shock rock, one-hit wonder, psychedelicatessen (1966)
bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Wed Dec 1 03:05:42 UTC 2004
Three cites from one article:
The Frenzied Frontier of Pop Music, by Tom Nolan.
Los Angeles Times, Nov 27, 1966. p. W36
* "shock rock" (28,800 Google hits, not yet in OED):
Now the Mothers and the Fugs and their confreres from San
Francisco -- the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and the
Sopwith Camel to name a few -- all participate in creating
what has been called "Shock-Rock," a combination of far-out
music with Theater of the Absurd.
* "one-hit wonder" (OED3 draft entry has 1977):
Not that everything that makes the charts is new and
exciting, of course; one of the nation's most recent
Number 1's was a monotonous little ditty that went "Ma
ba-haby duz de Hanky-Panky," and another classic
tastelessly proclaimed: "They're coming to take me away,
ha-haaa!" in a parody of mental illness. But such
"one-hit-wonders" have no sustaining power.
(Did "one-hit wonder" come out of baseball? Newspaperarchive has an AP
article from May 1, 1956 referring to New York Giants pitcher Ramon
Monzant as a "one-hit wonder" after he pitched a one-hit game against the
* "psychedelicatessen" (OED2 has 1967):
A sign of the extent of this madness came just before the
Beatles' visit to Los Angeles, when the aforementioned
publicist Derek Taylor sat sipping a beer in a Sunset
Strip psyche-delicatessen and mused about the fate of the
Beatles in America.
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