Saturday, October 3, 2015

Musical Interlude: Bubba Hyde (1995)

The country group Diamond Rio has a link to the home district. Drummer Brian Prout is one of those rare birds that made it to the big time from the hometown.

In the winter of 1995, Diamond Rio served up their Nashville-tinged answer to Men at Work's 1982 track, "Dr. Hekyll & Mr. Jive", but instead of parodying or paying homage to Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, as Men at Work did, "Bubba Hyde" has more in common with Jerry Lewis' "The Nutty Professor", to a point. Jim J. Bullock (ex-Too Close For Comfort, ALF, Hollywood Squares) is a bumbling supermarket clerk by day, party animal on the weekends.

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