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Don't be a lead singer for a popular Australian band...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bob Cook, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Bon Scott -- chokes on his own vomit

    Michael Hutchence -- hangs himself

    Greg Wiggle -- contracts rare disease


    Actually, I'm bummed about this. As little kids shows go, the Wiggles are damn near enjoyable. They write some good melodies and can rock out a little. I mean, you'd rather have "Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist," "Fruit Salad" and "Big Red Car" going through your head than anything, say, Barney-related. Thanks to the Wiggles, when I was in the Australia-themed children's section of the Tampa zoo (there with my kids, I should say), I recognized the instrumental version of "Down to South Australia" thanks to the Wiggles.

    According to the article above, the Wiggles broke Springsteen's record for selling out Madison Square Garden. They did 12 straight sold-out shows. Wow.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Wow, two threads on the lead singer of the Wiggles posted at almost the same time. A sign of the apocalypse? I think so . . .
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Good God, someone check on Peter Garrett stat! (actually I noted that he's apparently a member of parliament in addition to his Midnight Oil gig.

    And Bob--how do you know it was Bon's own vomit. They can't dust for vomit, ya know......
  4. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Kylie Minogue- Breast cancer

    Peter Garrett- Becomes a politician
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Didn't Paul Hester, former drummer of Crowded House and a member of the Wiggles cast, kill himself last year?
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Indeed he did.

    He was "Paul the Cook." You can see him in the "Fruit Salad" video.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    As a hardcore Finn/Crowded House fan, the Wiggles have always been strange to watch. Paul singing "Fruit Salad" was odd, but the sight of Tim Finn singing "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" with Captain Feathersword dancing around him was beyond bizarre.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    And then there's Pseudo Echo, who were kidnapped by the guy from Wolf River and tortured and eventually dismembered.
  9. Someone better check on the girl from The Divinyls too.
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Bon Scott and the rest of the original AC/DC are natives of Scotland.

    The Aussie Pink Foyd is making a shitload of money touring America right now.

    Radio Birdman (think the Aussie version of the Stooges) just toured the states for the first time this summer.
  11. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Is that true....?

    Wow. Rock n roll facts no one knows for $500, Alex.
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I'm sure she's touching herself.
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