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(YouTube)   One hit wonder Taco turns 57 today. Here's his cover of Puttin' on the Ritz   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2013-07-21 08:18:48 AM  
 
2013-07-21 08:47:16 AM  
Done in one.

\SOUPAHDOOPAH!
 
2013-07-21 08:55:58 AM  

But Wait There's More: I'll just leave this here


that really is the only version of that song in my brain anymore.
 
2013-07-21 09:47:06 AM  
Mmmmmmmm... tacos

I think I'll make breakfast tacos
 
2013-07-21 10:05:33 AM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-21 10:08:27 AM  
I didn't remember that there were guys in blackface in that video. It's hard to believe that it must have played on MTV*, but I'm sure I viewed it a bunch of times back in the day.

*MTV, a channel that once played music videos and all the cool kids watched
 
2013-07-21 10:13:30 AM  
 
2013-07-21 10:24:16 AM  
worst. Jedi. ever.
 
2013-07-21 10:24:41 AM  

johnnieconnie: *MTV, a channel that once played music videos and all the cool kids watched


as opposed to Friday Night Videos that all the totally and completely uncool kids watched.
 
2013-07-21 10:33:33 AM  
spicybroccoli.com
 
2013-07-21 10:34:59 AM  

But Wait There's More: I'll just leave this here


Best. Version. EVAH!
 
2013-07-21 10:37:36 AM  

log_jammin: johnnieconnie: *MTV, a channel that once played music videos and all the cool kids watched

as opposed to Friday Night Videos that all the totally and completely uncool kids watched.


Night Flight.

That is all.
 
2013-07-21 11:43:21 AM  

log_jammin: johnnieconnie: *MTV, a channel that once played music videos and all the cool kids watched

as opposed to Friday Night Videos that all the totally and completely uncool kids watched.


HEY!  I grew up in the sticks where we didn't have cable.  FNV was all there was!


/runs from thread, sobbing.
 
2013-07-21 11:50:57 AM  
Yay, I get to use this:
tommcmahon.typepad.com
 
2013-07-21 12:03:11 PM  
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2013-07-21 12:37:48 PM  

But Wait There's More: I'll just leave this here


That had better be....
*clicks*
ok, excellent.
 
2013-07-21 12:47:48 PM  

ElizaDoolittle: The original lyrics are completely different

 http://www.lyricsfreak.com/i/irving+berlin/puttin+on+the+ritz_20068 108 .html


Yeah, it was about poor black cos-players in Harlem spending their last dimes on costumes so they could dress up and pretend they were rich.
 
2013-07-21 01:08:31 PM  
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2013-07-21 02:13:37 PM  
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2013-07-21 02:53:48 PM  
Heh. One-Hit Wonder Taco. Sounds like a euphemism for a one night stand.
 
2013-07-21 02:56:29 PM  
Was he pink? hope not
 
2013-07-21 03:08:40 PM  

HairBolus: ElizaDoolittle: The original lyrics are completely different

 http://www.lyricsfreak.com/i/irving+berlin/puttin+on+the+ritz_20068 108 .html

Yeah, it was about poor black cos-players in Harlem spending their last dimes on costumes so they could dress up and pretend they were rich.


I'm not sure what a cos-player is.  The lyrics raised my eyebrows. And hackles.

Sample lyrics:

Why don't you go where Harlem flits

Puttin' on the Ritz

Spangled Gowns upon the bevy of

High browns from down the levy

All misfits

Puttin' on that certain Ritz...


Come with me and we'll attend their jubilee

And see them spend

Their last two bits

Puttin' on the Ritz
 
2013-07-21 03:35:29 PM  

Snapper Carr: [img197.imageshack.us image 205x246]


With Taco Bell you can do both.
 
2013-07-21 03:52:40 PM  
Subby, I'm I bad at math or is he turning 58 today?
 
2013-07-21 04:33:32 PM  
Taco day is my birthday. I don't think it is a coincidence.
 
2013-07-21 05:24:25 PM  
I still prefer this one...even to the Young Frankenstein version.
 
2013-07-21 08:49:19 PM  
Reminds me of time spent at the Cutten Arcade playing Gravitar back in '83. They played the local easy rock station there, KPDJ, so that was the only place I'd hear it. About the only thing I miss from those days is being 17.
 
2013-07-21 08:58:16 PM  
Half shocked someone hasn't done a good mashup of the Taco video and just replaced every "Putting on the Ritz" with the YF "POTR".

/someone who has the vocals and music separately so the music can still be in the background.
//obviously, could do a "cheaper" version just totally dubbing over.
 
2013-07-22 12:29:40 AM  
I once tried to pay for an mp3 of Taco with a $2 bill, and the iTunes manager called the cops on me.

/true story
 
2013-07-22 06:34:51 AM  
Separated at birth?

xfinity.comcast.net
 
2013-07-22 09:37:37 AM  

Hand Banana: Separated at birth?

[xfinity.comcast.net image 300x300]


I was thinking the same thing.
 
2013-07-22 09:38:22 AM  
So he changed the lyrics so they weren't so racist, then does a video with people in blackface?
 
2013-07-22 12:20:03 PM  
You don't really expect me to click that link, do you? Didn't think so.
 
2013-07-22 12:55:17 PM  
venturefans.org

Happy Birthday, Taco
 
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