Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cherry Popping

Today, while working on my thesis (due in about a week), a song by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies "popped" up (HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHH) in iTunes. Remember them? Zoot Suit Riot? Yeah, them. Well, I decided to "take a break" (i.e. procrastinate) and find out what the hell happened to them.

The short answer is "not much."

Their official web site consists of three paragraphs. For example, this explains how they started:
Well, we started in Nov 1988 with a benefit for the striking Nikolai door workers in Springfield, Oregon... We built a giant electrical motorized penis that shot salvos of dove liquid into the audience (still have it in our storage space)... Later we were into mad scientist rock, where we had ideas for crazy inventions which we combined with rock and roll - you know, "kids after the show go build your own shoe tree chariot, here are the blue prints!" *

Awesome. That's about all that's on their site, except a list of shows (I guess they still play live), and insistence that their "flyin saucer seems headed for the sun again with our new ultra mega jam 'Spin the Fuck Around' - the Hippies really get their stanky on to it, bisnatch. See you at the bank!" I haven't heard it on the radio yet, but I'm looking forward to it; these guys are obviously much cooler than the "swing revival" that popularized them.

* I don't feel bad plagarising this paragraph, or the picture above, because the bottom of the site says "No artwork or music may be used with express written permission by The Cherry Poppin' Daddies." I guess that means that without written permission, it can be used. Sweet.


14 comments:

Nölff said...

I respect bands that arnt all serious n' shit.

madamerouge said...

get writin'

Butchieboy said...

I think I seent them at the armory building in Ashland, OR once.

Jason said...

I want to see them. That mechanical penis could be leased out to various Pride days and make them some serious $.

Timmy said...

damned hippies!

limpy99 said...

Great loophole on the plagiarism issue

Morris said...

I wonder if its a good pickup line to say "I have a giant electril motorized penis back at my place".

Captain Bee said...

For some reason, their lead singer has this quality about his look that screams "pedophile". I'm pretty sure their 'groupies' are definitely 7-year-old boys.

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

Gotta love technicalities!

KaraMia said...

lol at your reasoning of their permission...hehe

Carrie said...

never heard of em, or if i did, i dont recall.....but i like the name: Cherry Poppin....ya.

Anonymous said...

Dude... what'd you find on itunes? I'm confused... do they have a new song out or something?

-Tony

Anonymous said...

The band has been up to quite a bit, just not together. They ditched their label after Zoot Suit after some problems and have been doing it by themselves ever since. Steve has been finishing his degree in Molecular Biology recently. They play the shows they want to at the places they want. Many of the members can be spotted in other bands or at local clubs running sound or playing guest spots. I'm not sure I'd do it any different if it was my band that went platinum.

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