As you may have surmised from reading this site, we’re big fans of nonsense. So we thought we’d share a classic ’50s R&B song that’s almost nothing but nonsense, from the title on down. According to Ace’s wonderful collection of gibberish-laden doo-wop and R&B, Great Googa Mooga, the Chips were students at Brooklyn’s Warwick School of Delinquent Teenagers who made one record, 1956′s “Rubber Biscuit,” before vanishing into obscurity. But what a record: In between exhortations like “Gow gow oh-ho!” and “Here ride in a himma-limma humma-lumma,” we’re informed, “The other day I ate a ricochet biscuit. Well, it’s the kind of biscuit that’s supposed to bounce off the wall, back in your mouth. If it don’t bounce back–whuh-whuh-whuh–you go hungry.” Well, duh.
The Chips – “Rubber Biscuit” [MP3, link expired]