more
Eat the Rich: don't stop me now I'm goin' crazy
Eat the Rich: that's my idea of a good time baby
Verges on the Greed Top Ten, but I chose to include it here.

6. Hey, Elastica! - Eat Your Heart Out

From 1982, in case you were thinking they were saying hello to Justine Frischmann.

See also Eat Your Heart Out by Dio which is also from the early 80s but might as well be from a different planet.

5. Art Brut - Just Desserts

Whenever Eddie gets hurt, he skips dinner and has a big dessert...
I know I should take better care of my health 
But when I'm down, vegetables don't help...
4. Jellyfish - Glutton of Sympathy

I know this probably gets boring, but I can't help it: this song is 20 years old.

Now I'm officially depressed.Not enough to eat a Jellyfish though.

3. Ben Folds - All U Can Eat
Son, look at all the people in this restaurant
What d'you think they weigh?
And out the window to the parking lot
At their SUVs taking all of the space
You know the sort of people he's singing about.

2. Peter Gabriel - Big Time  
Hi there! 
Peter overdoes it in every area of his life... his belly's getting bigger - and his bank account.
My parties have all the big names
And I greet them with the widest smile
Tell them how my life is one big adventure
And always they're amazed
When I show them round the house to my bed
I had it made like a mountain range
With a snow-white pillow for my big fat head
And my heaven will be a big heaven
And I will walk through the front door
1. Buckcherry - Gluttony

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Also: ROCKS.

From the new album Confessions which features a song for each of the 7 deadly sins. We may return to that at a later date. No promises. 

Please, sir, can you have some more?


  1. mmm, well I feel an honourable mention for Fat Boy Slim is due, but otherwise I shall have to nominate X-Ray Specs for Junk Food Junkie. Away from the music, my favourite short film ever is Next Floor and you'll see why I suggest you watch it

    1. Top marks for X-Ray Specs...

      I have to show my philistine side re: The Next Floor though... erm, I don't get it.

  2. Was nearly a KJ-free week but I knew you wouldn't let me down.

    Killing Joke - Age Of Greed.

    1. Almost... you might want to save that for the next sin in line though.

  3. Hi there, I have just stumbled across your blog, and I must say I am really enjoying reading it. I tried to do a similar thing myself ( but found that I never had the time to make it a regular thing. Feel free to have a look and to use any of my topics for future postings of yours...

    anyway, onto this topic, a couple of my suggestions:
    I Gotta Get Drunk - Willie Nelson (although I like the Little Willies version)
    Last Meal - Hurricane Harry. This song is the story of a prisoner on death row who realises he can't be executed until he has his last meal, so he makes the most ridiculous and over the top food requests to delay the request.

    Anyway, so thanks for the posts and keep up the good work. I look forward to reading the new ones, and going back and reading some of the older ones too...I might go back and make some suggestions on the older posts too.


  4. Hi Deano - good to meet another listophile, I've added your blog to my list and look forward to reading some of your posts later.

    I particularly like the sound of that Hurricane Harry song, I'll have to investigate that one.


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