Song of the day: Hush – "Bony Moronie"

September 16, 2009

Here are the princes of Australian glam, Hush, with their take on “Bony Moronie” (1975):


And here’s the original by Larry Williams from 1957:


Hush’s “Bony Moronie” was an Australian number 1 hit (their only one) in September 1975. Go, glam!

Hush had the glam thing going on in spades – they had spandex, pyrotechnics, and dangerously high platform boots. And it was a whole heap o’ fun. I mean, who couldn’t love a band that looked like this?

Although they had their biggest hits with covers (“Bony Moronie” and The Dave Clark Five‘s “Glad All Over“), they did write their own stuff. Here’s one of their originals, “Rough Tough ‘N’ Ready” (1975):


Which reminds me of this:


Want to see Hush in action? Here they are in all their televisual glory with “C’mon We’re Taking Over” (1974):

Love it.

Update (18 September 2009): I’ve just found the video for “Bony Moronie” performed by Hush on Countdown:

Love it even more.