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A classic, hilarious tune from the master of wry humor,
So many versions of this old chestnut to choose from,
but Lefty's is so damn fine, with its ultra-spare
accompaniment, and his pure, unaffected delivery.
Love the way he works the word "long".
Really out-of-the-ordinary rhythmic vibe on this one,
kind of African 6/8 meets English folk, over one
chord. Kind of great.
Well, of course, this ghastly little novelty ditty is
surely the epitome of what people mean when they
say "this is just way too white."
Just a way cool little tune, eh? Love that ka-boom-ka-boom-
ka-boom drum beat, and when it finally gets released at the bridges, just feels so good. And I love the way George sings/speaks "zoo". This strikes me as another Harrison
tune that surely could've used a little more studio time,
and it would've shone even brighter.
I was wondering the same thing meself...
Cale's droning fiddle really makes this one...
"you know it balances on your head like a mattress
balances on a bottle of wine"
The Godfather decorates the clock once again.
With some hot pants.
A raincoat is definitely an article of clothing.
Dorothy and her man friend know exactly what clothes
they need to impress each other.
This is the coolest 'talking' song I've ever heard. And how 'bout that oooh-oooh-ohhh, and that sax break, and that ultra
cool drumming? Damn!
You'll notice more than a little similarity between this delightfully hilarious little ditty by Boogaloo and his Gallant Crew and the Coasters' "Shopping For Clothes" just above. There's an interesting story behind that, as a matter of fact, which you can learn about here at Songfacts
The Elvis version is the better known, of course, but I like
Carl Perkins' style. And I like that he was a somewhat
unlikely-looking rock star.
Pretty chuckle-worthy little tune, and the minimal production
is refreshing. From the late Amy Winehouse.
No Nikes for these guys! Nuh-uh!
This song is so weird, really, with its faux-redneck lingo
that just... ain't quite right. Like "you keep lyin' when
you oughtta be truthin'"... sort of a Tin Pan Alley
Deep South-speak. And, well, the woman couldn't sing,
but hey, who was gonna come out and say that about
Sinatra's daughter, right? Wind up with a horse's head
in yer bed!
Was this the only disco hit that used a straight I-IV-V blues progression? I'm thinking it was.
Insanely energetic rock'n'roll. Just kah-RAY-zay bay-bay!
And how weird that the middle of it is just, you know, um...
another song! Suddenly it's Good Golly Miss Molly. What happened to the devil in the blue dress? Oh! But then
she's back! OK. Schizo tune, Mitch...
One of the iciest tunes to ever make it onto the charts.
A unique piece of art, really. True, there's only the passing
line, "blue jean baby queen" that relates the song to clothes,
but that was enough to get it into this collection I just love the production on this: definitety ahead of its time.
Since the YouTube uploader had the decency to apologize
for the out-of-sync audio, I'm forgiving him/her and posting
this. For one thing, it's really refreshing to hear Jerry Lee
take something at such a relaxed tempo. i mean, this is
way more R&B than rockabilly. And note, the mixed
audience: black and white alike are getting down to
Jerry Lee's groove.