Monday, June 19, 2006

We Care

The final matches of the group stage begin today. Sweden faces a strong England team. To mark this occasion, I look back to 1993. That was the year that a Swedish band named Whale released the surprise hit single titled Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe. The success of the single was due in no small part to the video for the song, which appeared on Beavis and Butthead, among other places. It featured a young woman with curly red hair, braces, and a lollipop being tossed into the air by guys wearing nothing but shorts made out of what appeared to be aluminum foil. There was also a guy wearing a dress in there somewhere.

That was perhaps the only CD single I ever purchased. I just had to have that song, and Whale had not yet released a full-length album. Reportedly, they only recorded the single as a joke. Because of the success of the single, though, they did release the full-length We Care in 1995. This was followed by a second full-length CD, All Disco Dance Must End In Broken Bones, in 1998. The second album is actually better than the first. However, I thought I'd offer the first one, because it includes Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe, and because we really do care.

If you haven't seen the video, you really must watch it. You Tube also has the video for the song Pay For Me, which appears on We Care. After you watch the video, check out the rest of the songs on this album. There are several decent songs, perhaps even one or two indecent songs.
pw = humpin


At 6/26/2006 10:18 AM, Blogger J said...


I've usually just visited your blog every day for a laugh, but you have really done well with the world cup theme albums. I had completely erased Whale from my memory and now The Raincoats, Gall, Lola Rennt and Nick Cave...brilliant! keep up the good work!

At 6/26/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger L. Chupacabra said...


At 6/26/2006 10:22 PM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

"for a laugh." So I'm a clown to you? I'm a little Circus Monkey? So what, you think I'm here soley for your amusement?
BINGO! You are the winner.
Thanks. Come back everyday. I'm thinking about giving away Ice cream and Chocolate milk on Fridays.


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