The Vault, Part II: Getting Silly with Some Hot Chips

Jun 18th, 2007 // 3 Comments

googamooga.jpgAs 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]

  1. Jay-C

    Don’t forget…”Rubber Biscuit” was a hilight of The Blues Brothers as well…It was the only song Dan Ackroyd would do lead vocals on when John Belushi was still alive (not the John Goodman/Jim Belushi version he cashes in on now)…

  2. The Riffage

    Didn’t the Supersuckers do a cover on their “Devil’s Food” odds n’ sods collection?

  3. pellucid

    And don’t forget the awesome use of that song in Scorsese’s Mean Streets – the great reverse POV scene where Harvey Keitel’s super-drunk, stumbling through the bar…

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