A Musical Note: Hedgehoppers Anonymous – It’s Good News Week

Today’s music is WAY OFF the charts.

Hedgehopper’s anonymous had only four songs which actually reached the charts in the U.S., and all but one of them has been pretty much forgotten.  I fact, there’s a chance you’ve never heard this one, either.

A controversial song, the original was pulled from the air, and the band forced to re-record with “nicer” (read more P.C.) lyrics.

In searching for this to share, mostly all I found was the revised version… then I found the one I present to you today.  Sound isn’t top quality, but it is the original song.

The awful lyric?  I’ll tell you, the line goes, “…there’s lots of blood in Asia now, they’ve butchered off the sacred cow, they’ve got a lot to eat…” 

It is, indeed, a message song from the “olden days”.  Be that as it may, it has a lively beat, unforgettable lyrics (I still remember them!), and is one that, if you listen carefully, will touch you in its own way.

Please forgive the graphics.

May I present, It’s Good News Week by the Hedgehoppers Anonymous:

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3 responses to “A Musical Note: Hedgehoppers Anonymous – It’s Good News Week

  1. It’s Good News Week Lyrics

    musician: Hedghoppers Anonymous

    It’s good news week,
    Someone’s dropped a bomb somewhere,
    Contaminating atmosphere
    And blackening the sky,
    It’s good news week,
    Someones found a way to give,
    The rotting dead a will to live,
    Go on and never die.

    Have you heard the news?
    What did it say?
    Who’s won that race?
    What’s the weather like today?

    It’s good news week,
    Families shake the need for gold,
    By stimulating birth control,
    We’re wanting less to eat.

    It’s good news week,
    Doctors finding many ways,
    Of wrapping brains in metal trays,
    To keep us from the heat.

    It’s good news week,
    Someone’s dropped a bomb somewhere,
    Contaminating atmosphere
    And blackening the sky,
    It’s good news week,
    Someones found a way to give,
    The rotting dead a will to live,
    Go on and never die.

    Have you heard the news?
    What did it say?
    Who’s won that race?
    What’s the weather like today?
    (what’s the weather like today?)

    It’s good news week,
    Families shake the need for gold,
    By stimulating birth control,
    We’re wanting less to eat.

    It’s good news week,
    Doctors finding many ways,
    Of wrapping brains in metal trays,
    To keep us from the heat.

    To keep us from the heat.

    To keep us from the heat.

  2. Well, after your intro was wondering if I would find the lyrics. But surprise of surprises, after one that was copyrite, I pulled up the above free version.
    Makes me think of when my humor gets mean…..I’m not surprised that it was ‘pulled from the charts’.
    Gives me confidence with you though when I go into the cynical or sarcastic satirical mode. I might get away with it with you, if I didn’t also have the urge to outgrow this ironic bent of mine.
    I’m curious on what the reactions of others will be…..

  3. The beat is good. So are the visuals. The lyrics are clearly an attempt at protesting what the artists considers to be a decaying society. He’s a bit too jaded for me

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