Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Performing monkeys

A clip from Top of the Pops, 1977

One can just imagine today's PC commissars spluttering with outrage and going ape-shit at a South African band called "Black Gorilla" performing the ebonically titled "Gimme dat Banana" (perhaps it can be updated to "Gibsmedat Banana"). The band itself is multi-racial although I suspect this will be to no avail. It's worth considering that the entire PC movement, which is in essence the stoking of minority outrage to an ever escalating pitch of hypersensitivity by professional grievance mongers ensconced in their faux academic disciplines, has completely ruined any chance of free-and-easy banter or rough give-and-take exchanges between members of different races in the west. Its not quite as insane out east in Asia but there are the usual suspects returning home after a bullshit liberal arts edukayshun who try to engineer faux outrage as a form of moral preening (hey, those degrees weren't for nothing, after all!).

The actual song itself is forgettable ear-candy, although not quite, I remember hearing it in the late 70s in the olde country. But it's not hard to see (and hear) why Black Gorilla were one-hit wonders. Give me the blues anyday......

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