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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Speedies Speed To The Rescue Of HP!

Obscure but great 70s NY power pop/glam/punk band The Speedies scored a major victory in their 25 year battle to break into the national consciousness. Hewlett Packard is featuring their single "Let Me Take Your Foto" in a national tv ad campaign. Who would have thought? It's like winning the lottery while lighting hits you. Then again, who ever thought The Ramones' music would one day be used in commercials.

There's a Speedies revival on the way and I'll be there cash in hand. Their two singles are out of this world great.

No word yet if Speedy Alka-Seltzer will rejoin the band. They say he fizzled out in 1982.


Blogger Robert G. said...

The next one used will be Holger Czukay's "The Photo Song." Now, THAT'll play with us cusp Xers.

11:40 AM

Blogger Emerson said...

Holger Czukay? I LOVE Polka! "Who Put The Hole In The Barrel Of Beer", "Schuhplattlers Polka", "Cotton Eyed Joe".

Like they say in Bavaria, nobody Holgers like Czukay!!

1:33 PM

Blogger Emerson said...

Oh wait, Holger Zcukay was in Can? I LOVE Can Can! The high stepping and all that.

1:40 PM

Blogger Flamen Dialis said...

This is creepy as hell. For some damned reason I googled The Speedies "Let Me Take Your Foto," because it was one of my favorite singles way back when and my crappy garage band actually covered it. For some odd reason I was thinking about it, and my google search took me to the old punk archives. I fooled around there reading old posts, and then decided to come here. Of course, the newest post is about The Speedies. That's reeeeeeally weird, and way too much of a coincidence! I'm taking it as a sign...

1:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out www.speediesremix.com

1:47 PM


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