Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Escaped Fetal Pigs - "Uterus Queen"

This is from the tv show Musical Mayhem. Jimmie Frederick taped the show at The Good Tymes Pub in Bowling Green, Ohio USA in the Fall of 1991. "Uterus Queen" was a parody of the song called "Rocket Queen" by Guns 'N' Roses. I don't think I had ever heard the GNR song when our guitarist, Mark, added this song to the set. I had little to do on this song, so I may have used it as a bathroom break. You can see me showing up halfway through the song wearing a Gone Daddy Finch (another local band of the time) t-shirt and cheering the drummer, Simon, to add "more cowbell". Jimmie really loved adding then state of the art computer effects to the footage and songs like this certainly can use all the help they can get. I was a little surprised when this track made the cut for the show, but Jimmie liked heavy metal, so that may have been enough to do it, plus a large chunk of his audience would know GNR, who were hugely popular at the time, so that may have made the difference as well. If I remember correctly, this may have been another song we never recorded, with the only recording being the one Mark did all by himself (like Prince, Mark can pretty much play any instrument; he just can't play them all at the same time, which is why he needed a band). It would have been interesting to see what the entire band would have done with the song, given the time to create a studio recording.

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