Thunder Volcano

Boundless enthusiasm for something stupid


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I cannot stop listening to Prisencolinensinainciusol.  Not only is it an awesome song, but I really like the idea of a song made entirely of gibberish designed to sound like English.  He does a pretty good job, too.  I’m pretty convinced that CCR did this with a significant portion of their songs, with the best example being “Born on the Bayou” when he says “Aicun steyul heah thaddol houndaw bawkin, hace undada hoodoo theyuh”.  I’m convinced that John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, and James Brown should have formed a supergroup comprised entirely of unintelligible singers.  I’d buy that CD in a heartbeat.  There’s also the P-Funk approach to gibberish, wherein you just make up a word when you’re too lazy/high to make a rhyme (“put a hump in your back, shake your sacromilliac”).  As an added benefit, the video for Prisencolinensinainciusol is ridiculous.  I’m not sure if he meant it to be that way or, as a friend suggested, “maybe he’s just Italian”.


Written by Baron Volcano

09/19/2010 at 9:55 pm

Posted in Hootenanny

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    Dave Poole

    09/22/2010 at 11:46 pm

  2. Looks like Somebody watched the “English subtitle” version of the video. Easily the best “that’s got to be English” moment is at the end of the hipthrustathon circa 1:25 where he says “poke something”. I’ve yet to find any songs that actually make a point of just being Word Salad (though word salad was used fairly extensively as a songwriting technique by Bob Dylan and, to a lesser extent, Slayer).

    Baron Volcano

    09/25/2010 at 3:55 pm

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