Sunday, December 28, 2008

Play That Funky Music

In 1977 Summer, Mong Kok Hi Fi shops were my best places to kill the times after my study...At that time Ai Yee, Mong Kok Fi Fi, Bo Sum, Bo Shum, Mak See were the shops that I used to visit.

(after 32 years, we still have Mak See, and Ah Yee) Mong Kok Hi Fi had closed the shop in 2007!

At that time a classmate who work on Mong Kok Hi Fi shop as a summer salesman purposely showed me his top gear in the shop.
Mclntosh C-36 controller pre-amplifier
Mclntosh MC2500 Power amplifier
JBL 16" diamater 3 ways loudspeaker
Technics SP10 MK II turn table
SME 3009 SIII tone arm
Shure V15Typre III mark II MM cartridge
He played the Wild Cherry Music " Play that funky Music.."
It sounded like an earthquake and the music was warm, full body, musical and the bass could wack the shop...
Prices wise, I dare not look at that, as I think the C36 was HKD4,000.00
The MC2500 may be HKD12,000.00 at that time an University graduate earn HKD1,200 a month!
This is Play that Funky Music!

Once I was a boogie singer
Playin' in a Rock 'n Roll band
I never had no problems
Burnin' down the one night stands
And everything around me
Got to start to feelin' so low
And I decided quickly
To disco down and check out the show
Yea they were dancin' and singin' and movin' to the groovin'
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted
Chorus: Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down and the boogie and play that funky music '
til you die 'til you die,
oh 'til you die
I tried to understand this,
I thought that they were out of their minds.
How could I be so foolish (how could I),
to not see I was the one behind.
But still I kept on fightin',woah,
loosin every step of the way.
I said I must go back there,
and check and see if things (are) still the same
Repeat Chorus


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