So I was poking around at one of my favorite blogs Ummmm yesterday and the topic was records. Actual stacks-o-wax albums. Being of the correct demographic, I commented about how I was owner of all sorts of Osmond, Partridge, Cassidy and Sherman chestnuts. In retrospect, I would have to say that by the time I was nine, I had amassed a pretty impressive collection of audio cheese. Thinking about my album collection brought me back to the time when I was listening to The Osmond Brothers Crazy Horses in my room and I got inspired to see what would happen if I baked crayon shavings and clay in the EZ Bake oven. My father got one whiff of melting wax and he snipped the cord, without benefit of Rabbinical supervision.
All this childhood nostalgia got me thinking; was there any video of the Osmond Brothers performing (what was) my favorite O-Bros song, Crazy Horses? Crazy Horses was the Osmond's best attempt at rocking out. And while it was certainly heavier than the content on "To You With Love, Donny", it was heavy in an Osmond way. Your grandmother would still probably like it.
Well damned if I don't love the digital age, because seek and ye shall find. Here it is in all its absurd glory. I still remembered which brother was which and I'm pretty sure that the lead singer on this track was Jay. Jay had an unusual dance style that I don't recall ever seeing before. Perhaps the last time that I saw them perform this, I was not sophisticated enough to know that the Funky Chicken was an inappropriate choice of dance move for this song, or any other. Just because the song has synthesized horse noises in it, does not require you to bring the barnyard on stage, Jay.
Anyway, check this out. I got a huge charge out of it. If you are somewhere north of your late 30's you might pee yourself laughing, I suggest strapping on a Depends before viewing. If you are under 30, you'll probably just shake your head in disbelief and wonder what you can do to widen the generation gap, because you old people are freaks.