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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Songs About Being Sick

Posted by on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I am finally done with this disgusting cough, with leaving snotty tissues all over my house. But since most of my friends are still hacking away, I felt inspired to make a sick mix. It turns out grunge has a lot of references to cough syrup and being sick without making the whole song about it, but the Ramones win the prize for most lovable straight-up illness songs. Being sick is really punk!

Here's what I came up with:

"You Sound Like You're Sick" - The Ramones
"Touch Me I'm Sick" - Mudhoney
"Hospital" - The Lemonheads
"Amoeba" - The Adolescents
"Fever to Tell" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Cough/Cool" - The Misfits
"Nausea" - X
"Fever" - The Cramps
"I Wanna Be Well" - The Ramones

I made the artistic decision to leave out "Down With The Sickeness," by the Disturbed. Any More?

 

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"UTI" - TacocaT

It's a more SPECIFIC illness than the others on the list, but that doesn't mean it doesn't count.
Posted by tired and true on January 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM · Report this
yos-wa 2
sick playlist, bro.
Posted by yos-wa on January 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM · Report this
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Take Me Down to the Hospital - Replacements
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGRb6btil…
Posted by Dod on January 23, 2013 at 7:23 PM · Report this
blip 4
Nausea - Adult.
Posted by blip on January 23, 2013 at 8:01 PM · Report this
LEE. 5
Banner For The Sick - Milemarker
Posted by LEE. on January 23, 2013 at 9:55 PM · Report this
LEE. 6
oh crap, forgot about this one...

Alas, Here Come The Hypochondriacs To Wait With You In The Lobby - The Locust
Posted by LEE. on January 23, 2013 at 9:57 PM · Report this
Posted by BrianMyFatAss http://www.myspace.com/brianfoss on January 23, 2013 at 11:22 PM · Report this
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Motorhead - I'm The Doctor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KgtdgSMZ…
Posted by BrianMyFatAss http://www.myspace.com/brianfoss on January 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM · Report this
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@7 Yeah, the Boys!
"You're Making me Sick" the Fells
Posted by carnivorous chicken on January 24, 2013 at 8:49 AM · Report this
julie russell 10
Call Me Doctor- The Glands (this song makes me cry w/o fail)
Burning- Fugazi (fresh in my mind)
I've Got Asthma Toy Dolls
King Medicine- Jets To Brazil
Posted by julie russell http:// on January 24, 2013 at 8:52 AM · Report this
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The Infirmary -- Cracker
Posted by designwhileusleep on January 24, 2013 at 9:01 AM · Report this
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I Got A Rash by The Evaporators!

http://youtu.be/xtufU_TFUno
Posted by RL is too lazy to log in on January 25, 2013 at 1:49 AM · Report this
Posted by Chalupa on January 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM · Report this
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So Sick-Jemina Pearl(Be Your Own Pet)
Posted by zachdavis on January 31, 2013 at 9:47 PM · Report this
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Really, Really good... I'm feeling but this gave me a bust!
Posted by Pedro Pinto on September 26, 2014 at 7:50 PM · Report this

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