Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Retro Video of the Week: "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" by Whale

"Hobo humpin' slobo babe" is not a phrase that one easily forgets, but somehow, I did for about twenty years.  Then, at some point last week, it popped into my head again.  The 1993 song of the same name by Swedish alternative band Whale was a minor hit, receiving some decent MTV airplay, which is where I would have seen/heard it.  I don't really remember hearing it on Q101, but that doesn't mean I didn't.  Great story.  Anyway, it's one of those great random songs that could only be made in the '90s.  The video is strange on a variety of levels, but it must have caught someone's eye because it won the inaugural MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video.

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