T’ank you, boyce

This is just too rich to pass up: Brewer and Shipley’s stoner classic “One Toke Over The Line,” as performed on The Lawrence Welk Show by Dick Dale (no, not that Dick Dale) and Gail Farrell.

Sweet Jesus.

(Via Pop Culture Junk Mail.)







11 comments

  1. Baby M »

    18 September 2009 · 7:33 am

    Duuude, that’s, like, a wunnerful wunnerful teune.

  2. Jennifer »

    18 September 2009 · 7:59 am

    Sweet Jesus, indeed. Wow.

  3. fillyjonk »

    18 September 2009 · 8:21 am

    And to think, some folks want to bring back the 1970s.

  4. Kirk »

    18 September 2009 · 8:32 am

    Makes you wonder what all Myron had in that accorddian case.

  5. Lynn »

    18 September 2009 · 10:05 am

    To be honest, I never had any idea what that song was really about until just a few years ago when I read comments about it on the Internet. Toke? Do they mean toe? They’re singing about Jesus. That’s good, right? ([sigh] The Internet has robbed me of my innocence.)

  6. Jeffro »

    18 September 2009 · 12:20 pm

    Pat Boone doing “Purple Haze?”

  7. CGHill »

    18 September 2009 · 12:25 pm

    Well, Pat did cover “The Wind Cries Mary” (on In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, 1997).

  8. Donna B. »

    18 September 2009 · 4:57 pm

    Even my parents didn’t like the Lawrence Welk show. I grew up on Red Skelton, Carol Burnett, and Laugh-In. Oh, and John Wayne :-)

  9. The Fire Ant Gazette »

    18 September 2009 · 7:00 pm

    “A modern spiritual”…

    I initially thought this was a very well done spoof, but I’m now pretty sure it’s legit. Here’s a tip: just because a song mentions Jesus and Mary – even as proper nouns instead of exclamations – doesn’t make it a “spiritual.”…

  10. Dick Stanley »

    18 September 2009 · 7:24 pm

    Obviously a case of cultural confusion.

  11. Charles »

    19 September 2009 · 7:53 pm

    How subversive!

    Lawrence Welk should NOT try to be groovy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw2lCPeyyCk

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