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Two teams of well-known British faces battle it out in a bid to prove who knows Great Britain best.

voice of the damned

You're a bit late to the party...

https://tinyurl.com/y8wthyqa

 

 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

voice of the damned wrote:

You're a bit late to the party...

https://tinyurl.com/y8wthyqa

They were a real class act.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZQ1HCJhGc

voice of the damned

It's funny how their albums were always labelled "Adults Only", and they usually did their live performances in bars, whereas their material was the kind that would have its greatest appeal to junior-high students.

That said, I also remember them singing backup for Burton Cummings when he performed live. One of them ended up hosting an oldies radio show in Winnipeg, I think.  

 

oldgoat

Truly, the Shakespears, Miltons and Drydens of thier genre.  I can't take away too much from someone who probably made a crap load of money from just doing that. Wish I had thought of it.

voice of the damned

oldgoat wrote:

Truly, the Shakespears, Miltons and Drydens of thier genre.  I can't take away too much from someone who probably made a crap load of money from just doing that. Wish I had thought of it.

They basically found a way to make a shitload of cash by singing the kind of dirty songs that kids traditionally sing to each other free-of-charge in the schoolyard(eg. "Come and listen to my story 'bout a man named Jed/Had a lotta hair but it wasn't on his head...") Yeah, not a bad business model at all, though probably couldn't be replicated in the era of Two Girls One Cup.

I do remember the Macleans appearing on a CBC daytime show shortly after the '88 free trade election, and they sang a "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" parody they'd written about that event("Does anyone know where Mulroney's nose will go, when American butt he is kissin'..") Kinda clever, but not much moreso than things I've come up with on my own.

voice of the damned

This guy did the same sort of act as the Macleans, but with more talent, not to mention raunch...

https://tinyurl.com/ychlzrek

I saw him perform once at what you could describe as a redneck bar in Edmonton, late 80s. He started out on stage dressed as a clown, playing the piano and telling jokes, and then did a strip-tease that ended with him dancing fully naked, while visibly aroused. At the end of the performance, he thanked the women in the front seats for "inspiring" the relevant prop.

The funny thing was, while Sweet Pie was doing all this stuff, a good chunk of the tough-guy dudes in the audience were chatting at their tables, shooting pool etc, completely oblivious to what was going on on stage.

 

voice of the damned

Well, here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand...

https://tinyurl.com/zujuesw

And what the heck is an "allemande" anyway? The internet says it's some kind of baroque dance, but there's nothing really baroque about that tune. Is it also used in square dancing?

 

 

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

Yes, it's a squaredance step. "allemande left (plural allemande lefts) (square dance) Move in which two facing dancers take left hands or forearms, turn halfway around to the left, let go, and step forward."

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/allemande_left

PS - Gaye Delorme, who was a friend of my SIL, wrote The Rodeo Song. :)

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

voice of the damned wrote:

Well, here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand...

https://tinyurl.com/zujuesw

And what the heck is an "allemande" anyway? The internet says it's some kind of baroque dance, but there's nothing really baroque about that tune. Is it also used in square dancing?

Here's an explanation. Clear as mud?

Dancers face their corners if they have not already done so. Corners form left-hand-to-left-hand handholds and turn around each other 360 degrees, dropping the handhold at the end as the dancers rejoin their respective partners. (Some clubs use a special allemande grip, as shown in the animation, but our club just uses a regular old palm-to-palm hold.) Each dancer ends facing his/her partner (not as a couple unless a subsequent move directs it).

https://acme-corp.com/teamGuest/R/2_426/sd101/ALLEMANDE.htm

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

Well, here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand...

https://tinyurl.com/zujuesw

And what the heck is an "allemande" anyway? The internet says it's some kind of baroque dance, but there's nothing really baroque about that tune. Is it also used in square dancing?

Here's an explanation. Clear as mud?

Dancers face their corners if they have not already done so. Corners form left-hand-to-left-hand handholds and turn around each other 360 degrees, dropping the handhold at the end as the dancers rejoin their respective partners. (Some clubs use a special allemande grip, as shown in the animation, but our club just uses a regular old palm-to-palm hold.) Each dancer ends facing his/her partner (not as a couple unless a subsequent move directs it).

https://acme-corp.com/teamGuest/R/2_426/sd101/ALLEMANDE.htm

It's a big thing in square dancing.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Are these guys related to the Maclean's magazine Macleans?

bekayne

voice of the damned wrote:

Well, here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajto_neUIQE

WWWTT

Ken Burch wrote:

Are these guys related to the Maclean's magazine Macleans?

Ya you know what Ken? Don’t even get involved in this thread. This is a 70’s reminiscing thread about when dope smoking coke snorting partying 24/7 musicians were popular and somehow capable and responsible for progressive social change in society. 

