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Friday, May 16, 2008

Thumb Your Nose, It's 1968


Continuing with the 40 years ago theme, there was some really strange music coming along at that time. Pink Floyd had moved from the nearly tuneful "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" to the dirgelike "A Saucerful of Secrets". The Small Faces left their magical R&B of Shake and Sha-la-la-lee, to the losing their minds "Ogdens Nut Gone Flake". Worst of all the Beatles led the way in 1967 with the overwrought "Sgt. Pepper's" Album, with the dreamy but dreary "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

What to do with all this sad soup? Well John Fred and the Playboy Band mocked the rockers (and rocked the mockers, I suppose), with a Lousiana Swamp-Popper called "Judy in Disguise" recorded at the famed Robin Hood Studio's in Tyler Texas. Here they are in all their Mockydelia Garb, taking Rock and Roll back from the English with the thoroughly American #1 hit.

Click Here to open up YouTube Video of John Fred and His Playboy Band doing Judy in Disguise

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some of the guys look like they just left the Moose lodge. I like their rock. Tamborine player can definitely dance. bbd

Anonymous said...

This looks like the band that Wapella's own AJW would be most at home in. FIrst, the trumpet is prominently featured. Second, the band members all have great hair. As for the general randiness...

HG

Anonymous said...

Put together the Wapella "Dream Band". One has to start with the brass section of AJW and the late Joe Hindman, RIP.

Talk about your general randiness...

BEP

EEP said...

Timmy Baker on drums...

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever seen AJW and Jim Edmonds both at the same time?

One in the same?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a drum off between Sticks Oakley and Troy Lee at a WHS jazz concert? Both dueling over Wipe Out.

IRBW

Anonymous said...

AJW doesn't have a hole in his swing and doesn't get a hangnail every other week. AJW has never been a slacker and found himself on the dl.

BEP

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