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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Wild Colonial Bhoys at O'Malley's

The Wild Colonial Bhoys are playing O'Malley's Irish Pub in Weston, Missouri, again TONIGHT - at 8:00pm.

If you visit the Bhoys' website you can listen to their version of the Saw Doctors' classic N17 (stone walls and the grass, apparently, is green).

They also have a version of Kinky Boots, which alas is not the Patrick McNee and pre-Pussy Galore Honor Blackman 1964 song (listen here), but an updated anti-British Army version of the classic I've got a brand new Combine Harvester.

Combine Harvester was a huge hit in Ireland for comedian Brendan Grace - you'll find it referred to in Parliamentary debates. Before that it was a number 1 hit in Britain for the Somerset legends, The Wurzels. Both are a reworking of Brand New Key, which was of course originally written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Melanie (Safka) and a huge hit in 1971 - often called The Roller Skate Song. So there.
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