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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Worshipping Butt Royalty: by Royal Teens

 
SONGS I LOVE:


Who would have thought that The Royal Teens' song from 1957/8 would be taken so seriously today? Walk the streets in Singapore and we see our ladies in exquisite sensuality with their shortest of shorts. And in today's world nobody would stop them from slipping into something so much shorter, sexier and naughtier! Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the mini-shorts (image 1).

Pop Short Shorts:

The New Jersey rock and roll group, comprising 8 band members and 3 vocalists, made headlines with their ditty about the controversial and sexy shorts way back in 1957 after they had recorded the song, Short Shorts. It went to number 3 in the US and was a big hit in Singapore too. And the lyrics, in case you are not familiar, go like this:
 
(Wolf whistle followed by: "Man, dig that crazy chick...")

Who wears short shorts/We wear short shorts/They're such short shorts/We like short shorts. And it goes on and on and on.
 
Above Video:

Carmine D'Amico (guitar), age 12-13 playing with the Royal Teens on American Bandstand. Bob Gaudio (piano), Tommy Austin (drums). No bass. Joey Francovilla later became vocalist,with Frank Coppola (tenor sax) .Leo Rogers (manager). The rest don't seem to be around?

Hot Pants in the 1970s
On Japanese TV:

According to Wikipedia, it's still being played in Japan for the opening tune of the Tamori Club on TV Asahi Corporation. The song has also been mentioned many times on The Simpsons and Homer the Heretic.

And by the way, any difference between short shorts and hot pants (image right)?

Image 1: microkitten.com

Image 2: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu
www.microkitten.com/
Information: Wikipedia
You Tube from carminedamicoguitar.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zaman ini remaja lebih berani. Kekurangan pendidekan pada pendapat saya. (REGOR HOP dari Surabaya)

Andy Young* said...

Saya setuju. Kekurangan pendidekan dan semangat 'individualistik' dalam masyarakat kita.

Terima Kaseh. Harap mampir lagi.

(I agree. The lack of moral education and the spirit of individualism in our society. Thank you. Do visit again.)

Andy Young* said...

Saya setuju. Kekurangan pendidekan dan semangat 'individualistik' dalam masyarakat kita.

Terima Kaseh. Harap mampir lagi.

(I agree. The lack of moral education and the spirit of individualism in our society. Thank you. Do visit again.)

Anonymous said...

Andy, there was another group in Europe of the same name. I think they're Dutch. They covered The Ventures' "Driving Guitars".

LL

Andy Young* said...

Thank you LL for enlightening us. Will check out their website too. "Driving Guitars" is hot!

Andy Lim* said...

This posting is one of the most popular. I realise it's not my writing nor the interest in 60s music but the butt.

But for the butt...