Thursday, January 07, 2010

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

After a two-week holiday hiatus, the forgotten classic video makes its triumphant return!

And I've got a good one for all you good girls and boys who have been so patient. (Look, just let me pretend that you've all been practicing "patience" instead of "not caring.") It's good because it's another of those truly forgotten least for me. My bro, J-Fred, played this for me while I was home for Christmas and I nearly shat in his computer chair when the music started. Because neither the band name The Refreshments nor the song title "Banditos" meant anything to me, yet I recognized the song IMMEDIATELY.

I'm really amazed that this one-hit wonder was completely purged from my memory, for several reasons. 1) I always liked it and it was on MTV and the radio ALL. THE. DAMN. TIME. 2) The album it comes from had one of the best titles of the '90s: Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. 3) The lead singer (Roger Clyne, who has built up quite a following with his new band The Peacemakers) is pretty cute in a "silly frat boy-meets-John Corbett-meets-the more attractive/less douchey third cousin (on his mother's side) of Scott Stapp" sort of way.

And just so you don't forget another Pop Eye classic, some other refreshments have a message for you:

Let's all enter the contest, Let's all enter the contest, Let's all enter the contest,  'cause captioning is neat!


Steam Me Up, Kid said...

I was absolutely certain I wasn't going to know this song. And Holy Shit. I thought I knew everything, and here I am, knowing everything minus one.

carissajaded said...

Ah hells yah. I just sat here and sang along. You know what's weird? I didn't even know about the refreshments until a friend introduced them to me about 5 years ago. He was pretty obsessed with them... we went on a journey to about 3 different used record/cd warehouses just to find their album. Now I have them on my ipod and... I'm not afraid to admit, they are one of my faves! I hadn't ever seen the video though, so thank you for that! I'm posting it on his facebook page now.

words...words...words... said...

I LOVE this song. And you're right about the album addition to being awesome, it's accurate. Which is awesome in itself. It's too bad that the thing they're known the most for is the theme song for King of the Hill.

dmarks said...

I know the dancing frankfurters, but I'd never heard of or head this song. It must have been from after I stopped watching MTV.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Awesome! Sadly, I don't think it made it to the other side of the Atlantic. :(

Either that or I've forgotten it, too! :D

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I keep thinking you are spelling The Replacements wrong.

sas said...

i'm stunned this was a one hit wonder.

The Urban Cowboy said...

Don't know it, but at least they wear cowboy hats!


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