Monday, January 31, 2011

Lost Gem: "Joe Public" - The Rutles (1996)


"...Sometimes they call me the great unwashed."
~  The Rutles  ~


The Rutles are actually The Beatles from the Bizarro World.  They simply share their love and respect for The Beatles with pinpoint, needle-nose apple-scruff precision.

Each song is carefully crafted with various sounds, instruments, vocal mannerisms and tricks that have become synonymous with the Fab...BUT absolutely unique in that wickedly tongue-n-cheek Monty Python style.  Something
completely different...but awesomely familiar.


The Rutles

Lost Gem:--> "Joe Public"...has a fantastic arrangement heavily influenced by..."Tomorrow Never Knows" and "Rain".  Don't think...just go with it.  Fab Four Perfection!

Have you heard this gem?


My name is Joe Public - I'm sure you all know me
Sometimes they call me 'the man in the street'
but I don't mind.
I've got my place in society
I've got my feet on the ground
I've got my pride and my prejudices
No one can push me around

My name is Joe Public - I'm sure you all know me
Sometimes they call me 'the proletariat'
but I don't mind.
They know me for my common sense
They know they can't please all of me
They know I can't be fooled - all of the time
I am what I am and I'm happy to be

Joe Public, that's me
Joe Public, that's me
I put my faith in the powers that be
Joe Public - that's me

My name is Joe Public - I'm sure you all know me
Sometimes they call me 'the great unwashed'
but I don't mind.
Sticks and stones may break my bones
but names can never hurt me
I've got my pride and my prejudices
I am what I am and I'm happy to be
Joe Public, that's me.
Joe Public, that's me.
Joe Public, that's me.
Joe Public, that's me
I put my faith in the powers that be.
Joe Public - that's me.


Good stuff!

Casey Chambers
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4 comments:

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WZJN said...

Man, first Badfinger and now the Rutles? I see a thread running through it and the next post would have to be Utopia with 'Deface the Music'.

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Casey said...

WZJN...Yea, I could see that! But honestly, I just go where the music leads me.:^)

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