These guys aren’t Peter Paul and Mary, Woodie Guthrie or Lightfoot

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

WWWTT wrote:

Ken Burch wrote:

Are these guys related to the Maclean's magazine Macleans?

Ya you know what Ken? Don’t even get involved in this thread. This is a 70’s reminiscing thread about when dope smoking coke snorting partying 24/7 musicians were popular and somehow capable and responsible for progressive social change in society. 

These guys aren’t Peter Paul and Mary, Woodie Guthrie or Lightfoot

Fair enough.  And I wasn't asking as fan of this group-I'd never heard of them before now.  They strike me as massively obnoxious.  Over and out.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

WWWTT wrote:

These guys aren’t Peter Paul and Mary, Woodie Guthrie or Lightfoot

Or James Keelaghan. I love this song and have been know to literally shed a tear or two when listening to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Lx7mjwNr0

voice of the damned

Thanks Krop, TB and Ken.

WWWTT wrote:

This is a 70’s reminiscing thread about when dope smoking coke snorting partying 24/7 musicians were popular and somehow capable and responsible for progressive social change in society. 

I'd say it's more of a whimsical thread about raunchy novelty acts, inspired by the fact that the OP was a bit of spam with a lewd pun in the title. I haven't seen anyone saying that these performers were responsible for progressive social change in society.

 

 

 

 

voice of the damned

bekayne wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

Well, here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajto_neUIQE

That's funny, thanks!

voice of the damned

And Timebandit:

Thanks for the heads-up on Gaye Delorme. Don't think I'd ever heard of him before, despite being from Edmonton. Sounds like he had a rough time of it, towards the end of his life.

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

WWWTT wrote:

Ya you know what Ken? Don’t even get involved in this thread. This is a 70’s reminiscing thread about when dope smoking coke snorting partying 24/7 musicians were popular and somehow capable and responsible for progressive social change in society. 

These guys aren’t Peter Paul and Mary, Woodie Guthrie or Lightfoot

You must be a blast at parties. 

For one thing, wrong era. For another, the MacLeans were more or less a novelty act, not activists. And further, since when does lacking a sense of humour make you a better progressive? 

If you grew up on the Canadian prairies, you knew this song. It’s a way of dealing with the weather humorously. 

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

kropotkin1951 wrote:

Or James Keelaghan. I love this song and have been know to literally shed a tear or two when listening to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Lx7mjwNr0

Beautiful. Keelaghan a wonderful musician - also a friend of my SIL. 

But there’s still a place for acts like the MacLeans or even more fun, The Arrogant Worms. Who are still touring and still hilarious. 

voice of the damned

Timebandit wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

Ya you know what Ken? Don’t even get involved in this thread. This is a 70’s reminiscing thread about when dope smoking coke snorting partying 24/7 musicians were popular and somehow capable and responsible for progressive social change in society. 

These guys aren’t Peter Paul and Mary, Woodie Guthrie or Lightfoot

You must be a blast at parties. 

For one thing, wrong era. For another, the MacLeans were more or less a novelty act, not activists. And further, since when does lacking a sense of humour make you a better progressive? 

If you grew up on the Canadian prairies, you knew this song. It’s a way of dealing with the weather humorously. 

Just to clarify, but the band that did The Rodeo Song was Showdown, not the MacLeans. The latter you never heard anywhere outside of their albums(for obvious reasons), though I was somehow able to hear the Rodeo Song a number of times during the period when it was popular. I'm guessing a bowdlerized version on the radio, and I clearly remember it being played at a dance I went to in junior high.   

Timebandit Timebandit's picture

voice of the damned wrote:

And Timebandit:

Thanks for the heads-up on Gaye Delorme. Don't think I'd ever heard of him before, despite being from Edmonton. Sounds like he had a rough time of it, towards the end of his life.

Yes, he did. Very sad. 

Rodeo Song was written in Olds, Alberta - he was there for a gig, there was a rodeo on and it was -40. A genuine musical artifact of the rural Canadian prairie. 

Unionist

kropotkin1951 wrote:

WWWTT wrote:

These guys aren’t Peter Paul and Mary, Woodie Guthrie or Lightfoot

Or James Keelaghan. I love this song and have been know to literally shed a tear or two when listening to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Lx7mjwNr0

OMG krop, thank you for this! How is it I never heard of him? This is amazing. Here are the lyrics.

 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Indeed that was a bad joke of an album.  Stan Rogers is also one of my favorites. Here is his take on the frozen prairies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LhkW4Rcbiw

 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

If anyone wants to hear James play in an inspiring guitar duo this is the album for you.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6Oeq3mx0jZkC0ID82VMa2e