The Beat Train: “Top Five Absolutely Insane Buttshakin’ Dance-Floor Killers by Cool Cats You May Have Mistaken for Squares”
1_Elvis Presley, “Rubberneckin’ ”
2_Tom Jones, “Chills and Fever”
3_The Banana Splits, “Doin’ the Banana Split”
4_Chubby Checker, “Karate Monkey”
When I met Don Lennon three years ago, he sat across a table from me for nearly an hour and hardly cracked a smile. Perusing the few press photos that exist of the guy, one would be forgiven for wondering whether he’s ever smiled at all. Which is why it’s amusing that Routine (Martin Philip), the fourth solo album from the erstwhile Bostonian — you may remember him from The Umpteens, but probably don’t — is so preoccupied with comedy.