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Loose Bruce Kerr's Parody/Original Song Podcast

Loose Bruce Kerr's original & parody/satire podcast site for Bruce's latest & legacy audio MP3s and video MP4 performances, videos always with live vocal (& guitar, if used) against Bruce's background tracks recorded by him 1 vocal and 1 instrument at a time, to produce a finished song and/or video.

Aug 11, 2006

"IN-A-GA-DA-DA-VIDA POLKA," a combination parody by "Loose Bruce" Kerr, as featured on the Dr. Demento and Jim Bohannon syndicated radio shows, combines Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" with the 1968 drum solo hit song by Iron Butterfly, "IN-A-GA-DA-DA-VI-DA" and an added accordian unfortunately turns it into a nightmarish polka. In this fantasy parody, as the 60's start to come back in the form of flared jeans, black lights, lava lamps, etc., the added accordian somehow kidnaps the 60's rock sound and morphs it into a polka. Oh, the humanity. Ah, you can never go home again. Bruce laid down the instruments and vocals, one at a time, then brought in a female accordian player who was the local accordian society's president who'd not only never heard "IN-A-GA-DA-DA-VI-DA," she had somehow evaded hearing Ricky Martin's constant anthem, the beach song of a recent summer. Lawrence Welk may have been her last influence. This picture is Bruce in 1968 when he was in a rock band at the U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the Byzantine Empire, who opened for the Iron Butterfly in Chicago in 1968 as their psychedelic era hit was hitting the top of the charts. Sit back, crank up this double-parody, and take comfort that the story of this song will never truly exist to hurt us. Trust me. Rock does not have a polka phase ahead. If it were to, all boomers would pick a night to commit mass mutual suicide together. Holding hands and swaying while Judy Collins sings Joni Mitchell's, "Both Sides Now." Bruce is an attorney with Sun Microsystems in California's Silicon Valley. email: