Old song about emasculating Castro by giving him a crew cut


11 Responses to “Old song about emasculating Castro by giving him a crew cut”

  1. Daemon says:

    The CIA in the 1960s seems to have had no idea how to conduct an assassination…. or almost anything else. Everything I read about them comes off sounding like very bad comic book plots.

  2. Anonymous says:

    As I recall reading somewhere (probably in one of the excellent Bathroom Readers series), the CIA actually approached Ian Fleming and asked him for ideas and he provided them with a few ideas including LSD on Castro’s SCUBA mouthpiece combined with itching powder in his wetsuit, to make him go crazy and drown; thallium salts in his cigars or hat to make his manly beard and hair fall out and thus emmasculate him; projecting a massive religious icon in the sky above Cuba to induce revolution against communism; and probably more that the CIA never actually tried.

  3. macho says:

    “Why did people in the 1960s think Castro’s hair was so magical?”

    surviving dozens of cia assasination attempts not enough?

  4. robcat2075 says:

    If that was a catchy tune for the 60′s I can understand how people were ready for something like the Beatles to come along show what music could really be again.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Fidel and Raul swore they would not shave their beards until the revolution was successful. That’s also why they continue to wear fatigues.

  6. robcat2075 says:

    I am also struck but the just awful production quality. Listen to the chorus on the accompanying “I-O-WA” song. It’s like they are not even trying to sing together.

    The trombone solo is awful too.

  7. wgmleslie says:

    Once, Fidel Castro’s beard gave a 6 1/2 hour speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

  8. mreddy1 says:

    “Why did people in the 1960s think Castro’s hair was so magical?”

    because his beard is so lucious.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I think It was only Fidel who swore not to shave. I don’t think Raul ever had a beard…

  10. devophill says:

    I could tell from the title this was a song-poem.

  11. kmoser says:

    Has the copyright on that song expired? Because if it hasn’t, ripping it to MP3 format and posting it online would be, er, copyright infringement.

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