JOE COCKER Translated

This is a riot.




  • Trustar
    April 3, 2009 - 00:15 | Permalink

    Excellent post Willard. It was a wobbly trip down memory lane.

    Thanks for sharing.


  • Pants Elk
    April 3, 2009 - 00:57 | Permalink

    Yeah, it's a funny idea, but the sheer power of his performance ultimately overwhelms the joke. What a guy.

  • Art Ducko
    April 3, 2009 - 04:48 | Permalink

    A fine example of authentic hippie gibberish. Somewhere John Belushi is laughing his ass off.

  • Anonymous
    April 3, 2009 - 19:32 | Permalink

    Ta, I needed a laff tonight, crap day.
    thanks willard

  • redsock
    April 4, 2009 - 03:18 | Permalink



  • Anonymous
    April 4, 2009 - 04:50 | Permalink

    hilarious! like ray charles on acid.

  • boboquisp
    April 4, 2009 - 16:37 | Permalink

    One of the all-time gut-wrenching, soul baring performances. Maybe THE most! Doesn't matter if he even uses words in the song, it's great!
    Thanks, Willard. bbq

  • Pants Elk
    April 5, 2009 - 12:25 | Permalink

    "A fine example of authentic hippie gibberish"
    YEAH! So much better than all that fake hippie gibberish we've been getting since people forgot how to tie-dye.

  • Art Ducko
    April 6, 2009 - 04:03 | Permalink

    Well, they did say not to take the brown acid…

  • Anonymous
    April 6, 2009 - 06:46 | Permalink

    I put on my headphones and sat down and started to watch this. Unfortunately, I was also drinking a glass of water. At first- no problem- I was just digging the music. Then I started to chuckle. And gag. And then choke. But I couldn't stop laughing. Or swallow. And I couldn't hold it any longer and I spewed water out my mouth AND my nose! All over me and my screen. And I was still laughing! This video is funny. AND dangerous……

    Lighten up. Laugh at yourself. Laugh at Joe! Laugh.

  • Pants Elk
    April 6, 2009 - 07:14 | Permalink

    Misheard lyrics have been a staple of local radio jocks since the dawn of time, and this is a nice variation on an old theme for the YouTube generation. What surprised me was how, once I'd "got" it, Joe's performance just eclipsed the joke. Back in the day, his performance was appreciated both for its spastic over-the-top grand guignol AND the heartfelt outpouring of soul that caused it. Everybody could (and did) do an impression of Joe after seeing Woodstock. It didn't matter then, and it doesn't now. An extraordinary performer.
    (Oh, and internet exhortations to "lighten up" are always welcome. LOL. ROFL.)

  • Capt. Willard
    April 6, 2009 - 07:17 | Permalink

    Glad you survived to get that important point across. Cocker's Woodstock performance is legenday. We've all heard it a hundred times and it's wonderful, powerful and unmatched. But, breaking down what it sounds like Joe's actually singing is a hoot, and the video makers did a fine job of illustrating the madness. Thanks for all the comments.

  • Brent
    April 16, 2009 - 06:20 | Permalink

    I will never listen to Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends" normally again. Wonder Bread, Fred Flintstone in leather and Jesus Christ wearing a red turban – those images are forever imprinted in my mind and will bring a inside chuckle whenever I hear this song again!

  • Dan
    April 29, 2009 - 15:32 | Permalink

    Oh man…that was beyond hilarious!
    Whew! I haven't laughed like that in a long time.

    I'd love to get a full screen version of that to keep.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Anonymous
    December 3, 2009 - 19:37 | Permalink

    Absolutely hilarious, great job! THANKS!

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