Earache My Eye

Cheech & Chong, Alice Bowie

About Earache My Eye

"Earache My Eye" is a comedy routine and song by Cheech and Chong from their 1974 album Cheech & Chong's Wedding Album. The routine is about a teenager (played by Tommy Chong) who wakes up and listens to a song by "Alice Bowie" (Cheech Marin), while his father (Marin again) yells at him to get ready for school. The song, unnamed in the routine, was released as a single under the name "Earache My Eye" and gained surprising popularity, reaching the top 10 on the charts in the United States and Canada. It has since been covered by many artists most notably Widespread Panic, Korn and Soundgarden. The song had its music written by Gaye Delorme and was performed by session musicians including Delorme on guitar and Airto Moreira on drums. It is best known for its guitar riff. 


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My momma talkin' to me tryin' to tell me how to live
But I don't listen to her 'cause my head is like a sieve
My daddy, he disowned me 'cause I wear my sister's clothes
He caught me in the bathroom with a pair of pantyhose

My basketball coach, he done kicked me off the team
For wearin' high heel sneakers and actin' like a queen

The world's comin' to an end, I don't even care
As long as I can have a limo and my orange hair
And it don't bother me if people think I'm funny
'Cause I'm a big rock star and I'm makin' lots of money
Money, money, money, money, money, money
Ahh, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

I'm so bloody rich ha ha ha ha
I own apartment buildings and shopping centers ha ha ha ha
And I only know three chords ha ha ha ha

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Cheech & Chong

Cheech & Chong are a Grammy Award-winning comedy duo consisting of Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their films and stand-up routines, which were based on the hippie and free love era, and especially drug culture movements, most notably their love for cannabis. more »

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Written by: Gaye James Joseph Delorme, Richard Marin, Thomas Chong

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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2 facts about this song

Title: Cheech and Chong's Earache My Eye
1. Humorous Origin: "Earache My Eye" was first introduced as a comedy routine by the comedic duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. They were known for their countercultural, stoner-themed skits and movies. 2. Chart Success: Despite its humorous nature, the song peaked at No. 9 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1974, showing its unique appeal and wide market reception. 3. Use on Film: This song is featured in Cheech and Chong’s iconic stoner comedy film, "Up in Smoke" (1978), where it was used during the introduction of the character "Alice Bowie".
Title: Korn's Cover of Earache My Eye
1. Tribute To The Original: "Korn" covered "Earache My Eye" as a tribute to Cheech and Chong. Their version was released in 1999 as a hidden track on their fourth studio album, "Issues". 2. Released as a Single: Korn's rendition was later released as a single and is included in their compilation albums “Issues” and “Greatest Hits Vol. 1". 3. Heavy Metal Version: By covering the song, Korn transformed the original comedy-based tune into a heavier metal number, reflecting their own musical style. Despite this, they kept much of the original humor intact. 4. Special Packaging: In the initial pressings of the "Issues" album, the hidden track was located at a pre-gap before the first track, making it a surprise for the listeners. 5. Different Vocals: In Korn's version of the song, lead singer Jonathan Davis is absent. Instead, the song is performed by the other band members, lending a different vocal style to their version.

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