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Clap your tits for Bob Log III
08.23.2010
11:41 pm
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I’m new to Bob Log III but I’m catching up. Bob plays a mean slide guitar while singing dirty ass songs through a telephone receiver glued inside of a motorcycle helmet. He also accompanies himself on kick drum and hi-hat cymbals. His set list includes crowd pleasers like Big Ass Hard On, Wag Your Tail Like a Dog In The Back Of A Truck, Clap Your Tits, I Want Your Shit On My Leg and his big hit Boob Scotch. While a cult item in the States, Bob is huge in Japan… I’m not kidding.

Once you get past the shock appeal of his song titles and stage show, the fact is, Log is a mighty fine slide guitarist who’s earned the respect of other musicians, including Tom Waits who describes Mr. Log thusly:

With his foul-mouthed humor and grimy blues vibe, he reminds me of a cross between The Fugs and Captain Beefheart with some R.L. Burnside thrown in.

And then there’s this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He’s this little kid — nobody ever knows how old he is — wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can’t see his face, and plays slide guitar. It’s just the loudest strangest stuff you’ve ever heard. You don’t understand one word he’s saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That’s what I aspire to basically.

Here’s a few clips of Bob Log III in action.
 

 

 
Bob Log, superstar in Japan.

Posted by Marc Campbell
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08.23.2010
11:41 pm
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