Blacksmith Song – Spike Jones (extra on Seven Keys to Baldpate DVD). [Category: Hollywood]

Let me first just say that I didn’t need to see Spike Jones with his shirt off. Now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest (insert drum riff here), let me just say that a pantomime horse is a great addition to this soundie, especially when he starts singing. Which is a good thing, as the song is one of Spike Jone’s weaker efforts. This is a wonderfully weird short, though.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

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