Talk:We Want A Rock
Cost of prosthetic foreheads
Prosthetic foreheads do not cost $ 7. They are far more expensive.--220.127.116.11 17:31, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
- But he's saving the seven dollars, to be spent at an unspecified time. Depending on the intrest rate and the time saved, the prosthetic forehead could cost any amount more than seven dollars: Cprosthetic foreheads=7(r)^t
- Of course, that's assuming time is measured in years and the rate is compounded annually. Let's say John puts the money in a savings account at 5% intrest compounded annually. Since this was written in 1990, it will take him until 2050 to save up the $130.75 needed for the standard-model prosthetic forehead. By then he will be 90 and will likely break his first forehead due to osteoperosis, and thus need a prosthetic one. Obviously a well thought-out plan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:15, December 17, 2006
Yo La Tengo
This song is maybe referenced by Yo La Tengo in their song "The Story of Yo La Tango." Or maybe it's just coincidence:
- "And we tried, we tried with all our might/
- We tore the playhouse down/
- We ran headlong in our way/
- We tried so hard"
--wetreplies 23:40, December 6, 2006
- From the album unhesitatingly titled I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass. :-) --MisterMe (talk) 11:49, 11 January 2017 (EST)
The "burn the playhouse down" line is probably a reference to the song "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down." I'm not sure who the original performer was, but I know Graham Parker did a version, which would make sense seeing as Linnell is a new wave fan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:20, May 21, 2011
- For the uninitiated, here is more information on "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down". The Graham Parker version of the song sounds quite unlike "We Want A Rock" but I have no doubt Linnell was aware of it. --MisterMe (talk) 11:49, 11 January 2017 (EST)
James Acaster's Findings
I'm pretty sure that the beginning of We Want A Rock was used for the show's opening/closing music. You can hear it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n611k Is it something that should be mentioned in the trivia?
I just can't get over the effect of the mixture of beats going on at the beginning of this song! I'm hearing two elements that contrast and then merge together: a double-time Chug-a-chug-a (1), and a single time Chug-a (2) that overlap (a), then become the same Chug-a (b). Then then the double-time & single Chug-a's overlapping & merging again.
--1a) Chug-a-chug-a, Chug-a-chug-a, Chug-a-chug-a, Chug-a-chug-a --2a) Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug- a -- --1b) Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug-a-chug, Chug --2b) Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug-a-chug, Chug -- --1a) Chug-a-chug-a, Chug-a-chug-a, Chug-a-chug-a, Chug-a-chug-a --2a) Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug- a -- --1b) Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug-a-chug, Chug --2b) Chug- a, Chug- a, Chug-a-chug, Chug -- --(Where was I, I forgot....)