Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ten best songs based on books

At The Observer, Mark O'Connell came up with ten of the best songs based on books.

One entry on the list:
Jefferson Airplane

White Rabbit

Drawing heavily on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this 1967 psychedelic anthem fairly reeks of acid. Just as listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Fortunate Son makes the most mundane tasks – cleaning the oven, filing tax returns – feel like you’re being choppered in for a tour of duty in ’Nam, hearing Grace Slick sing White Rabbit makes you feel as though you’ve taken some psychotropic substance and are about to follow Alice down the rabbit hole. It’s difficult to think of a song more representative of late 1960s freak culture
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue