Friday, January 25, 2008

THE NASTY RABBIT - Pat & Lolly Vegas - "Robot Walk" (1964)

So it's Friday night, and you know Eegah and Tabonga like to rock out on the weekend, so here's a real dandy of a tune from a real stinker of a movie from our fave Arch Hall, called "Robot Walk!" I read somewhere online recently where they actually slammed this almost perfect little tune! Unbelievable! On this one song, Arch hands over the reins to Pat & Lolly Vegas and here's the reason why! Are you ready?? Way before this movie, Pat and Lolly Vegas, from Fresno, Calif, also recorded the singles "Let's Go" as the Routers, "Surf Stomp" and "Batman" as the Mar-kets, and "Hotrodders Choice," "Dawn Patrol," "Double A Fueler," and "Satan's Chariot" as the Deuce Coupes. They were part of the house band on "Shindig" and backed Sonny and Cher, Elvis, and more before becoming "Redbone" in 1969! I have no idea what these guys are doing today, but it sure would be fun to find out, because they must have some stories to tell!!

If you can find it, "Robot Walk" was released as a single in 1964 backed with "Big Surf" by Pat and Lolly this time using the name The Sharks.

This is one of the few songs presented on this blog that would have been much better without the insipidly inane dialogue, screaming and whining, but we take what we can get around here!

Pat and Lolly, you guys rock!!

Robot Walk!!


Anonymous said...

Oooh! Oooooh! I have a story on this one! I had a rare, out-of-print VHS of this once and I responded to an ad in CULT MOVIES for a guy who was willing to pay top dollar for this film! Guess what? He was buying it for – LIZ RENAY!!!!!!! (who I met in person in 2000 and passed away last year). We’ll miss you, Liz!

-- Greg Goodsell

Eegah!! & Tabonga! said...

Greg Goodsell is a freelance writer and in the next issue of SCREEM magazine he has an extensive interview with Ray Dennis Steckler of INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES infamy and a HUGE article on the new William Castle documentary SPINE TINGLER.
It will due out in March!! Thanx Greg!!!

Greg Goodsell said...

Thanks for the plug!

mddiaz said...

Very nice of you to comment on my uncles, Stop by There myspace.

Eegah!! & Tabonga! said...

Hey, that's too easy, Pat & Lolly rock, & the 'live' music on their myspace site further attests to that fact! As my buddy Tom Frost says, we're just hear to "spread the good word!!" Thanx!!!

Sweetwater said...

I would love to hear the old surf songs...I have all the other Redbone albums...

Eegah!! Tabonga! and Rodan! said...

Some early Pat and Lolly can be found on Pat Lolly's myspace, or search youtube for Pat and Lolly and watch the incredible "Write Me Baby!" They were great!!!!

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