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Rubber Biscuit - The Chips and The Blues Brothers

Legbamel Not-Pop

In keeping with the cover song theme for this weekend, I thought I'd share on of my favorite nonsense songs, both the original Rubber Biscuit from The Chips and the ever-so-much-better version made famous by The Blues Brothers.

I cannot watch Dan Ackroyd without hearing this song and wishing that John Belushi were still performing with him. The pair had a chemistry that crackled and fizzed on every song and that made their covers things of beauty to hear, even when they were as goofy as Rubber Biscuit. While you can still enjoy the fruits of Ackroyd's abiding love of the blues at The House of Blues, you just don't get that frisson from his performances any more. At least you can listen to the old recordings and watch the first Blues Brothers movie.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Beth says:

    Hi there. Thanks for this blog -- fun stuff.

    I was especially glad to see you have the original Chips 'Rubber Biscuit' recording on your site. I've been listening to the Blues Brothers 'Briefcase ..." album on my iPod a lot lately (helps me focus at work) and I listen to Rubber Biscuit over and over because it's so darned entertaining and I just wonder how Dan A. ever managed to say all those nonsense words over and over so quickly? Anyway, I wanted to know what the original sounded like and I found it here--thanks!

  2. legbamel says:

    Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed it! I like the Blues Brothers version better but perhaps that's because it is the one I know best. Dan Akroyd is an amazing talent!

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