And here’s another very well-edited compilation of Lawrence Welk video with a rock song. As it happens, both today’s song by the Velvet Underground and yesterday’s by The Dandy Warhols are about being a junkie.
While I’m guessing that this is because the humor factor is greater in matching the square Welk with music about the drug culture, it seems strangely appropriate. I remember Welk’s show from my youth because my mom always turned it on and I could never get over the weird, fake smiles of the dancers and singers. Add in the fact that the show was relentlessly sponsored by Geritol, and the drug association is hilarious.