A Redundant Classic: Prisencolinesunaciusol!


One of our favorite things EVER.


27 comments:

  1. At approximately 1:02...

    Where Disco meets goose-stepping.

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    1. Yeah, that's what creeps me out .. the stomping-sound combined with the goose-stepping, stark scenery and dark uniforms all uncomfortably blend together in a Nuremberg-rally sort of way.

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    2. It is a tad Fascist, but I still love it!

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  2. I, too, am wild for this. The fact that I have no idea what's going on only adds to it.

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  3. Fabulous - I ran into this a few years ago and went to far more trouble than I'm used to finding an mp3 to illegally download. It's been in heavy rotation ever since. I love fake English.

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  4. I've been a fan of this for a few years, as well, and even tried to convince a friend of mine to remix it. The music is quite timeless!

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  5. Raffaella at her greatest, wow.
    Here´s a selection of videos I did for a blog, with a Raffaella amazingly absurd choreography http://www.alegriaydecision.com/blog/2011/08/playlist-agosto-fran-san/

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  6. She's fantastic here! Thanks for the link, that's a crazy video. I love it!

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  7. I'd worship at the feet of Raffaella Carra, but for the fact she keeps bloody moving them! This is, without doubt, one of the campest things on earth... Jx

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  8. When one labels something with "This is pretty much my favorite thing thing EVER," you hope it will deliver and BOY does this EVER! :-) Fabulous!

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  9. Yay! I'm so glad you think so, Dean!

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  10. It was driving me crazy trying to understand the words. Then I thought it might actually be in another language but I couldn't figure out which one because it sounded like English!

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  11. It does sound quite plausible, doesn't it? Though I have no proof of it, I always thought he was doing a sort of riff on Dylan.

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  12. This is GREAT..... But who is he?......

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    1. He is Adriano Celentano, and the fabulous blonde is Raffaella Carra. They're terrific!

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  13. Nobody does a Neo-Contemporary Hootenanny like the Italians!

    BrianB

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  14. Just discovered that this is available as a download via Amazon.com
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U3UGY0/

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    1. Yay! It really should be a dance club hit!

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  15. As soon as I see those groovy Gestapo safety gays, well, my heart just melts. And a harmonica, sort of from no where! As they say, "All rite."

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  16. The continued presence of this masterpiece almost - almost - makes up for the tragic disappearance from the YouTubes of another treasured landmark, Biba Nova.

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    1. I have the two "Rock Follies" series on DVD. Shame I don't have the tech savvy to extract that clip to remedy the loss... Jx

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    2. If I had the time and the energy, I'd save every video I post here to my own YouTube account! But that's far more effort than I am capable of making at this point. Any number of great clips have disappeared. One can only hope they will reappear. In the meantime, there's always Raffaella!

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    3. Oh, Jon - if only indeed. I really am jonesing for a dose of that London '70s/Deco/Eyeliner glamour....

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  17. The ticking in the background made me think a bomb was about to go off . . . but then the totally faux harmonica solo made me laugh so must I stopped worrying.

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  18. If you haven't seen it, I recommend watch Adriano Celentano's performance of L'Unica Chance. The song is great and the guest dancer is Lola Falana!!

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