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Record Bin Roulette
Thu June 28, 2012
Pumping Out Cold and Hot Blooded Hits
That red stuff pumping through our bodies has inspired more than a few hit songs.
Some border on the grisly—Nervous Norvous reached the charts in 1956 with the grisly “Transfusion”. With lyrics like “Slip the blood to me, Bud” and “Pump the juice to me, Bruce”, it was considered offensive to many, and banned from some radio stations. But it also gave famed radio DJ Dr. Demento his name. After Barrett Hansen played “Transfusion” on the radio, people said he had to be ‘demented.’ He was, and the name stuck.