Ice Cold is not ice cold-it's red hot baby! I found a lot of tracks
to fall in love with this week; Teen Age Machine Age, Bermuda Shorts,
Gee Whiz!, Miss Secretary, Pajama Party, Walkie Talkie, and yet
another cover of Mule Skinner Blues. Now that should date this
volume to songs about as new as 1960 or so. Because that's when
that terrific hit-out-of-nowhere came out by The Fendermen.
The Fendermen were a pop rockabilly duo in the early 1960s.
Primarily composed of Jim Sundquist (from Kingsford,WI.)
and Phil Humphrey(from Stoughton,near Madison WI.)
The group had one big hit record with Mule Skinner Blues released
in 1960 on the Cuca Records Label out of Sauk City,Wisconsin.
The song was a number #3 on the Billboard Charts,so then came a
slew of covers, trying to exploit the hit...but no one really did it as well
as The Fendermen, man! (The Cramps do the best cover version in
my humble opinion, no one can yodel like Lux)
Kim Fowley "SUNSET BOULEVARD" 1978
9 hours ago