What is this song called.
December 30, 2010 12:09 PM   Subscribe

What is the name of that song that has lyrics like "Becky was a choir girl, down in Costa Rica, Susan was a fire-fighter way out west in Chico"?

There's a drum machine and the singer delivers everything in a monotone drawl. 90s alternative radio hit. Something like "33 girls in 4 minutes" but I can't get the actual numebrs right so I can't google the name.
posted by kittensofthenight to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
88 lines about 44 women by The Nails
posted by Confess, Fletch at 12:10 PM on December 30, 2010 [6 favorites]


Confess, Fletch, has it.
posted by Ironmouth at 12:12 PM on December 30, 2010


If you're interested, cortex posted a spoof of 88 Lines About 44 Women on music.metafilter.com called 88 Lines About 44 Mefites in which he substituted notable mefites for the women in the original.
posted by RichardP at 12:15 PM on December 30, 2010


Fuck yeah, Confess!
thanks so much.

I was convinced it was the Butthole Surfers, but then I remembered I was convinced it was the BSs when it came out and was wrong. I couldn't for the life of me find the name of the group. Now I can send the song to my girlfriend at work for no reason at all.

When searching for 88 lines' I found this song, which is funny.
posted by kittensofthenight at 12:17 PM on December 30, 2010


This has been my favorite AskMe. God bless each and every one of you. Hug your cat or dog or child or plant.
posted by kittensofthenight at 12:19 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


here's the video for 88 lines. Uh, Nsfw.
posted by kittensofthenight at 12:25 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Huh. I always thought that was a Jim Carroll song. I must be conflating it with People Who Died.

Brains are funny...
posted by Naberius at 12:58 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


I suspect this somewhat-similar song may be why you thought it was the Butthole Surfers.
posted by foursentences at 1:02 PM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


i am loving that your example lyric is wholly invented and awesome. it fits the meter, it fits the scheme, it works, it could easily BE a lyric in the song... but isn't. so rad.
posted by radiosilents at 1:09 PM on December 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter's own lore did 88 lines about 42 presidents.
posted by mbrubeck at 1:44 PM on December 30, 2010


Huh. I always thought that was a Jim Carroll song. I must be conflating it with People Who Died.

I totally associate those two songs as well.
posted by peep at 1:48 PM on December 30, 2010


Oops, that wasn't actually by lore, but by one of his fellow Shuttlecocks. My bad.
posted by mbrubeck at 2:02 PM on December 30, 2010


Um, it's definitely not "88 Lines..." Not sure what it is. Could be "People Who Died".
posted by sundrop at 5:20 PM on December 30, 2010


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