Motown M 1002 (B), August 1960
B-side of Custer’s Last Man
(Written by Richard “Popcorn” Wylie and “G. Cheddarsamjun”)
Oh good, more early Sixties novelty records! Although, unlike the interminable A-side Custer’s Last Man, this one is a bit less painful to listen to, a “parody” (i.e. total rip-off) of the Olympics’ Hully Gully taken at double speed, but you’ll be hard pressed to remember anything at all about it once it’s done playing.
Actually, that’s not completely fair – there’s a crushingly unfunny bit in the middle which does linger in the mind, where Popcorn gives us the directions to his made-up dance, (“you take some red ants and then you shake ’em in your pants”, he helpfully informs us) – but on the whole it’s not too horrible. Utterly forgettable, but not too horrible.
MOTOWN JUNKIES VERDICT
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