What's In The Words: Reunion's "Life Is A Rock"

Life Is A Rock

Reunion's "Life Is A Rock" (from the author's collection)

“[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]B. B. Bumble and the Stingers[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mott the Hoople[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ray Charles[/lastfm] Singers
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lonnie Mack[/lastfm] and twangin’ Eddy, here’s my ring we’re goin’ steady…”

“Life Is a Rock” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Reunion[/lastfm]

What’s in the words? Everything! And nothing! And that’s what made this song so great.

Recorded in 1974 by a group of studio musicians who called themselves Reunion, “Life Is a Rock” was spectacular if for no other reason that it name-checked over 100 different artists, disc jockeys, songs and dances (with a strange nod to Jack the Ripper) in less than 4 minutes.

That feat was the work of lead singer Joey Levine (who also sang on songs by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ohio Express[/lastfm]). Fuel for laughs at the karaoke bar — even before everyone is drunk — its not been matched in pop culture in almost 40 years (except for John Moschitta’s famous FedEx commercial).

blog comments powered by Disqus
Radio.com app
Big Show PodcastScott Shannon Weekly Podcast

Listen Live