Canuck Audio Mart Hifi and Audio ForumCanuck Audio Mart Hifi and Audio Forum
It is currently Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:36 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Popcorn by Hot Butter
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Posts: 72
Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA
Anyone else listen to this song regularly besides me?

I remember hearing this song on the car radio when my friends dad drove us to our kids tournament league hockey back around 1970. Still like it!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:12 pm
Posts: 514
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
still have the 45 !!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:45 pm
Posts: 18112
Location: Peterborough, ON, CA
I have had an historical love/hate relationship with Popcorn...when I first heard it on radio...I remember kinda liking it (I would have been 10 years old)...a real "earworm" it was...then my mom got me 22 Explosive Hits (vol. 2)...it served as a springboard to my 10 year olds rock n roll appreciation...Layla was the coolest...Popcorn...not so much...now...when it comes on satellite radio or in the grocery store...I smile...again...

_________________
“This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head.”


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:37 pm
Posts: 2489
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
I heard it many times as a kid on AM radio. Then a few months ago I heard it in stereo maybe for the first time. It's actually a well engineered and produced song and a pretty catchy tune. it reminds me of the drive in theme song "Let's all go to the lobby"





https://i.makeagif.com/media/5-20-2015/L7yow9.mp4

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:45 pm
Posts: 18112
Location: Peterborough, ON, CA
...BTW...not to be nit-picky...but it was released in 1972... :D

_________________
“This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head.”


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:55 pm
Posts: 2144
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Little trivia…it was first composed and recorded in 1969 by Gershon Kingsley. Rerecorded in 1971 by Kingsley and his First Moog Quartet band. Then redone in 1972 by Hot Butter to which it became a pop hit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popcorn_(instrumental)

Kingsley’s version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc

Digital Doc. Funny you relate the song to a hockey tournament, those are the same memories I have of the song. :lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:12 pm
Posts: 514
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
yup ...


Attachments:
20171215_075715_HDR_resized.jpg
20171215_075715_HDR_resized.jpg [ 399.97 KiB | Viewed 720 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Posts: 72
Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA
sthomas1049 wrote:
Little trivia…it was first composed and recorded in 1969 by Gershon Kingsley. Rerecorded in 1971 by Kingsley and his First Moog Quartet band. Then redone in 1972 by Hot Butter to which it became a pop hit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popcorn_(instrumental)

Kingsley’s version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc

Digital Doc. Funny you relate the song to a hockey tournament, those are the same memories I have of the song. :lol:


Tournament league hockey, I believe is what it is called, not a specific hockey tournament. Oh Yeah we had a good team back then, didn't lose very often and won our division title a few times. We even won the city championship one year. The coach however usually played is five favorite players and the rest of us were bench warmers for the most part. I anchored center on the third line.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:46 pm
Posts: 53
Location: Guelph, ON, CA
For me, this tune was in the same category as " Kung Fu Fighting " and " Who let the Dogs Out " and " Midnight at The Oasis "

:twisted:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:31 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:12 pm
Posts: 514
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
who can forget
Turning Japanese by the Vapours


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:45 pm
Posts: 18112
Location: Peterborough, ON, CA
warhorse wrote:
who can forget
Turning Japanese by the Vapours


moi...but thanks for reminding me... :D

_________________
“This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head.”


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:12 pm
Posts: 514
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
we did have a lot of one hit "whatevers" back in the day


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:55 pm
Posts: 2144
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Digital Doc wrote:
sthomas1049 wrote:
Little trivia…it was first composed and recorded in 1969 by Gershon Kingsley. Rerecorded in 1971 by Kingsley and his First Moog Quartet band. Then redone in 1972 by Hot Butter to which it became a pop hit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popcorn_(instrumental)

Kingsley’s version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSRCemf2JHc

Digital Doc. Funny you relate the song to a hockey tournament, those are the same memories I have of the song. :lol:


Tournament league hockey, I believe is what it is called, not a specific hockey tournament. Oh Yeah we had a good team back then, didn't lose very often and won our division title a few times. We even won the city championship one year. The coach however usually played is five favorite players and the rest of us were bench warmers for the most part. I anchored center on the third line.


Can’t remember my age (maybe around 10, 11), but remember our team sponsor “Helen Blakely Flowers” (which I just found out is still in business). Brunt of many jokes from the league. But despite our girlish name we kicked a$$ and won our division. Flower Power!! Remember a promotional game against another league on an Olympic sized rink. Took us wee sprogs a good 5 minutes to get from one goal line to the other! :lol:

That year I scored a hat trick and shutout within the same game. Our goalie was late so I opted to play net without the goalie equipment! Goalie finally showed up and I went on to score a hat trick! Dem’s braggin’ rights for a 10(ish) year old! 8)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:18 pm
Posts: 471
Location: Thornhill, ON, CA
How about Kung Fu Fighting? Lots of shitty pop music back then.

As a curiosity, I can play the entire Popcorn song by clapping cupped hands in front of my mouth. Been doing it since I was a kid. Multi-faceted talent I possess.

Maybe I'll put it on Youtube.

_________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
No matter how much water you can soak up with a sponge, you can always break a window with a hammer!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:34 am
Posts: 694
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Stan Free of Hot butter fame was a member of Gershwin Kingsley's Moog quartet and after performing Popcorn he just had to cover it and add his own spin to it with his "Hot Butter" band. To say the least Hot Butter's version was the most successful version and I can think of over 10 different cover versions of Popcorn. Even Gershon Kingsley recorded 3 versions of Popcorn! Such a great litttle tune!

_________________
¿lɐɯɹou ǝq ʎɥʍ


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group