Friday, March 26, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Cheech & Chong
Song:Earache My Eye
Album:Cheech & Chong's Greatest Hit
Cheech & Chong were probably the most popular comedy act of the 70s. They were mostly an album group but they had a few hit singles including the 1974 top ten hit Earache My Eye. Richard "Cheech" Marin was born July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles. Tommy Chong was born May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, AB. They met in Vancouver in 1967. Chong was in a band and Marin was evading the draft. They moved to Los Angeles and started working as a duo in 1969 after Chong's improvisational group City Works disbanded. They started as a musical act but then based their act around pot induced spacy comedy routines. They signed with Ode Records and their 1971 debut album was a huge success. They occasionally reached the pop charts with songs like Basketball Jones. Earache My Eye reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974. It's supposed to be a spoof of the glam rock scene at the time with Marin running around in a tutu as Alice Bowie. Gaye Delorme wrote the music and played guitar on Earache My Eye. Cheech & Chong knew him from Vancouver and he worked frequently with them. This comp is a good intro to Cheech & Chong. Of course they went on to make some very successful films and Marin has been a very successful actor for years. They do reunite periodically but Cheech & Chong haven't recorded since 1985. Here's Cheech & Chong performing Earache My Eye 1978.