Damn, but it's been a long time since Joe Ely appeared on the blog--and a lot lot longer since I saw him at the Bottom Line with a very young K.D. Laing opening. Couldn't help but think of him when I saw this scene unfolding on Forest Avenue on Staten Island. It's not exactly a "cherry on top" anymore but, then again, the Bud in the truck isn't really Bud anymore.
The call me the Crazy Lemon. I'm crazy, wild, free for a while. I can't help what they think, I was born that way. I'll be a little crazy till my dyin' day. Just a man on the run, they call the Crazy Lemon.
It's true that I stole the Budweiser truck. I changed my mind but the truck got stuck In a muddy ditch, so I hitched it back again. The second car that passed had a cherry on top But just my luck it was the first to stop. They said with a grin, "Looky here, it's the Crazy Lemon."
From the great Down on the Drag LP (1979), though I heard it first on the equally great bonus EP that came with Live Shots (1980).