Saturday, July 26, 2014

One Night In Fuquay

[An email to my brother, off to Fuquay Varina to look at a riding lawnmower]

This reminded me of the "One Night in Fuquay" parody from my youth.  Derived from the contemporary "One Night in Bangkok", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9mwELXPGbA.

My memory is that the lyrics included "One night in Fuquay and the rednecks get you".   But I get a grand total of three Google hits:

A comment here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/18/968231/-80s-new-wave#

   The part I remember goes...

   One night in Fuquay makes your brain cells crumble
   Drinkin' beer and wasting electricity
   Watching Dukes of Hazzard on black and white TV

A note here: http://relocatetriangle.typepad.com/relocate_triangle/2007/01/the_triangle_is.html

   Back in the 1980s when “One Night in Bangkok” was a hit, a local radio station did a parody titled “One Night In Fuquay” that made fun of its small size and lack of nightlife.  

And a comment here: http://www.freethought-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=856065

   Back in the 80s, a Raleigh DJ team did a parody of One Night In Bangkok called One Night In Fuquay. "I can feel a redneck walking next to me."   

I wonder if that song is lost to posterity.  Seems a bit of a shame.

4 comments:

  1. Let's see how long it takes a google search to find this post...

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  2. Time flies, doesn't seem a minute
    since Fuquay Varina had a hyphen in it.
    Hey guys, don't you know, when you name a town
    you use one word, not two
    Not Siler City, or Spivey's Corner, or Lizard Lick, or Your Place

    One night in Fuquay makes your brain cells crumble
    Ain't nothing going on to do or see
    There's only one way to spend an evening
    Drinking beer and wasting electricity
    Watching Dukes of Hazzard on black and white TV

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  3. I have been searching for that song!!! I grew up in Durham!







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  4. "I can feel a redneck walking next to me."

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