Archive for the bubblegum Category

Friday feelgood song of the week: "Cut Your Hair" by Pavement

Posted in American music, bubblegum, Friday feel good songs on August 21, 2009 by All Conference Vintage
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The Primitives "Crash" (1988)

Posted in bubblegum, dames, lost arts on November 13, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

This gem bubbled up on shuffle this morning. Could this be the perfect pop song?

Kasenatz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus "Quick Joey Small"

Posted in bubblegum, playlist on June 20, 2008 by All Conference Vintage

This humdinger wormed it’s way into my consciousness through some long lost bubblegum comp tape a lass made to educate me/ drive further towards madness. The hook is absolutely ridiculously catchy. This is homemade video, but the YouTube comments are sheer joy:
Great to see two guys posting comments to this excellent track and vid from Stoke-on-Trent. I am also from there, and used to dance to this when i was a mod and a skinhead at the Top Rank as well. All the best to you guys. Also thanks for posting this cosycorp…. from Steve….” – I could just imagine a roomful of cute and orthodonically-challenged skins and mods singing this at the top of their voices.
“used to own this before it got knicked at one one of them parties,you kno the type i mean!” – Hell yes i do! I would have knicked this blighter as well, mate.

(Apparently Elton John also recorded this song. I hate Elton John.)
PS. Terribly lazy band name. Vanilla Fudge, Strawberry Alarm Clock, uh Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus (? i thought they were called Singing Orchestral Circus which also don’t have much of a ring to it, do it?) And they sure don’t make record covers like this anymore- thankfully. The cynical money grab artwork is off-putting and belies a genuinely fun record.