Bonzo Goes To Washington

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Bonzo Goes To Washington - 5 Minutes 5 Minutes
Pop Used - 12 SLX 13 Sleeping Bag
1984 Original From Jerry Harrison (Modern Lovers, Talking Heads) And Bootsy Collins. “The Song Begins With The Recording Made Of Then-President Ronald Reagan's "We Begin Bombing In Five Minutes" Joke Speech, Which Is Then Sampled And Looped Throughout The Remainder Of The Track. Harrison Had Considered The Joke To Be In Bad Taste; As He Later Recalled To Author Dave Bowman: "Everyone Has The Right To Kid Around, But That Was Too Public. I Hated Reagan's Gutting Of People's Civil Rights I Thought Everything He Stood For Was Awful." Before The Record Was Released, Most People Had Heard About The Joke Speech, But Very Few Had Actually Heard The Speech Itself. It Was Only Spoken By Reagan As A Microphone Test, Which Was Then Inadvertently Recorded. Harrison Was Able To Locate A Copy Of The Speech From A College Radio Station And Sampled It. Using, What Would Now Be Considered To Be Common Hip-Hop Recording Methods — Despite The Term Only Just Being Used At The Time — Harrison Mixed In Reagan's Speech With Synthesizers And Drums; Looping The Phrases "I'm Pleased", "Outlaw Russia Forever" And "Five Minutes" Multiple Times Over. The Title Of The Band References The Film Bedtime For Bonzo, Which Starred Reagan, And Which Also Inspired The Ramones Song "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg". Despite The Character Of Bonzo Being A Chimpanzee In The Film, In Both Songs Bonzo Is Taken To Mean Reagan Himself. When The Song Was Completed, No Major Label Could Guarantee A Release Before The 1984 Presidential Election So Harrison Chose To Release It On A Micro-Label Called Sleeping Bag Records.“ - Wikipedia... more details
 
Bonzo Goes To Washington - 5 Minutes 5 Minutes
Pop Used - LP SLX 13 Sleeping Bag
1984 Original From Jerry Harrison (Modern Lovers, Talking Heads) And Bootsy Collins In A Generic Die Cut Sleeping Bag Sleeve. “The Song Begins With The Recording Made Of Then-President Ronald Reagan's "We Begin Bombing In Five Minutes" Joke Speech, Which Is Then Sampled And Looped Throughout The Remainder Of The Track. Harrison Had Considered The Joke To Be In Bad Taste; As He Later Recalled To Author Dave Bowman: "Everyone Has The Right To Kid Around, But That Was Too Public. I Hated Reagan's Gutting Of People's Civil Rights I Thought Everything He Stood For Was Awful." Before The Record Was Released, Most People Had Heard About The Joke Speech, But Very Few Had Actually Heard The Speech Itself. It Was Only Spoken By Reagan As A Microphone Test, Which Was Then Inadvertently Recorded. Harrison Was Able To Locate A Copy Of The Speech From A College Radio Station And Sampled It. Using, What Would Now Be Considered To Be Common Hip-Hop Recording Methods — Despite The Term Only Just Being Used At The Time — Harrison Mixed In Reagan's Speech With Synthesizers And Drums; Looping The Phrases "I'm Pleased", "Outlaw Russia Forever" And "Five Minutes" Multiple Times Over. The Title Of The Band References The Film Bedtime For Bonzo, Which Starred Reagan, And Which Also Inspired The Ramones Song "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg". Despite The Character Of Bonzo Being A Chimpanzee In The Film, In Both Songs Bonzo Is Taken To Mean Reagan Himself. When The Song Was Completed, No Major Label Could Guarantee A Release Before The 1984 Presidential Election So Harrison Chose To Release It On A Micro-Label Called Sleeping Bag Records.“ - Wikipedia... more details
 

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