Thursday, August 03, 2006

Annoying questions you can't answer

Even more annoying than having the latest Shakiraguilera song stuck in your head (what are you doing listening to FM anyway?) is the inability to recall a song that you know you know, or at least ought to know from your youth (you almost certainly were listening to new FM).

It's annoying on two fronts. First, you can't remember it. Second, what if you're wrong? How will you ever know? Confirming that something doesn't exist is a whole lot harder than confirming that it does.

That said, I'd like to help out Cheezy, a Brit-blogger with an interest in kiwiana. Cheezy recalls a song, Buzz Off, about which he thinks he knows a few things but can not yet confirm it's existence.

He knows it was sung by a Maori duo and that it ended with the line "buzz off". He thinks it was around about 1982 and was on a talent show of some sort (now they were tragic). What Cheezy wants, and what I now want too, is to recall the details and lyrics thereby restoring his/my claim to kiwiana pop-culture expertise.

Help!

6 comments:

Dave said...

It wouldn't have been a cover of Joe Perry's "Buzz Buzz", would it? Those early 80s talent shows often used covers rather than orginal music and the timeframe is about right . . .
http://www.song-teksten.com/song_lyrics/joe_perry_project/i_ve_got_the_rock_n_rolls_again/buzz_buzz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joe_Perry_Project

crasster said...

Sorry, have no idea. I remember the competitions Cheezy is referring to. Remember Derek Metzger and Tina Cross?

crasster said...

I posted a link to a sixties duo called Lou and Simon. Go here to see more information. Draw-backs: too early; only one is Maori; no trace of having sung any song about Buzz anything!

backin15 said...

This is promising indeed. Two options. Confirmation can only really come from Cheezy himself. I wonder how we'll achieve this?

Cheezy said...

Thanks a lot for trying, mateys. I don't think we've hit paydirt though. Am seriously considering contacting some 'old stager' at TVNZ now... if any still exist after its numerous purges.

PS: I remember Derek Metzger too!... How about I lay another one on you: Brendan Beleski, anyone?

backin15 said...

I've never heard of him - interestingly someone's googled him and ended up visting here; perhaps they could assist?