Saturday Matinee: Sheep, Rutles, Spinal Tap & Paul Simon


Deep down, humans are basically herd animals; subconsciously we like to be part of a group. We all want to belong and to be accepted (no matter how bizarre the requirements for joining that group) as part of the herd.

This clip from Alan Funt’s Candid Camera shows this absurd detrimental human trait in action:

[Found at the always excellent Neatorama; Utoobage link here.]

Some of y’all prolly never heard of the Rutles, and for good reason.  The Beatles blatantly stole their style and wind throughout the 60’s and into and out of the 70’s.  All the girls in Bunk’s elementary school screamed whenever a picture of Stig was posted on the school restroom door.  Honest. [Utoobage link here.]

This is another great band you may have missed if you blinked.  Here’s Spinal Tap’s classic from 1967:  (Listen to the) Flower People. My sister had this 45 rpm (only one she had) and played it non-stop.  Gawd I hated these guys.

I remember the day I bought this album. It was a spring day, I had laundry to do and didn’t have any quarters, so I cashed in a bunch of albums and bought this, putting off the laundry for another week.

Although I had mixed feelings about the 1960’s Simon and Garfunkel thing, this was just Simon, and chicks digged him.  Anyone who can toss lyrics like “I can call you Betty” and “roly-poly little bat-face-girl” into the same pop song and get away with it amazed me.  It also has one of the greatest looped 3-second bass riffs I’ve ever heard.

It wasn’t until I saw this video that I realized just how tall Paul Simon really is. [Utoobage linkoid here.]

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee: Sheep, Rutles, Spinal Tap & Paul Simon”

  1. strider Says:

    Yes, I didn’t know Chevy Chase could sing!

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Well, you know what they say.

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