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1910 Fruitgum Company Simon Says

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1910 Fruitgum Company

The 1910 Fruitgum Company is a bubblegum pop band of the 1960s; their name comes from a wrapper which lead singer Frank Jeckell found in his attic. The band came together as Jeckell and The Hydes in New Jersey in 1965.

In 1967, the band was signed to bubblegum label Buddah Records, where they released five LPs under their own name and a variety of singles, as well as "appearing" on the bubblegum concept LP The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, which sounded suspiciously like the usual Buddah studio band, in spite of its promotion as a "bubblegum superjam".

Their first hit, "Simon Says", was panned by the band members, but Jeckell persuaded the band to record it. In the process they changed the beat and patterned the song after "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs. "Simon Says" soon became a chart-topping hit. Some, but not all, of the band's tracks were performed by studio musicians. The band started touring, opening for major acts such as The Beach Boys. They followed on to release the hits "1-2-3 Red Light", "Indian Giver", "Goody, Goody Gumdrops" and "May I Take a Giant Step".

Eventually, the group members were replaced by the producers of Super K, and the musicians that appear on the 1910 Fruitgum Company's final two albums, Indian Giver and Hard Ride, are completely different bands. Hard Ride is in fact a complete departure from the bubblegum sound, and represented an attempt to conquer the FM radio market, with hippie, blues, and psychedelic elements over lengthy tracks.

The band's most recent appearance was on the Bubble Gum Rock Special.

The seminal punk rock group Ramones cited 1910 Fruitgum Company as a fundamental influence on their music. They covered their song "Indian Giver".

1910 Fruitgum Company's song "1-2-3 Red Light" was frequently covered by the Rhode Island School of Design band The Artistics, which would later mutate into the seminal new wave band Talking Heads.

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  • Artist: 1910 Fruitgum Company
  • Title: Simon Says
  • Duration: 2:10
  • Year: 1967

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Lyrics For: Simon Says

    1910 Fruitgum Company
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    Simon Says
    I'd like to play a game,
    That is so much fun,
    And it's not so very hard to do,
    The name of the game is Simple Simon says,
    And I would like for you to play it to,
    Put your hands in the air,
    Simple Simon says,
    Shake them all about,
    Simple Simon says,
    Do it when Simon says,
    Simple Simon says,
    And you will never be out.
    Simple Simon says,
    Put your hands on your head,
    Let your back bone stretch,
    Simon says,
    Simple simon says,
    Put your hands on your head,
    Let your back bone stiff,
    Simon says,
    Put your hands on your head,
    Simple Simon says,
    Bring them down by your side,
    Simple Simon says,
    Shake them to your left,
    Simple Simon Says,
    Now shake them to your right,
    Put your hands on your head,
    Simple Simon says,
    Bring them down by your side,
    Simple Simon says,
    Shake them to your left,
    Simple Simon Says,
    Now shake them to your right,
    Now that you have learnt,
    To play this game with me,
    You can see its not so hard to do,
    Lets try it once again,
    This time more carefully,
    And I hope the winner will be you.
    Clap your hands in the air,
    Simple Simon says,
    Do it double time,
    Simple Simon says,
    Slow it down like before,
    Simple Simon says,
    Ah, your looking fine.
    Simple Simon says,
    Now clap them high in the air,
    Simple Simon says,
    Do it double time,
    Simple Simon says,
    Slow it down like before,
    Simple Simon says,
    Ah, your looking fine.

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