Just finished recording a cover of Palisades Park by Freddy Boom Boom Cannon (written, WTF, by Chuck Barris).
About half the people who worked with me knew the song, about half of them didn’t.
Didn’t know Palisades Park? Really?
Now, all of these people are too young to have know it when it was originally a hit- but they are all people who are into music and know Rock/Pop history pretty well. A 30 year old who has never taken an interest in older music- I could imagine that person not knowing the song. But these people are all music people- not only musicians but knowledgeable music fans.
Palisades Park is a Oldies Radio standard, right?
Anyone with a passing interest in pop music history knows this song, right?
Now, I myself, knew the song before The Ramones covered in in 198?, but the fact that The Ramones did it increases the likelihood of people knowing it- still half these people didn’t know it.
This may just be a coincidence:
Everyone who knew it grew up East of the Mississippi, everyone who didn’t know it grew up West of the Mississippi.
. . . very small sample, though, the coincidence may not mean anything.