Now that I got me some Seagram’s gin…

I’ve been meaning to write about this for many months, but affairs of state take precedence over affairs of state. Or something.

Anyway, I got a copy of the British magazine Uncut back in March of 2002 (ahem, told ya), and it had a sampler CD. This one was titled “Sounds of the new West Vol 3” and had a lot of funky alt-country stuff on it. Some good. Some not so. But one little tune grabbed my attention, so I put it into my regular MP3 rotation.

Turn the page. Now, one day I am sitting back, grooving to the tune, when suddenly I hear, “I got a pocket full of rubbers and my homeboys do too.” WHAT!? Waitaminute. I never heard that before. I guess I wasn’t listening to the lyrics very carefully. Turns out the song is The Gourds cover of “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg. Doh!

After I actually listened to the thing, I found it hysterical. The lyrics are the standard “get yer party on” rap stuff, but when the Gourds put it into a country setting, it becomes fall-on-the-floor funny. At least to me.

To make matters worse, now that the clue-mobile has finally caught up to me, I found out that this was already a big deal two years ago. Apparently, it was a huge hit on Napster, and there was some controversy because it kept getting attributed to Phish, instead. Whatevah.

So, there’s yer critic for ya. Attention to detail, a specialty. Oy vey.

You can listen to the song, if you join the gourdsmusic Yahoo Group. And visit the Official Unofficial Gourds Homepage, while yer at it.

I don’t love you ho’s, I’m out the do’.

[Grooving to: Silver Threads And Golden Needles by Linda Ronstadt]
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2 Responses to Now that I got me some Seagram’s gin…

  1. brandelion says:

    laid back…
    (with my mind on my money and my money on my mind.)

    i hear an awful lot of Snoop Dogg and that whole Death Row gang. Satan thinks he’s black.

    just for fun, i’m going to tell you now that i’m not all that into, but my friends seem to be. Bonnie Prince Billy and all that.

    i don’t see the point of … reviving folky stuff and regurgitating it into something packaged and marketable. i’d rather listen to some straight up Johnny Cash. or, as i see you’ve done whilst writing this post, zee loverly Linda Rondstadt. i’m such a geek. but, i’m in good company…

  2. Tambra says:

    Who you callin’ a ho?

    Just kidding! I’m just stopping by from the Gnomedex blogroll. I love your site. See you in Des Moines!

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