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Monday, May 13, 2013

Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?

I posted on Facebook about the song "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl" and got so much response that I decided to do a full blog entry on it. The Barbarians reached #55 in October of 1965 with it, and of course this was during the full attack of Beatlemania, so why not do a commentary on the hairstyles prominent in those days.

 A year after the Barbarians, a band called the Ravens covered the song.

 And in 1978 a band calling themselves The Dogs did a harder rock version.

Total hindsight allows us to give a different look at "Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl," and who better than our own Jayne County. She included her interpretation on her 1995 CD "Let Your Backbone Slip."

And I found a couple YouTube versions of it, with joyfully, one of them done live.


And I also have one from 1990 by The Peecocks. I did not find a video of it, but you can...
Click to Hear the Peecocks

And, if you really want to belabor the point, you can find
several more amateur versions on YouTube

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