Wednesday, 3 June 2009

272: Fag Rock 7 - Alice Bowie

“Alice Bowie”

Starts at 2:00

From “Cheech and Chong’s Wedding Album” (1974)
Written by Tommy Chong, Gaye DeLorme, and Richard Moore

My momma talkin' to me tryin' to tell me how to live
But I don't listen to her 'cause my head is like a sieve
My daddy, he disowned me 'cause I wear my sister's clothes
He caught me in the bathroom with a pair of pantyhose

My basketball coach, he done kicked me off the team
For wearin' high-heel sneakers and actin' like a queen

The world's comin' to an end, I don't even care
As long as I can have a limo and my orange hair
And it don't bother me if people think I'm "funny"
'Cause I'm a big rock star and I'm makin' lots of money
money, money, money, money, money, money

Musically, this is probably the most ambitious of the various parodies.
As an actual performance on stage, it’s pretty bloody groanworthy, if not outright abysmal.
Putting on a pink tutu and pratting about on the stage like a bad Chuck Berry has little to do with the original song, and is not a terribly ambitious means of eliciting laughs. Baahhh.
God forbid, but this even gets its own Wikipedia entry.

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