Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thank God This One Can't Be Misinterpreted!

Well, obviously it can. But let's move on, shall we?

Seriously, I've been looking for this song for ages -- from 1977, it's irrepressible Brit pub rocker turned punk fellow traveler Johnny G and his sneakily subversive affront to the concept of good taste "Call Me Bwana."

In the interests of accuracy, I've actually only been looking for this since June of 2009, when I chanced upon -- and posted about -- Johnny's equally wonderful second single "The Hippys Graveyard." The original 7-inch vinyl versions of both of which I had lost in the Great Girlfriend Crisis of 1980.

In any event, a fun song, and of course the picture sleeve just cracks me up on a number of levels.

And since the DivShare link to "Hippys Graveyard" seems to have expired over at the earlier post, here's a new one.



steve simels said...

Note to self: Pub-rock whiteboy reggage songs based on the title of an old Bob Hope movie less interesting to readers than hoped.

FD13NYC said...

No worries Steve. Why don't you post my little Xmas project, post Xmas. A little different, see how it flies. Can't be any worse, no?

Squeegee said...


Anonymous said...

Some heavy shit,

While Johnny G.'s sarcastic attitude is obvious it's still difficult to get totally behind it. It feels unclean, makes my skin crawl it's so over the top. Maybe too close to the truth waiting deep in our subconscious.


Gavin King said...

Actually knew and played with Jonny back in the day . . . this was a hard hitting anti racist song believe me

Gavin King said...

Btw wot! No private dicks!