Saturday, February 27, 2010

Philly Spectrum Around 1980. The Kinks Apeman.

Here's a group I saw back in the day in Philly at the Spectrum. The Kinks. It was probably 1980 or 1981. This is the song Apeman.

At 28 seconds in they show the profile of a person in an Ape mask. At first I was all, "Is that a real person?" Then I realized it was a mask.

15 comments:

T-Ro said...

"I don't feel safe in this world no more
I don't want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
And make like an ape man."

Dr Zibbs said...

That's right T-Ro. That's right.

But did you see that ape mask??

westchesterdead said...

Muswell Hillbillies. The Kinks' answer to the Stones' Exile on Main Street. No apes were harmed in the making of that record.

T-Ro said...

Oh, I saw it.
It went by in the blink of eye
just like us apes that just appeared from the sky
I don't know what it is and I don't know why
but, I am an apeman

Chemgeek said...

I don't think that was a mask. I think it was an actual ape. A well behaved ape, but a real ape nonetheless.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Haha! That WAS a little creepy! Pretty authentic mask, too! Thanks for the nostalgic journey back in time!

Dr Zibbs said...

Anything Fits - That is a pretty good mask for back then.

affenage said...

I think I saw this show but up near Union College in NY. The year sounds right. I don't remember the ape though. Then again I don't remember the rest of the show either. I do remember the drive up from my college in NJ, I remember getting high on the NYS thruway and then... that's all I remember. Great show! Too bad I can't remember...

Dr Zibbs said...

Affenage - me too. I remember nothing.

diane said...

OMG, I went to sooooo many concerts about that time, but don't remember any of them. It's a plague.

That was not a mask, but some poor deformed ape man.

Dominica said...

The Kinks ! Im SO jealous right now ! I was born too late, at least a decade !
...
It looked real, but I guess it was a mask or a heavily drugged ape :-)

Dr Zibbs said...

Dominica - you've got to rub it in don't you?

Debbie said...

Real vs. mask. Too close to make the call.

Dr Zibbs said...

Debbie - Yeah. The more I look at it I think it was a hybrid.

JenJen said...

sayin' hi.