Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Amazing Long-Lost Bongwater Video for "The Power of Pussy" Lives!

asdfasdlfjasdfl;kfThe video for "The Power of Pussy," the classic Bongwater song (with B-52s frontman Fred Schneider singing backup!), had a budget of "$1000 and $600 of that went to Ann [Magnuson]'s hair and make-up, with the remainder going to pizza and videotape stock." And: "Ann threw a big party to premiere the video and it was the first time I was ever in Los Angeles. There were tons of TV and movie stars there (Albert Brooks, Richard Lewis), rockstars (members of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone) Russ Meyer actress Kitten Natividad and even Simpson's creator Matt Groening, who asked me for a copy for his personal collection, which was a thrill." DREAMY. It's after the jump, because the video's still is a drawing of a bunch of penises and a few of you have jobs!

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Art Yucko (#1,321)

#Anything But Love Flashbacks

KarenUhOh (#19)

You said "Fishbone Russ Meyer."

That, even tongue-in-cheek, 60% of the video's budget "went to Ann [Magnuson]'s hair and make-up" is testament to the power of pussy. Amen, Halleleujia.

Dan Kois (#646)

HOLY SHIT

I KNOW. Let's watch it again and talk on the phone while we're watching it and pretend it's 1991!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

*better be a land-line

Tablefornone (#3,264)

I love you, Richard Metzger!

Joe Gallagher (#4,773)

What are you talking about, long lost? This video has been blowing my mind on the weekly via Youtube since fall of '08. So hypnotic: "Pussyyyyyyyyyyyyyy."

City_Dater (#2,500)

Bongwater!!! Must go home and find old cassette tapes and something to play them on (in?) immediately!

Thank you for the bestest flashback (to a completely weird time) ever.

oudemia (#177)

Oh, Bongwater, I love you. I'll just be over here fucking and shopping and fucking and shopping and fucking and shopping and fucking and shopping.

NinetyNine (#98)

I always thought this song was called "Fuck You Cosmopolitan"

M L (#5,814)

Someone should write a book about Kramer (from Bongwater) because that guy has some stories to tell, especially about the tragic demise of this band. I still have the Shimmy Disc video compilation VHS with Power Of Pussy and some Pod-era Ween and other less-known NY junk bands. I still listen to Bongwater pretty often (stuck in my teens) but it's been years since I've seen this.

jbsquare (#793)

this is a good excuse for me to post link of bongwater live on tv with special guests bob weir and screamin jay hawkins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7mleSvxWqc&

Kakapo (#2,312)

Thank you! I had forgotten they'd ever existed. Now to dig up my old copy of DOUBLE BUMMER.

BoHan (#29)

Ann Magnuson is the Goddess of Fucking Everything. "Making Mr. Right"? Fuck yes. Some of your female LA writers really need to take notes.

ShanghaiLil (#260)

God, I wish I was really high right now.

M L (#5,814)

Welcome to life

Ann is a funny and lovely gal. Lives in a house built by Richard Neutra in, I think, Silverlake. It's a loss for New York not to have her around.

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