Monday, August 1, 2011

Music Monday: Beating the Business

Good morning my loves!

I have something very special for you! Yes I do!

In order to celebrate my sexy sashay back into the workforce I have a fun little ditty (and definitely not the original video).

This song was written by a guy called Randy Bachman. You might remember him as a member of The Guess Who.

Anyways, Bachman based this song on a recording technician who worked with his band. Some lyrics, "take the 8:15 into the city" and the song's title "White Collared Worker", for example, were born purely because of Bachman's muse. This specific technician took an 8:15 train to get to work and wore the standard uniform of audio technicians - a white collared shirt.

When Bachman first played his new song for the lead singer of The Guess Who, Burton Cummings, he did not receive positive reinforcement. Instead, Burton stated that the band would never play the song and insisted that he was ashamed of Bachman (it seems that the first guitar riff of the song was awfully similar to The Beatles "Paperback Writer").

Cummings was scared of getting sued, and swore it would never be played. Bachman still wanted his song played.

To make a long story short, an ironic twist of fate gave Bachman the opportunity to sing his "White Collared Worker" on stage with his second band, a little group called B.T.O.

Bachman exchanged the previous "White Collared Worker" title with "Taking Care of Business", a catchphrase of a DJ he had heard over the radio. The disputed guitar riff was revised, and "Taking Care of Business" was born.

Enjoy this saucy little version of B.T.O.'s "Taking Care of Business"! I hope it ramps up your Monday!

I'll never look at mopping the same way. Hoover, anyone?

What do you do to spice up your housework?

Done my first day,


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