Tuesday, 7/6/10

by musicclipoftheday

What the world needs now?

Nah, not love.

What the world needs now—what it cries out for, daily—is inspired silliness.

Brave Combo, live

“The Denton Polka,” Texas (Denton), 2007

*****

“Louie, Louie,” Illinois (Berwyn [FitzGerald’s]), 2008

Brave Combo played a wild set Sunday night (the 4th) at FitzGerald’s American Music Festival—everything from “Beer Barrel Polka” to a hard-rockin’ “Hokey Pokey” to a polka-inflected “Ode to Joy” (“Any Beethoven fans in the house?”) to a Tejano-style “America the Beautiful.” By the end of the 90-minute set, everybody’s IQ, it seemed, had gone up 15 points. Or was it down?