Monday, March 19, 2007

Rollin', rollin', rollin'

Back in 1938, The Terror of Tiny Town was released. It has the distinction of being the only Western ever filmed with an all-midget cast. Shetland ponies, walking under saloon doors... wah-hah-hacky!

Thing is, it's not really all its rep would suggest. You get used to the smaller scale, and it's not particularly bad - Mystery Science Theater 3000 turned it down more than once. It's just boring.

Something the Dead Kennedys never were. Fronted by Jello Biafra (who came in 4th out of 10 people when he ran for mayor of San Francisco in 1979 under the slogan "There's always room for J-E-L-L-O"), they were one of the key hardcore punk bands of the West Coast in the early '80s. They wrote classics like "California Uber Alles" and "Holiday in Cambodia," and had their fair share of swell covers besides.

Enough rambling. Here's some Tiny Town footage set to the DK's version of "Rawhide." In A. Good country key.

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