"Hollywood Boulevard" as written by Michael Geoffrey Jones and Don Letts....
The Messiahs of the milk bar, Hhellraisers to the end
Had a drop to many in a toast to all their friends
Movie stars and writers are present a to z
Now these ain't common people, they're personalities

And they've all got a story, ohoh
Tattle talk from Tinseltown, ohoh ("yeah, yeah, look at that, yeah...")
Some of them survivors, ohohoh
Others gone to ground

There's Brendan be and Hunter T, what's a poet got to say
Hunter's looking for a story about the IRA
And Lenny isn't laughing, he nearly lost his life
Transexual from the Transvaal slipped in as his wife

It's a star studded scandal, ohoh
So raise your glass my friend, ohoh
The Messiahs of the milk bar, ohohoh
Hellraisers to the end

"The rose garden is already littered with my victims..."

And they've all got a story, ohoh
Tattle talk from Tinseltown, ohoh
Some of them survivors, ohohoh
Others gone to ground

Bukowski wants to talk, but he's had too much to drink
Threw up in the piano 'cause he thought it was the sink
Little Richard and Sal Dali singing out of key
Both hallucinated, the Sandoz was for free

Osbournes at a party, Colin Wilson's on the line
Saying, "listen Johnny Baby, that catchphrase is mine"
Flynn and Reed in conversation, reowned throughout the land
Used a calculator, workout who's the better man

Now Errols' got the looks and Ollis' got the strength
One is talking numbers and the others' talking length
Fatty's feeling frisky, orders more champagne
Women run out screaming, "oh no, not again!"

And they've all got a story, ohoh
Tattle talk from Tinseltown, ohoh
Some of them survivors, ohohoh
Others gone to ground

It's a star studded scandal, ohoh
So raise your glass my friend, ohoh
The Messiahs of the milk bar, ohohoh
Hellraisers to the end

The Messiahs of the milk bar, ohohoh
Hellraisers to the end


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"Hollywood Boulevard" as written by Michael Geoffrey Jones Don Letts

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    General CommentA great song, maybe my favorite BAD. Obvious references to Clockwork Orange, the Droogies at the Milk Bar. Getting into "situations" but turning out to be posers, just like in the film. The samples from "My Favorite Year" are also great. "He's plastered... so are some of the finest buildings in Europe, if I were truly plastered could I do this... crash thud" fantastic. A sample from a film about what it's like to not be a poser, used in a song to discuss posers - "hell raisers to the end... had a drop too many in a toast to all their 'friends'" Mick - genius. Mick and Joe where both genius.
    arfarfon September 28, 2010   Link

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