As part of our ongoing musical decades series, please to enjoy the punk evolution.
Tommy Ramone spills the beans.
Seriously, what’s with the toga?
This stupid, irresistibly catchy song by a band with a very uncatchy name is a perfect example of the kind of vacuous, boneheaded bubblegum pop that dominated AM radio in the late 60’s/early 70’s. It’s a song I never would have admitted liking back then. The band looks about as interesting as their name, so the video required plenty of gyrating dancing girls to maintain any visual interest. At first I thought that explained the singer’s goofy grin. Clearly he was expecting a cut from casting couch proceeds. But closer inspection reveals that the dancing girls were spliced in from elsewhere. Oh well, I guess one-hit wonders only cash in so far.
Here are the Replacements assassinating it:
I like it!
Comedy genius and total hottie Cloris Leachman has hopped the twig. 94!
All day with these. I think I confabulated most of Murmur in my head.
This is from Jump Rope Gazers, coming July 10th.
Just silly enough to engage me.