Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Red We Want Is The Red We Got

Well !!
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends... or something like that.

This supposed hilarious and satiric tune is a different take on Peter Scott Peters' American original and was released the same year in 1961 on Oriole Records. The lyrics promote a life underground hiding after an atomic disater.
Brothers Mike and Bernie Winters were born Mike and Bernie Weinstein in North London in the UK in 1930 and 1933 respectively. During World War II the brothers served in the Canadian Army Show Unit where they honed their act. In 1955 the duo made their first television appearance on the BBC's 'Variety Parade' and shortly thereafter did a TV series titled '6.5 Special' which they appeared on until 1958. In 1962 the team appeared on ITV's 'Sunday Night At The Paladium' , from 1963 to 1965 they starred on the 'Big Night Out.' They followed this success with sketch shows such as the 'Mike And BernieWinter's Show.'
In 1978 the act broke up in acrimony with Mike moving to the U.S. where he still lives today and Bernie continued with Thames Television where he starred in a supposedly popular series titled 'Bernie.' starring alongside his St.Bernard dog 'Schnorbitz' who was probably the more popular of the pair at that time !
In 1991 Bernie Winters died of cancer.

Mike & Bernie Winters - Fallout Shelter

This track can be found on Germany's Bear Family's Records 5 CD Set 'Atomic Platters' featuring over 100 tracks which was released in August 2005.

I'm not scared
I'm prepared
We'll be spared
20 megatons is the size of the boom
And if they let it go, I'll feel no doom
Let the cats run about, helter-skelter
I'm gonna, live, live, live in my fallout shelter
I'm not scared
I'm petrified
We'll be spared
So if you want to be full of confidence
Get survival jazz and civil defense
You'll live like a king in your fallout pad
'Till the all clear sounds, we're swingin', dad
We're swingin', dad
So what?

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