Music for a Sunday: Holy guacamole with awesome sauce

See if you can detect a common element in these two very different tunes. First, the country:

I have a confession to make: This song is one of my earliest childhood faves. Even when I was barely talking (at less than a year old!), I already knew this man’s voice. Whenever he came on the radio, it didn’t matter what the song was–someone always asked, “Hey, Bina, who’s that singing?” And I was bound to reply, lisping: “Dzonny Cass!” Yup…even as a baby, I knew badass when I heard it. And I still love this song.

Now, the Brit-pop. Sorry, I couldn’t embed this. (Damn you, EMI, learn how the Internets work!) But listen muy, muy closely and you’ll hear one of the few instances ever of a jackhammer being deployed to musical effect. If you’re not laughing your ass off at that juncture, you’re not human.

And no, the jackhammer is NOT the common element. (Bonus points for anyone who can tell me what the girl yells in the #2 song.)

PS: I’ve now heard from two people that they couldn’t get to the #2 song. It’s Thomas Dolby’s “Hot Sauce”, the “saucy version”, digitally remastered just last year. Gotta love EMI for really not knowing how to make the Internets work for them.

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6 Responses to Music for a Sunday: Holy guacamole with awesome sauce

  1. otto says:

    linky no worky. pliz name that tune

  2. Hmmm, funny…link works for me. Here it is again:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C7_27J3QnA

  3. otto says:

    i get “Este vídeo incluye contenido de EMI y ya no está disponible en tu país.”

  4. Well, I guess that means “EMI sucks big bananas” in Spanish. What a great way NOT to promote one’s artists globally.
    Okay, one more try:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYuSKoKO4bQ
    Let’s hope that link works. It’s also non-embeddable. I had the devil of a time finding it, too.

  5. otto says:

    todavia chupando platanos. i give up

  6. Lo siento. Maybe one day, EMI will realize there’s a world out there beyond Europe and North America.
    Meanwhile, in case you were wondering, the common element is mariachis. In the case of Thomas Dolby, synthesized ones.

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