Posted by THE JIMMY WHITLEY on August 03, 1999 at 02:52:31:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Shattered" and The Stones on the Cutting Edge posted by Fleabit Peanut Monkey on August 02, 1999 at 23:42:27:
Ever hear "When The Shit Hits The Fans"?
Do you mean the old Circle Jerks song? After I typed that post and as I was laying under my car working on the starter, I started thinking about ALL the songs (at one time or another) that we had in our arsenal! This list is probably not 100% complete but off the top of my head:
Sunny-Bobby Hebb (which I don't remember the chords now)
Celebrate-Kool & the Gang (We sounded more like the Stones covering this guitar wise and the backing vocal was done deadpan and monotone, as if being read,"It's a celebration"
Sugar Shack-Jimmy Gilmore and the Fireballs(included that ANNOYING high pitch womp womp a womp- the bass player's vocal imatation)
Theme to "The Jefferson's"-(Rarely could we keep a straight face and finish entirely)
She's a Lady-Tom Jones
Can't take my eyes off of you-Frankie Valley(up to the end of the 1st chorus)
These Boot's were made for walking-Nancy Sinatra(This one was LETHAL! We even did it in the studio for an album!)
I'll Be There-The J5
Theme to Shaft-Issac Hayes(I still play this at the music store I work at to annoy people)
I know there's more that I have forgotten! I will have to get out some of the old tapes. Another variation on that theme would be to play something semi-cool and do something repeated over and over again. At first the audience would react positive and we would see just how long it would take until they visably had enough. For example we would do Louie Louie BUT the only lyrics would be, "Louie Louie, ohhh we gotta go, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah I said" and repeat it FOREVER. It usually took about 2 to 3 minutes. We would do the same for La Bamba too. "La La La La La La LaBamba" OVER AND OVER etc. Of course not everybody got or appreciated the joke! Thanks for the walk down memory lane. JIMMY
P.S. How could I forget? Me and Mrs. Jones-(The chorus would be like, "Me and Mrs....Mrs....Mrs.....Mrs.... Mrs.... Mrs Jones,Mrs Jones,Mrs Jones,Mrs Jones,Mrs Jones, etc.)
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