5th April 2007

TanzPartei Freak Out, mit Cindy und Bert

We’ve got Mr. Bali Hai to blame for this one:

1971, Cindy und Bert sing “Der Hund von Baskerville”

German singing sensation duo Cindy und Bert sing a song about the Shelock Holmes story “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” in German, to the tune of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.” German youth dance, morosely. An utterly un-houndlike dog yawns. Cindy und Bert sing with all the fiery passion that might go into ordering a bowl of potato soup. The camera tries, valiantly but unsuccesfully, to perk the scene up with some violent zooms in and out of the “Hits-a-Go-Go” logo.

I’d never heard of Cindy und Bert, but apparently they were all the rage in Germany and the Netherlands in the ’70s. Just so you don’t think they were all doom & gloom, here’s a much perkier Cindy und Bert, in 1973.

There are currently 2 responses to “TanzPartei Freak Out, mit Cindy und Bert”

  1. 1 On April 5th, 2007, MrBaliHai said:

    We’ve got Mr. Bali Hai to blame for this one

    Blame the Cartoonist and orangeguru you mean, they’re the ones who keep sending me these schrecklich videos in the first place.

    Which reminds me, I have one more terrible clip to share; it involves Lederhosen, potato salad, and shoe slapping.

    Be afraid.

  2. 2 On April 5th, 2007, Humu's Brother: Booby said:

    Yet another demonstration of the joy and peaceful inter-connectedness brought to mankind through tasteful use of that great universal language of mankind : “The Dance Idiom” HUZZAH!