Thursday, April 26, 2007

Everyone's Gone to The Moon, and not in a Jackie Gleason sense, either

Well, Sam Harris has certainly changed in many ways since he was on Star Search, lo these many years ago.

Everyone's Gone To The Moon could only have been a hit in the 1960s. The lyrics are odd (to put it mildly), but the original is a very pretty song.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Who's tripping down the streets of the city...

After buying a used copy of the 45, I have to ask myself, which is better...

Windy, as performed by The Association...

Or the cover version of Windy, as performed by Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson on The Drew Carey Show!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hold Tight

Those who have seen the new movie Grindhouse may be interested to know that there is a YouTube video of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich performing Hold Tight on British television. Due probably to budget constraints, the video features the group singing the song amidst playground equipment and does not include speeding death cars.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Is it a stockbroker? Is it a quantity surveyor? Is it a church warden? No! It's Bicycle Repair Man!

It's comforting to know that whenever bicycles are "threatened by International Communism" that Bicycle Repair Man will be there to save the day!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

When robots play guitars

The Scopitones video of The Tornados performing their instrumental Robot while costumed in robot outfits is pretty surreal. If you think that the video is horrible, you can cheer a little when the French riot police show up at the end.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The fastest talking man on YouTube, at any rate

This fellow claims to be the fastest talking man in the world. He's pretty fast.

Do the Kangaroo!

It was a dance craze in Quebec--The Kangaroo!

Dolphins, Telepathy and Underwater Birthing? I think I have one of their LPs.

I'm sure that the author of this book is a nice person. However, when I saw the tome in the window of a New Agey bookstore close to my work, I thought to myself "That sounds like the name of a band that might have opened for The Strawberry Alarm Clock in the 1960s."


Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Singing Men From Glad

Les Classels, a Quebec group, started their career by dressing all in white and dyeing their hair the same colour! It sounds silly, but Ton Amour A Change Ma Vie, for one, is actually a pretty song.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Croatian Elvis Presley

Rock music was, it would seem, somewhat tolerated in communist Yugoslavia. A Karlo Metikos, using the name Matt Collins, did a cover version of Peggy Sue, which in 1964 became Yugoslavia's first rock record.

I think that he sung it in Croatian, which would raise eyebrows in Lubbock Texas! You can hear the song in the background of this YouTube video at just after the 6 minute mark.