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Fun Music Information -> Barry McGuire

This is the most recent information about Barry McGuire that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Barry McGuire, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

 
 

Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Barry McGuire/PF Sloan, Barry Maguire

Quotes:

And there was a real shedding of the old dogma, like boundaries of morality were being broken down and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other. Which destroyed thousands of us. I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle.

You know, the music business is like the Lotto. Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit, and sometimes they don't. There's just no rhyme or reason.

Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"The President's Analyst"He played, what else, a folk singer. - Opie M.

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Adam Of Destruction""Eve Of Destruction"Regina Haniger

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Weatherman Says," Jack Wagner"Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Raindrops)," Barry McGuire
"Eve of Destruction 1965," Barry McGuire"The Dawn of Correction," The Spokesmen

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Eave Of Destruction" originally "Eve Of Destruction"
Heather Brockwell

Change a Letter:

"Eva Of Destruction" originally "Eve Of Destruction"
That Eva must be quite a reckless gal!
Karen Smith
"Cloudy Bummer Afternoon (Raindrops)" originally "Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Raindrops)"
Yvette Bristle
"Eye Of Destruction" originally "Eve Of Destruction"
Heather Brockwell
"Ewe Of Destruction" originally "Eve Of Destruction"
Heather Brockwell

Recordings:

Mar 18
a parody of "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
Politcal parody about the Japan crisis and the news media's attempt to crucify nuclear power..
You Tube: (Windows Media)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Eve Of Destruction""Steve of Expulsion"'n Old Dump Rat
"Eve of Destruction""Memes of Reduction"John A. Barry
"Eve of Destruction""Brink of Infarction"Callmelennie
"Eve of Destruction""League of Deduction"John A. Barry
"Eve of Destruction""Leaves of Destruction"John A. Barry
"Eve of Destruction""Eve of Destruction"Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
"Eve Of Destruction""Morn Of Construction"Plumb Bob
"Eve of Destruction""If Barry McGuire Sang 'Copacabana'"Patrick McWilliams
"Eve of Destruction""Sequestration"Timmy1000
"Eve of Destruction""If Barry McGuire Sang 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'"Patrick McWilliams

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Eve Of DestructionDefense DepartmentFussBudgetVanPelt

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Adam's Song
   Blink 182
Eve Of Destruction
   Barry McGuire
Adam And Eve's Song Of Destruction
Alicia Sturdivant
Adam And Eve
   Paul Anka
Eve Of Destruction
   Barry McGuire
Adam And Eve Of Destruction
Alicia Sturdivant
Desperados Under the Eaves
   Warren Zevon
Eve of Destruction
   Barry McGuire
Desperados Under the Eaves of Destruction
I suppose anyone facing destruction is desperate.
Martha Hankins
When It's Nighttime In Italy, It's Wednesday Over Here
   The Everly Brothers
The Eve Of Destruction
   Barry McGuire
When It's Nighttime In Italy, It's The Eve Of Destruction Over Here
Marian
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Eve of Destruction"
Misheard Lyrics:
Violets flarin'
Original Lyrics:
Violence flarin'
"Eve Of Destruction"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's your next dawn, neighbor.
Original Lyrics:
Hate your next door neighbor.
"Eve Of Destruction"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's your next darn neighbor.
Original Lyrics:
Hate your next door neighbor.
"Eve Of Destruction"
Misheard Lyrics:
My butt's so mad; feels like coagulatin'.
Original Lyrics:
My blood's so mad; feels like coagulatin'.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Eve Of Destruction"
Misheard Lyrics:
Think of all the hate there is in Regina.
Original Lyrics:
Think of all the hate there is in Red China.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Mean Gene

My mother grew up in a small city about 150 miles from Regina, Saskatchewan (rhymes with a female body part, thus sounds similar to Red China in the song). She used to hear this lyric incorrectly and wonder, 'Why is there so much hate there? I live in Regina.' To me, it's a funny story.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Eve of Destruction"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Think of all the hate there is in Red China,
Then take a look around at Selma, Alabama
Why They're Misrhymed:
Let's not kid ourselves: 'Red China' and 'Alabama' don't even come close to rhyming. Even for a 60's/folk/protest song, that's a bit of a stretch.
Submitted by: Charlie Buttrey
"Eve of Destruction"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
My bloods so mad, it's like coagulatin'.
I'm sittin' here just contemplatin' then later
Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
Then take a look around to Selma Alabama !
Why They're Misrhymed:
I think the vision for this song was too big for the rhyming dictionary. Regulation, legislation, integration, disintegration ... finding rhymes must have been way 'too frustratin' '
Submitted by: Minerva

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Eve of Destruction"
The Dated Lyrics:
You're old enough to kill
But not for votin'
Why They're Dated:
In 1971, six years after this song, The 26th Amendment was ratified, lowering the legal age for voting to 18.
Submitted by: RJSchex
"Eve of Destruction"
The Dated Lyrics:
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
Why They're Dated:
Four days in space was major headlines back in the mid-60's. We now have the International Space Station which has been occupied continuously since 2000.
Submitted by: Glenn
There are additional dated lyrics available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Eve Of Destruction"
The Lyrics:
The eastern world, it is exploding Violence flarin', bullets loadin' You're old enough to kill, but not for votin' You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin' And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'
Why:
Forgot earlier about the opening verse, upabove, of Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction", had a shoutout to the Jordan River, a real river in the Middle East.
Submitted by: Peter
"Eve Of Destruction"
The Lyrics:
Think of all the hate there is in Red China Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
Why:
"Eve Of Destruction" by folk rocker Barry McGuire was a #1 song in the fall of 1965, and literally one of the first of it's kind -- an anti-Vietnam War song and expresses worry about the continuing escalation of the nuclear arms race between the then Soviet Union and the United States. "The hate in Red China" reference is referencing the Mao violent "Cultural Revolution" that was taking place in the mid-1960's. The "Selma, Alabama" reference is about the civil rights movement that was meeting with stiff and sometimes violent reaction in that area of the country, with one of the more violent places being Selma. The two lines above are the first two lines in the fourth and final verse.
Submitted by: Peter

Songs That Are Banned:

"Eve Of Destruction"
In 1965 this tune is pulled from many record stores and radio stations when some groups complain that it is nihilistic and could promote suicidal feelings amongst teens.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Steve Of De Ruction" originally "Eve Of Destruction"
Submitted by: Reese Witherspoonerism

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Eve Of Destruction"
The Lyrics:
The eastern world, it is explodin'
Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'.
Why:
Basically, it's a song about death, war, hate, killing, and gore all set to a lively, rockin' marching tune.
Submitted by: Roger
 

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Eve Of Destruction"
1990 robot action thriller with Gregory Hines
Submitted by: Mr. Oblivious

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