Right Place, Wrong Time (song)(Redirected from Right Place, Wrong Time (Dr. John song))
|"Right Place, Wrong Time"|
|Single by Dr. John|
|from the album In the Right Place|
|B-side||"I Been Hoodood"|
|Genre||Funk rock, New Orleans R&B|
|Dr. John singles chronology|
During the summer of 1973, the song peaked at number nine on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It is ranked as the 24th biggest hit of 1973. In Canada, the song reached number six.
A verse lyric from the song ("Just need a little brain salad surgery/got to cure my insecurity") was the inspiration for the title of the album Brain Salad Surgery by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, replacing the working title of Whip Some Skull on Yer. Both titles are slang expressions for fellatio.
Use in mediaEdit
"Right Place, Wrong Time" was included in the soundtrack of the 2000 comedy film, Lucky Numbers. The song was featured in an episode of American Horror Story: Coven and also in the movies Dazed and Confused and Sahara, as well as the trailer for the second season of Fargo. The song was included in the soundtrack to the 2010 video game Skate 3.
The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies covered the song on their album Magnolia (Capricorn Records, 1996).