Friday, April 6, 2007

Oh Mickey, Heavy Mickey

Okay, okay, I'll admit it. I bought the single "Mickey" by Toni Basil on 45 when it came out. Throw me in hipster jail.

But, one very nice thing came out of it. I had a habit of playing around with the speeds of the records I would play. And, lemme tell you, this single sounds absolutely kickass slowed down to 33 1/3. The drums are heavy. I mean, HEAVY.

And the song takes on this very intense homoerotic undercurrent. "I'll take it like a man" indeed!

It's really another song entirely, and I now present it to you, for being so special.

Oh Mickey, Heavy Mickey!



Joe said...

Heavy man, heavy.

I used to have a single by Claudine Longet, and when you played her at 33 she sounded like Nico.

Dale said...

I had to listen to this twice, heavy is not the word Mickey! Excellent cheerleading Splotchy!

Splotchy said...

Wow, dale, thanks for checking this out!

I'm glad you liked it.

Tanya Espanya said...

Weird, man! It sounds like some mobsters or something.

dguzman said...

Pure gold, dude. I'd forgotten about this. Those bastidds at BoingBoing don't know what they're missing.