Gavin Paul


That Ned Flanders Metal Band Drops Album, ‘White Wine Spritzer’ Video

Back in a time when a Simpsons meme and a Trump joke didn’t need to cathartically coexist, the music community blessed us with Okilly Dokilly, the “world’s only Nedal band,” a quintet of metal nerds from Phoenix, Arizona […]

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Congrats America, Here’s Your President Thieving and Repurposing The Rolling Stones

As Game of Thrones sage/author George R.R. Martin decreed on his blog in a post titled “President Pussygrabber,” “America has spoken.” Whatever you chose to do or not do in that voting booth is your Free Land right, […]

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Lyricapsule: ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ Drops; November 8, 1971

Opposite their first three albums, Led Zeppelin IV channelled a mad genius bit of occult that Robert Plant became increasingly infatuated with, released on this Fall day in 1971. Mostly by way of the refined […]

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Lyricapsule: Motor City Madman Executes Squirrel; November 7, 1974

Citing lack of fortitude amongst his virgin band, The Amboy Dukes, Ted Nugent disappeared into the Colorado wilderness in the summer of 1974 to recollect his gun-toting, animal-destroying self, emerging on this day of the […]

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Lyricapsule: Dylan vs. the Blowfish; November 3, 1995

Easy targets, shooting the Blowfish in the proverbial AOR barrel. “Only Wanna Be With You,” despite Cracked Rear View’s absurd amount of record sales — 16x Platinum and counting — for anyone who knows that […]

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Lyricapsule: The Rolling Stones Hit The Ed Sullivan Show; October 25, 1964

With the Stones‘ 50th anniversary gigs — 50 years, and counting! — behind them, let us roll back the clock just a smidgen less to 1964, opposite their first gig in 1962, at a moment in television […]

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Lyricapsule: James Brown Records ‘Live at the Apollo’; October 24, 1962

“Mr. Dynamite, the amazing Mr. Please Please himself, the star of the show — James Brown and The Famous Flames,” went the infamous sparkling introduction from MC Fats Gonder on this day at the Apollo Theater […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume‎ XLII

Were dangerously close to Election Day, so things are naturally antagonistic to a certain orange cheeto in a suit, with another hilarious cryptic shot from El Vy and a faux-news broadcast from Joseph Arthur. Otherwise, Swedish […]

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Lyricapsule: Norwegian A-Ha Conquers American Charts; October 19, 1985

Though remembered more for its genius live-action-meets-pencil sketch MTV treatment via animator Michael Patterson and director Steve Barron, that took some odd 16 weeks to complete — see below — this synth-pop gem from A-Ha, […]

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Lyricapsule: Axl Rose Dances with Mr. Brownstone; October 18, 1989

Not another example of Axl Rose’s madcap rock star lunacy, the forever Guns N’ Roses hip-swayer actually did a solid and put his dope-addled bandmates on the hot seat in front of thousands of fans […]

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About Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.