Exhausted Live Band Forced To Sing 8th Consecutive Rendition Of ‘The Horses’

Exhausted Live Band Forced To Sing 8th Consecutive Rendition Of ‘The Horses’

1 November, 2016 17:15


A weary and dehydrated pub rock band in South Betoota have been forced to sing eight covers of the same Daryl Braithwaite song in a row, it has been confirmed.

The local musical outfit by the name of ‘Silverhair’ is made up of several middle-aged schoolteachers and a landscaper. They have been told by members of the crowd that – if they don’t do as they are told – they will be pelted with glass bottles and bar stools, as the post-Melbourne Cup celebrations reach nightfall.

The Horses” – a song first recorded by American musician Rickie Lee Jones in 1989, entered Australian folklore when it was covered by former-Sherbet frontman, Daryl Braithwaite, on his 1990 album Rise. Braithwaite’s rendition was later featured on the 1996 Tom Cruise film, Jerry McGuire.

After reaching No. 1 on the domestic charts, “The Horses” was certified platinum in Australia by ARIA and often experiences an annual resurgence in popularity during the Australian Spring Carnival, a thoroughbred horse racing series held annually during October and November.

While the unruly crowd at the Lord Betoota Hotel shows no sign of allowing the part-time musicians off the stage anytime soon, the venue manager says it’s really up to the band to tucker them out.

“This isn’t going to end well for them if they don’t do what they are told” he says.

“If it was any other night I’d just turn on the fire hose and clear the floor, but the TAB is still running hot and the kitchen is making a motza”



3 Responses to "Exhausted Live Band Forced To Sing 8th Consecutive Rendition Of ‘The Horses’"

  1. Ice   November 4, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    What is it about this song and drunk bogans? Years ago a mate and I were DJing in an underground Brisbane house club and we were threatened by drunk bogans that there would be consequences if we didnt play Horses immediately. The management just let them go back there and play with the equipment.. crazy.

  2. Pudenda Non Grata   November 5, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I had to wait for 2 minutes and 59 seconds before there were horses!
    And then they were black and white!
    What a rip!
    Assuming this video is circa 1990, I reckon the little boy is now in his late twenties. I wonder what is penis looks like now?

    Where’s his jacket and his old blue jeans?
    This ain’t healthy this is some kinda clean?
    I think PNG’s in love
    PNG’s in love

  3. Lydia Anon   November 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Why doesn’t it just die already?!? Why?!


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