Friday, May 6, 2011

Musical Interlude: Land of 1,000 Dances (1982)

"Land of 1,000 Dances" may be more closely associated with Wilson Pickett and the lesser known Cannibal & the Headhunters dating back to the 60's, and Pickett would revisit it in the late 80's on the soundtrack to "The Great Outdoors", joining forces with Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd). However, the J. Geils Band included "Land" on their 1982 live album, "Showtime". Vince McMahon's comical parody-cover, using a number of his wrestlers 3 years later, went off the sheet a wee bit too early by design. However, Geils' lead singer, Peter Wolf, plays it straight from start to finish.

The video comes courtesy of EMI Records' channel on YouTube:

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