Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ozzie Destroyed




Ozzie Nelson that is. Harriett, David and Little Ricky look on in horror. NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO SCREAM, RUN, BLOW YOUR BRAINS OUT, ANYTHING TO GET AWAY FROM THE NIGHTMARE THAT IS THIS VIDEO, YOU MUST KEEP WATCHING UNTIL ABOUT 3:00 WHEN HE BITES THE HEAD OFF A BAT.
You Dont Love Me Yet - Bongwater

8 comments:

ib said...

What the fuck ? I'm confused.

Okay. I know Ozzie Nelson was a tv bandleader who died in the mid 70s - from looking this up on Wiki - but just who is this crazy train ukulele Ozbourne imitator ?

Any relation, Jon ?

Jon said...

Ozzie Nelson was also the TV Dad on his family's TV show, a heartwarming sitcom from the fifties and sixties. The youngest son, Rick, was also a teen idol. At the end of each episode, Rick would perform a song with a terrific band featuring James Burton on guitar. I watched every episode just to rock out at the end. Here's Ricky's Wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Nelson

Ricky was, basically, a rockabilly cat and there was no room for him in the sixties.

I have no idea who the Ozzie destroyer is, but he is clearly a man of genius.

ib said...

Hey! That Ricky Nelson!

I am an admirer of his 1961 hit, "Hello, Mary Lou", written by the great Gene Pitney. I understand Robert Quine was a fan of his earlier stuff - the more country tinged ballad, "I'm Feelin' Sorry", especially.

Jon said...

Yeah, when I was a kid, teen age girls would make prank calls to our house and ask, "Hi, is Ricky there? Tee Hee Hee." If a guy had called, do you think it might have been Robert Quine?

ib said...

Would be nice.

That story reminds me of a famous dj (in Glasgow). The year I started High School, a bunch of girls I knew caught wind this dj had moved into a house up the street. They were all between 12 and 13 years old, and the "Tee Hee Hee" thing strikes the same chord perfectly.

They walked up to his door and rang the bell. Lo and behold, this mildly famous dj appears on the front step.

"Tee Hee Hee," they managed, blushing into the bargain. "Can we have your autograph, please ?"

The guy looks them over, then looks up and down the street.

"No," he says. "Fuck off." And slams the door.

Blankfrank06 said...

I've had many long three minute waits in my life, but that time there, waiting for the bat, was interminable. Maybe if I listen to it again it'll start to grow on me. Like Arcade Fire.

Jon said...

Frank, I have never been able to sit through any Arcade Fire songs long enough to see them bite the head off a bat.

Blankfrank06 said...

Arcade Fire is one of those bands that, someday, I will hate to admit that i liked at one time. Just like Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark or OMD as they became to be known after success in the States.

You are Funny! But I won't give you any smiley faces or LOL's

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