Thursday, January 22, 2009

Speedos, Hondas, and Girls in Bikinis

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Today we're featuring yet another early 1960's music video. This one is courtesy of American pop singer Bobby Vee. The song itself is a snappy little tune that reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1963. The video is so kitschy and campy it falls in the category of "so bad it's good".

There are just so many wonderfully bizarre images in this video, I don't know where to start:

Guys in speedos and short-shorts riding Hondas.

The girl in the leopard one piece doing leg lifts while sitting on the motor bike.

The blatantly fake beach set (look closely and you can see the night sky is really a painted wall).

The disembodied, flailing legs.

The wild dance moves.

The girl draped in vines dancing on the rock.

The fact that the guy's blue speedo is skimpier than any of the beach babes' bikinis.

The girls shimmying and shaking while simultaneously bent over the Honda.

The occasional close-ups of the girls shaking their breasts (I mean dancing).

You know, that guy in the blue speedo really bugs me - especially the way he dances. On the other hand, I really dig the chick in the plaid bikini.

At around the 2:00 mark did you see Speedo Boy doing a handstand so he could check out Zebra-Stripe Bikini Girl's crotch?

Is it just me or is the video's opening and closing scenes (with the three bathing suit wearing guys riding their Hondas in formation) vaguely reminiscent of soft-core gay porn? Not that I've ever seen soft-core gay porn, but it's how I imagine it to be. Not that I spend much time imagining gay porn - uh never mind, let's drop the whole gay porn thing, shall we?

Apparently girls really dig Hondas. Maybe if I drove a Honda Super Cub when I was a teenager I would have had more luck with perky beach babes. I wonder if Kim would let me get one now?

Who says the early 60's were so innocent?


  1. A post about Neil Sedaka followed by an obsessive one about someone's blue speedos.

    Hmmmmmmmm .......

    H*'s H*r* H*'s Qu**r, g*t ov*r it.

    Anyone wanna buy a vowel ??

  2. Let's see, I think I'll take an "A". Hmmm, that doesn't make any sense.

  3. Bic, I forgot to mention it, but Kim seems to think that Bobby Vee looks like a combination of you and Patrick Swayze. Perhaps he's yet another one of your famous relatives? Personally, I don't see the resemblance (although I'll admit he does bare a resemblance to Mr. Swayze). I do recall that you used to wear a blue speedo like the extra in the video, however.