MotownMotown M 1002 (B), August 1960

B-side of Custer’s Last Man

(Written by Richard “Popcorn” Wylie and “G. Cheddarsamjun”)

Scan kindly provided by Dave L.  All label scans come from visitor contributions - if you'd like to send me a scan I don't have, please e-mail it to me at fosse8@gmail.com!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.



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