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Darren J. Ray

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Gold - Bony Moronie (Larry Williams - 1957)
I don’t love it but respect. An unheralded giant in rock’n’roll. John Lennon recorded at least four of his songs - ‘Slow Down’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzie’ (twice), ‘Bad Boy’ and ‘Bony Moronie’. He also recorded ‘Just Because’ (written by Lloyd Price but covered by Williams). Williams died early in 1980. Of course, John died in December of the same year. I first heard ‘Bony Moronie’ in 1975 when Hush sent it to the top of the charts, courtesy of this performance on Countdown, the must-watch TV show for a kid in the ‘70s. Check this out…


A few years ago, I met Keith Lamb, Hush’s lead singer.309. Gavin Wood, me & Keith Lamb (small).jpg 

Silver - Too Much Sugar (Brian Wilson - 1987)
Didn’t know it. I don’t own the Brian Wilson album on CD. I have a thing about spending my hard earned on basically the same thing twice. Really like it; especially when all the vocals come in. Strong, quirky, amusing lyrics (‘visit the Y’!), apparently all written by Brian.

Bronze - Skin and Bone (The Kinks - 1971)
It’s just a boogie number (with decent Ray lyrics, sympathetic to fatties) that doesn’t need to go that long. Sounds like an album track. It is. Saved from Tin because the next number is a bit annoying.

Participant - Skinny Legs and All (Joe Tex - 1967)
Another early casualty. This is the same guy who had the hit ‘Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)’ in ’77. Interesting reading about his intense rivalry with James Brown. I knew I didn’t like James Brown for some reason. A for effort but sounds dated for 1967.   

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Strictly for the purpose of comparison: "Long Tall Sally"

Little Richard
youtube.com/watch?v=eFFgbc5Vcbw

The Beatles (pretty sure this is not three guys from New Jersey)
youtube.com/watch?v=c31X4muVRms

Bruce Springsteen (live in Sydney -- I especially like what they do at 2:00)
youtube.com/watch?v=zgUE33xtHaA

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How my votes shape up..

Gold: Bony Moronie - Larry Williams

Silver: Too Much Sugar - Brian Wilson

Bronze: Skin & Bone - Kinks

Tin: Skinny Legs & All - Joe Tex

A fit song that comes to me ole noggin.



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t bedford

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Komparison Kontinues:

Long Tall Sally
youtube.com/watch?v=bhujvbLDijI

Long Tall Shorty
youtube.com/watch?v=-q6ml5U-WNY


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Eddie:


Did this guy have any problems?  Subtle wrist and sure plays a mean pinball!


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From Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric":

I have perceiv’d that to be with those I like is enough, 
To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough, 
To be surrounded by beautiful, curious, breathing, laughing flesh is enough, 
To pass among them or touch any one, or rest my arm ever so lightly round his or her neck for a moment, what is this then? 
I do not ask any more delight, I swim in it as in a sea. 
 
There is something in staying close to men and women and looking on them, and in the contact and odor of them, that pleases the soul well, 
All things please the soul, but these please the soul well. 


Lana Del Rey, "Body Electric"
youtube.com/watch?v=nzV1st_Ekrc

Hurray for the Riff Raff, "The Body Electric"
youtube.com/watch?v=_KvXteZkByE

We the Wild, "Body Electric (Blue)"
youtube.com/watch?v=REK6HdNSPQ4


The Beach Boys, "The Little Girl I Once Knew"
youtube.com/watch?v=VFudhpBf0q8

Weezer, "The Girl Got Hot"
youtube.com/watch?v=h0fKyZatiqo

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Larry Franz

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Any body?

Slim Harpo, "Shake Your Hips"
youtube.com/watch?v=5GrtkepD18Q

Elvis Costello, "Busy Bodies"
youtube.com/watch?v=_QLwkT4JLd8

Pale Seas, "Bodies" (semi-available video)
youtube.com/watch?v=KJyFRG8Bvl8

Radiation City, "Foreign Bodies"
youtube.com/watch?v=4s2ubrVKtqk

The Rolling Stones, "Shake Your Hips"
youtube.com/watch?v=EVJUJxCQp0I

Gem Club, "Twins"
youtube.com/watch?v=11-Tp_xWNvo

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Lisa G/TS

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Well, that's the worst way to drop weight, t, but glad you're recuperating now. One could say you were...:



(I resisted posting the obvious "YMCA" by Village People or "Stronger" by Kanye, Britney or Kelly Clarkson (yup, 3 different tunes, same title) because they'll make us ALL violently ill).  [frown]

GOLD -- The Kinks, Skin and Bone -- Never would've thought this was The Kinks...borrowed a little from Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Allmans or any of those southern fried rockers.

