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Culture? The Knobz – 1980

Culture?

The Knobz – 1980

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In the tradition of novelty songs, ‘Culture?’ was catchy to the point of contagion. Fuelled by carnival keyboards, it was The Knobz response to Prime Minister Rob Muldoon’s refusal to lift a 40% sales tax on recorded music (instituted by Labour in 1975) — and his typically blunt verdict on the cultural merits of pop music (“horrible”). The giddy, hyperactive video comes complete with Muldoon impersonator (Danny Faye) and casts the band as the song’s “Beehive Boys” (who, like the PM, apparently couldn’t do a real job like “being upfront with The Knobz”).

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Tony Holden

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Danny Faye

As: Danny Faye