Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Whip It" by Devo.

OK, more one-hit wonders: This Gerald Casale 1980 composition was the biggest hit for his Akron, OH-based New Wave band. Peaked at #14 on Billboard's Hot 100. The band itself funded the $15,000 video. Because of its S&M overtones it was banned from some TV markets - considered "offensive to women". "...an imitation of Thomas Pynchon's parodies in his book "Gravity's Rainbow". Band? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "As Time Goes By". Dang, that's a romantic one! Ingrid was lookin' mighty good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vThuwa5RZU

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