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Record Bin Roulette
Thu December 29, 2011
Singing about ... pants?
Clothes make the man, and in this case, the radio episode. Who knew that there would enough songs about pants to fill a front loading washer?
Actually it would take a lot of short shorts to fill a washer, but we like the song and the look. Here’s The Royal Teens from 1958 and “Short Shorts”:
Less is more we always say. James Brown said this with his tune “Hot Pants”:
Pants enter politics courtesy of new laws that restrict low riding pants. “Sagging” pants are illegal in Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Louisiana and Arkansas. General Larry Platt has been a civil rights activist since the 1960’s, but his best known contribution to society is his epic rant “Pants on the Ground”:
This classic Levi’s ad with Ken Nordine celebrates pants in full psychedelia:
Every week on “Record bin Roulette,” KPLU’s John Kessler and John Maynard put an insightful and fun spin on a century's worth of discarded vinyl. The feature is published here and airs on KPLU 88.5 every Thursday during Morning Edition, All Things Considered and on Weekend Saturday Edition.