Cory Doctorow at 11:04 am Thu, Jan 17, 2013
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Skullington sez, "Melinda Marx (Groucho's daughter) put out a few pop records, and in this clip, her famous pop introduces her to the Hollywood Palace audience.
Dig that choreography!"
Evidently, to get to the East Side of Town you first have to go through Downtown.
Yeah, I was going to say, this sounds like something T-Mobile would use in a commercial instead of paying royalties.
It’s an obvious response to the song. But, wow, they really honed close to what they were trying to clone. Not just in tone but content and that horn line.Tony Hatch could have claimed royalties for that.
And, as if to show they deny any connection to the song “Downtown,” they point upwards every time they sing “East side of town.”
Nice singing voice.
I skipped through the video and they were doing the same things every time!
The east side of town where everyone is gay.
Very ahead of its time.
All due respect to Groucho, that was really bad.
If “My Sweet Lord” was plagiarism, then someone should call Petula’s lawyers.
Damn rock and roll music. Devil spawn!
Melinda’s mama must’ve been beautiful, ’cause she sure don’t favor her daddy.
Her daddy didn’t really favor what we think her daddy looked like either.
Makes Rebecca Black look like a polished pro.
Was that the watusi or the swim?
The Pony mostly, though I might be mistaken…a little before my dancing days.
Apparently on the East Side of Town they’re big into RUFFLES!!
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