Best of the Statlers

I don’t know how many of you know who the Statler Brothers are, but, they were mentioned a couple of times in comments to a post I had here yesterday.

For those that don’t know, they are one of the biggest country music acts of all time. Or were. “America’s Poets” called it quits in 2002. But, along the way, they had some songs that even people who don’t like country music (like me) might know.

In the comments to a post I wrote yesterday, Burmashave and Keln both thought about the Statler’s song, Flowers On The Wall — the group’s first hit.

That got me to thinking, though. Having worked in radio back in the 1970s, including at a country music station, I am very familiar with the Statlers. So, if there’s anything the Statlers did that could make me think of Obama, it’s not one of their songs. Not really. It’s a group of them.

You see, the Statlers had an alter-ego band: Lester “Roadhog” Moran And His Cadillac Cowboys. It was part of a comedy act they came up with for a bit on an album they did. Lester and the Boys, bless their hearts, were a no-talent band that had no idea just how bad they were. They had no business trying to make music.

And that’s what I think of when I think of Obama. He’s got no talent, no ability, and he thinks he’s doing a great job.

The Statler Brothers and their studio musicians, according to an interview I heard them do, had to try extremely hard to play that bad.

Obama? He doesn’t have to work hard to do a bad job. Just comes natural for him.

UPDATE (from Harvey):

Here’s Les & the Boys. Freakin’ hilarious(ly awful):

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  1. I love the Statler Brothers and still find myself humming ‘Do you know you are my sunshine?’
    But, I never listened to Lester and the Cadillac Cowboys. I was too busy with

    Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys!


  2. Love the Statlers.
    But an alternate cure for Obamanation is to deport him to Iran and see if he screw them uo the way he has us. With him in charge of their nuclear program, they would no longer exist after the first year.


  3. i hate country “music” with every fiber of my being, but the Statler Bros have a special place in my heart with all their music thanks to lester.



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