5.14.2009

Giddy Up Oom Papa Oom Papa Mow Mow

When I first saw on the fantastic 9513 blog that the Oak Ridge Boys had covered the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army," I was expecting a few minutes of solid, from-the-gut laughter. And, the first time through, I was right. But then, perhaps compelled by the spirit of my father (who counted the Oaks as perhaps his favorite country band, rivaled only by the Statler Brothers), I listened again. And now I'm kind of digging it. I might buy the album. If I can find it used. And for under $5.



One lingering Oaks-related complaint: Fellas, when the guy with the beard down to his navel is only the third creepiest looking guy in the group, it's time to reconsider the stylist idea. You're spookin' the horses.

3 comments:

godihateyourband said...

i dunno dude. i was just thinkin that's about the best promo shot i've seen in years. they look like they could kick the sh*t outta their late-70s versions!

Mr. Bad Example said...

I'm not sure there's a band who doesn't look like they could beat up the 70's-era Oaks in their promo shot. Maybe the Eagles.

They're just trying too hard. In fact, wearing a Superman t-shirt past the age of 10 (a black one no less) is the very definition of trying too hard.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh. my. WOW! How did I miss this?! It's brilliant.