Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hee Haw - Conway Twitty

I never understood "Hee Haw" growing up. Was it like the Lawrence Welk show for rednecks and hicks? Were they really singing live or was it like American bandstand? I know it might sound boring that there were only 4 chanels are not much on after Johnny Carson, but something seems cool about pre-cable television. I did love this performance by Conway Twitty that Family Guy used in an episode this season so they would not have to come up with 3 minutes of dialogue.

Check out Twitty's hair. It's like a cross between Mel Kiper Jr.'s and Dracula. The giant lapels are great, and the all blue suits are really crisp looking. Maybe this is what modern country is missing: a male singer who isn't ruggedly handsome and does NOT wear a frickin' cowboy hat. Fantastic.

For the record, I don't like modern country music.


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