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Some early rock'n'roll from both sides of town
April 8, 2008 4:13 PM   Subscribe


 
Thank goodness white people invented rock and roll.
posted by bardic at 4:24 PM on April 8, 2008


Tutti: Lord, I LOVE to watch a fat man dance.
BoF: WtF? This has always perplexed me. Was he proto-Andy Kaufman?
Good: Not for Nothing from Nothing, but the Fifth Beatle sounds better with a fro.

All in all, I'd give it a 95, Dick. It has a great beat and you can dance to it.
posted by stubby phillips at 4:34 PM on April 8, 2008




Yeah, they're covers, but they're pretty good covers. If you had shown Pat Boone covering Little Richard that'd be different.
posted by jonmc at 4:37 PM on April 8, 2008


This post shakes my nerves and rattles my brain.
posted by not_on_display at 4:48 PM on April 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Yeah, they're covers, but they're pretty good covers. If you had shown Pat Boone covering Little Richard that'd be different.

You got it, jonmc. That was pretty much my point.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:49 PM on April 8, 2008


Thank goodness white people invented rock and roll.

Don't you really mean stole rock and roll?

Awsome comment, I don't think "white" people should play "black" music that would just be wrong. Lets keep the "black" music were it belongs on that side of town. Well played sir.
posted by nola at 4:49 PM on April 8, 2008


Hey nola, I can't speak for bardic, but I'm guessing his comment was pretty firmly tongue-in-cheek. Anyway, I'm hopin' so...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:51 PM on April 8, 2008


You got it, jonmc. That was pretty much my point.

Cool, because I was worried that you were harshin' on the Bronx Blue-Eyed Soul of my boys in the Rascals and that would just be wrong, man.
posted by jonmc at 4:52 PM on April 8, 2008


nola writes "I don't think 'white' people should play 'black' music that would just be wrong."

Ok you two get dancing or be gone!

*bangs on bongos*
posted by elpapacito at 4:52 PM on April 8, 2008


*bongs on bangos*
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:54 PM on April 8, 2008


*puts thong on banjo*
posted by jonmc at 4:55 PM on April 8, 2008


Vinyl thong, of course.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:56 PM on April 8, 2008


reel to reel actually. I'm serious about retro, man.
posted by jonmc at 4:59 PM on April 8, 2008




Ladies and gentlemen, jonmc, keepin' it reel.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:03 PM on April 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Maybe I'm a little quick on the trigger, but his comment seems divisive in a way the title of the post doesn't suggest, and a typical left leaning cute snark that we see plenty of around here. Nice post btw.
posted by nola at 5:05 PM on April 8, 2008


On second thought, you all seem to be enjoying the post and I'm sorry if I spoke out of turn. Nevermind all that noise, lets boogie.
posted by nola at 5:15 PM on April 8, 2008


I made a bong out of my banjo. (applicable, keep watching...)
posted by not_on_display at 5:18 PM on April 8, 2008


nola writes "Nevermind all that noise, lets boogie."

Yeaaahh Groovy Baby
posted by elpapacito at 5:20 PM on April 8, 2008


When you're dealing with the level of greatness that is Jerry Lee, Little Richard and Elvis, the whole white/black thing doesn't come into play. These men each monumental in his own way. But Tiny Tim -- as much as I have admired him, his "Great Balls of Fire" was a kind of self-immolation. The end of his career as he'd enjoyed it up to that point.
posted by Faze at 5:22 PM on April 8, 2008


On second thought, you all seem to be enjoying the post and I'm sorry if I spoke out of turn.

No sweat, nola! And I'm hearin' where you were comin' from, BTW.

And please note, everyone, words endin' in the letter G are not allowed in this post. It's apostrophes only, y'all!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:25 PM on April 8, 2008


And please note, everyone, words endin' in the letter G are not allowed in this post. It's apostrophes only, y'all!

Well, there's a lot of e' on my face now.
posted by not_on_display at 5:29 PM on April 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Good stuff, flapjax!
posted by amyms at 5:30 PM on April 8, 2008


Flapjax rox , literally!
posted by elpapacito at 5:50 PM on April 8, 2008


This was real rock and roll. Great stuff.
posted by caddis at 6:21 PM on April 8, 2008


Well, there's a lot of e' on my face now.

Indeed there is, n_o_d! I mean, a misspelling like that? Everyone knows there's two 's in e''.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:31 PM on April 8, 2008


Oops. That's misspellin'. So sorry.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:37 PM on April 8, 2008


Allow me to redress a small error of omission

Maybellene

Johnny B. Goode
posted by wabbittwax at 6:56 PM on April 8, 2008


^flapjax: there's two 's in e''.
and then: Oops. That's misspellin'. So sorry.

Quit hoggin' the banjo!
posted by not_on_display at 7:04 PM on April 8, 2008


Not that I like seeing the musico's fighting over their hummin' instruments, it surely does make for a grand night in the Mefi town.
posted by LiveLurker at 7:32 PM on April 8, 2008


Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap is two hours of heaven on CBC on Saturday nights...

Awesome post, by the way...
posted by KokuRyu at 9:39 PM on April 8, 2008


Matchbox Matchbox (Should'a been the Beatles, but they're not on YouTube)
posted by KokuRyu at 9:46 PM on April 8, 2008


Great post, flapjax - very fun - I love Little Richard! But I would suggest that this is the ultimate version of Hound Dog.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:53 PM on April 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Man, white people suck.
posted by chuckdarwin at 12:39 AM on April 9, 2008


Just came across a western-swing version of Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On from the Ozark Jubilee Boys.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:06 PM on April 9, 2008


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