Saturday, December 1, 2012

40 Year Itch: Hi Hi HI Banned in the UK

When the BBC banned the A side " Hi Hi Hi", released on December 1st, 1972,  for its sexually suggestive lyrics "get you ready for my body gun" ( as opposed to the obvious drug reference : "we're gonna get hi hi hi"), disc jockeys flipped the 45 and played the reggae toss off "C Moon". In the UK "C Moon" became a Top 5 hit. McCartney revisited the song in concert every so often including his surprise performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood back in 2007.

Probably the most interesting thing about the song is who played the instruments. Guitarist Henry McCullough played drums. Drummer Danny Seiwell played vibraphone. Denny Laine played bass. Probably the least interesting thing about the song is its lyrics:

C moon C moon C moon is she
  C moon C moon C moon is me.

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