SILVER -- Larry Williams, Bony Maronie -- Classic rocker -- nothing "Moron-ie" about it!

BRONZE -- Brian Wilson, Too Much Sugar -- Cute lyrics to partly distract from that overblown dated synth silliness.  

TIN -- Joe Tex, Skinny Legs & All -- A James Brown wannabe? No thanks. 


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Young Giant -- "My Body" (As with many contemporary lyrics, I have no idea what this is about, but it's a good one)
youtube.com/watch?v=qQYpF2pCkLI


I agree, Larry. I've never been bored enough to transcribe...or translate...its message, although it's been on a playlist of mine for working out at the Y. 

Thanks, t ! Since no one has yet, I'll throw on your week's title track: 




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Hope you're recovering with the aid of pies and doughnuts and pizza washed down with lemonade, t.

Being very skinny can have its downside, I'm sure.  I will never forget when Olive Oyl was walking mildly down a street one day and she slipped between the bars of a grating.  Only her nose stopped her from disappearing altogether.

My votes.


GOLD -  The Kinks.  That is one catchy little tune, t.  The Kinks were great at coming up with something different than your average love song.  We know you're a big Ray Davies fan, so it is to my great pleasure to put this one at the top of the cheerleader pyramid this week.  After all, she is the lightest.

SILVER - Larry Williams.  Make ya wanna dance?  Me too.  This is a really great song.  The only thing I don't get into is the whistling.  Save that for the birds.  Love the Southern influence from a boy from New Orleans.  That girl he sings of has obviously never been to the fried chicken place just off Esplanade.

BRONZE - Joe Tex.  Love it.  Reminds me of my mother, who has very skinny legs.  I reminded her one day recently about the fact she used to wear very short shorts and rather longer knickers.  She could not remember this, but everybody else could.  

TIN - Brian, that is a truly lovely shirt on the still of this video clip.  And I do love your message.  Nobody wants a tummy ache or a junk food hangover.  Unfortunately, he sounds like he's singing to children.  Is he??  And don't tell me not to eat steak, you'll just be whistling in the wind like Larry Williams.

Real nice shirt, Brian.



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Hey T, votes (finally).  The best BOTB's for me is when I can divide into two groups (top two and bottom two) and play with that order.

So, Gold
Larry Williams (it is a classic) - John Lennon got this!
(does this look and sound like him or what?)


Silver - Joe Tex (the bass and drums are workin' it)

Bronze (went back and forth) - I've never heard this before - to Brian (the voice is amazing on this)

Tin (and in T's doghouse now) to the Muswell Hillbillies themselves. They did play a LOT of this album - when I heard and saw them with Beach Boys in 72.
More Ray, and not really in the week, but (to the bone)

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OMG, Al. I'm reminded how much I detest impersonators; especially old men in wigs. 
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Hope you're recovering with the aid of pies and doughnuts and pizza washed down with lemonade, t.


True, bonnie, that would be the upside of dropping weight while ill -- unapologetically cowing down once recovered! 

But go easy...don't have the result James Coco allegedly had, according to the devil here:



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Gold - Too Much Sugar - Brian Wilson

Silver- Skin and Bones – The Kinks

Bronze - Bone Moronie - Larry Williams

Tin - Skinny Legs & All  - Joe Tex

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Hope you are feeling better T.

My votes:

Gold - Bone Moronie - Larry Williams

Silver- Too Much Sugar - Brian Wilson

Bronze - Skinny Legs & All  - Joe Tex

Tin - Skin and Bones – The Kinks

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Darren J. Ray

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t, a postal vote from stkilda4ever who is on a European holiday and can't log in....

The Kinks - Skin & Bone – a bit T Rexish but I like it
Brian Wilson - Too Much Sugar – I like sugar I like this
Larry Williams - Bony Moronie – Prefer Aussie band Hush version.
Joe Tex - Skinny Legs & All – fun for a few listens but then would drive you crazy like the big fat woman he bumped with

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