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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – “Bend It” (1966)

This UK bouzouki classic was banned by certain US stations for being too suggestive. The band responded with a new version that apparently spelled out how they were actually introducing a new dance craze, but the mood was already lost.

These pop geniuses had UK top ten hits:
“Hold Tight” (#4, 1966)
“Hideaway” (#10, 1966)
“Bend It” (#2, 1966)
“Save Me” (#4, 1966)
“Okay!” (#4, 1967)
“Zabadak!” (#3, 1967)
“Legend of Xandadu” (#1, 1968)
“Last Night in Soho” (#8, 1968)

Update (12/07): Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof includes a scene where a group of Austin girls get mowed down by a lunatic racer to the sounds of “Hold Tight.” These are some seriously dimwitted girls anyway, but I can’t figure out if (1) all of them are being symbolically punished for their leader’s unconvincing geek-speech about how “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mitch and Tich” were better than the Who, or (2) they were just working with a bum script.

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