Monday, June 11, 2007

Weekday Listomania

Since I was wrong about the Sopranos finale, I am going to make up for it by stealing the most popular feature of PowerPoop: It's Listomania!

Today's challenge: name the strangest combination of music and backup vocalist!

Here are my picks:

Donna Godchaux, future chick singer of the Grateful Dead, sang backup on Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley!

Toni Tenille, formerly of the Captain & Tenille, sang backup on Pink Floyd's The Wall!

You can put yours in comments and win a prize.


steve simels said...

Prog rock god/Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman played on the Pipkins' album (although not on its big hit "Gimme Dat Ding")?

steve simels said...

Future lead singer of the Seeds (Sky Saxon, of "You're Pushing Too Hard" fame) can be glimpsed singing along (from the audience) with Joan Baez' version of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" in the 1966 concert film "The Big T.N.T. Show."

Orchestra conducted by Phil Spector, adding to the general weirdness.

steve simels said...

Liza Minelli sang backup on Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies" album?

Seemed strange at the time...

Anonymous said...

Debbie Gibson sang with The Circle Jerks in 1995 on their Oddities, Abnormalities, and Curiosities album.

In a slightly different mode, Shoes once opened for Kiss, and Gene Simmons really really wanted to produce them.

Molly Ivors

Arabella said...

I loved it when the Soprano's used "When this war is over, who will win the crown."

Kenosha Kid must hate his commenters when they they don't stick to the assigned topic.


four legs good said...

Will I win more chocolate?

The Kenosha Kid said...

Will I win more chocolate?

You have to submit an entry to win the contest. So far Steve and Molly are splitting the chocolate.

Mike S said...

Sheryl Crow backing up Michael Jackson

Working For Michael Jackson: stolen from's Bill Lamb

In 1986 Sheryl Crow moved to Los Angeles and began work singing on commercial singles. She scored a spot as a backup singer on Michael Jackson's Bad tour. Although she was often featured as the female duet partner with Jackson on "I Can't Stop Loving You," she also told stories of being forced to change her name and being instructed to only make eye contact with Michael Jackson while performing. After 2 years of touring, Sheryl Crow set out on her own again.