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Date: 09/28/13 09:05 AM

15 Responses to Badass Country Music From New Zealand

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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 9:05 am
    Link: Badass Country Music From New Zealand - Billy T. James doesn`t give a f**k. NSFW language.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 9:45 am
    This is an old David Allen Coe song. Funny stuff.
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
    391 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 10:00 am
    Couldn`t help but notice that the back up singers mics were turned off.
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    bompa1997 Male 60-69
    92 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 10:05 am
    A lot of controversy over who originally did this song. Some say Garry Lee, some say Chris LeDoux. To me this is a very poor lip sync of the song.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Thanks for the info. Billy T. James was a New Zealand comedian who did this song for a gag-reel or something back in `84, so it`s more comedy skit than musical performance. Never heard any other versions of it. It`s a good one.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    I need that tune in the car!!
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 3:01 pm
    wow, that had to come up like something new and from New Zealand?
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    jawbone Male 30-39
    4 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    Written by Gaye Delorme and released in 1980 by Gary Lee and the Showdown. Due to the 40 below you`d have guess this sucker is Canadian.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm
    lol. This is Garry Lee. I`ve got this on my mp3 player. The legend behind that song is that a Canadian dj was looking for a Canadian artist to play. He was given the tape as a demo and played that song without listening to it first. It was played during the day for a lot of people to hear. It`s what I`ve heard. If true, that`s fantastic.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    @bacon pie & jawbone

    Nice to have background info on this song. It`s a keeper, isn`t it?
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm
    Billy is miming to this song & my understanding is this wasn`t shown on his show (certainly, there`s no way he would have got that many effs on air back in the 80s, even in relatively liberal NZ). Can`t believe it`s been 22 years since he died. He was a real icon in NZ.
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    Wow. I remember this from Dr. Demento YEARS ago. It`s cool to see the vid for it. Thanks.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    pretty sure this is dubbed.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    Pretty sure Emmettyville grew up on this song, which is why she swears so much. =^.^=
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    bompa1997 Male 60-69
    92 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm
    FWIW it is called the Rodeo Song, I donwloaded it from Itunes.

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