It's long been one of my favorite tunes. I installed it for my wake up alarm.
Hand me down my walkin' cane Hand me down my hat Hurry now and don't be late 'Cause we ain't got time to chat You and me we're goin' out To catch the latest sound Guaranteed to blow your mind So high you won't come down Hey ya'll prepare yourself for the rubberband man You've never heard a sound Like the rubberband man You're bound to lose control When the rubberband starts to jam Oh boy, this dude is outta sight! Everything he does seems to come out right Once I went to hear them play At a club outside of town I was so surprised I was hypnotized By the sound this cat put down When I saw this short fat guy Stretch a band between his toes Hey, I laughed so hard 'Cause the man got down When he finally reached his goal
I love this song and I bought it, and then I heard an extended version of the Song. I was listening to the radio and I heard other verses and new musical parts. I was able to find it on Amazon Rubberband Man. It's not remastered and this one is remastered so one really needs both as this song is just the greatest.
This tune has a great beat and is in the Can't Sit Down category of Rock n Roll music. But the reason this one gets 5 Stars is that it is LOL funny. The lyrics are riotous, clever and totally off the wall. It is the same league as Los Lobos rendition of I Want To Be You (The Monkey Song), and a country cross over from the 60's, Haunted House. One of the timeless features of Rock n Roll is the humor in some of the tracks. Dance, Don't Worry Be Happy, and ENJOY.
It was their last great hit, and a hit it was. I remember it being played on the radio for at least a half year, and every dance club played it regularly. Yeah, it does bring back some wonderful memories.