By: Howard Kremer

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7 Songs of Summah That Are Actually a Bummer

Lovin Spoonful – “Summah in the City”

“Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty. All around people looking half dead.” – Describes the unsanitary conditions of a zombie invasion. ‘Bummah!

Eddy Cochrane – “Summahtime Blues”

The greatest season of all time has arrived but all this ungrateful greaser wants to do is whine and complain about what he doesn't have. Bummah!

Mungo Jerry – “In the Summahtime”

“If her Daddy's rich take her out for a meal, if her daddy's poor just do what you feel” – Advocates date raping the poor! Bummah!

The Drifters – “Under The Boardwalk”

“When the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof, And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire-proof” – Industrial smells, fatigue and hellish temperatures. Bummah!

Don Henly – “Boys Of Summah”

“After the boys of ‘summer ‘have gone” – That's Autumn. Summahs over. Bummah!

John Fogerty – “Centerfield”

“Put me in coach. I’m ready to play. Today.” A selfish ingrate incessantly demands playing time putting his own needs before the good of the team. Bummah!

Bryan Hyland – “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini”

“She was afraid to come out in the open, and so a blanket around her she wore. She was afraid to come out in the open, and so she sat bundled up on the shore.” – This poor girl has body issues stemming from media pressure for women to be thin. They’re preventing her from enjoying the Summah. Bummah!

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