Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Killer Joe's International Discotheque
Killer Joe, also known as Frank Piro, winner of the national jitterbug competition of 1942, does it all! He's got the right moves for every occasion. However, those who should make the mistake of looking at pictures of Mr. Joe on this record will likely recoil in horror/amusement at his over the rainbow expressions and herky-jerkiness. "The Jerk" indeed! One look at this cornball and you will never want to look away. You are now under his power!!! Perhaps, at the discotheque, with the lights turned down a bit, it's not as blinding.
Mr. Joe apparently was doing a very important and respectable job of teaching people of a certain means the hip dances of the day as well as generally being a regular on the big-time club scene. No harm, no foul. These pics just have not aged well.
P.S. Also, what the hell does this high fidelity thing mean? The VVers refuse to look this up. The VVers refuse to learn fancy terminology for turntables.
P.P.S. The Cha Cha Watusi:
"My Girl Sloopy" really just sounds like "I want schmoopy" and in particular, Spanish ham soup, "I want schmoopy, schmoopy jamon." Singing the wrong lyrics is so impossibly catchy to VVer #2 that there's no way this record is dancing its way out of the house anytime soon. That is what VVer #1 gets for digging around thrift shops and picking up random, horribly covered albums as a joke.