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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Lazy Bums - Lazy Bums

The comedic duo Datner & Kushnir performed 'Shir habatlanim' (English translation: 'The Bums' song') at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, representing Israel. The act consisted of two comedians, Nathan Datner and Avi Kushnir, dressed in black suits and ties in the style of the Blues Brothers. The lyrics describe the daily routine of an idle loafer, evidently unemployed, who wakes up in the morning at 10 am, drinks coffee and smokes and directing his dog to do the grocery errands. As happened more often in Israel, the entry was very controversial, prompting the Israeli Minister of Culture to threaten his resignation.

The song finished 8th in the Contest, and was subsequently released as a single in the Netherlands under the name 'Lazy Bums'. The single did not chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 4153
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, November 7, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Lazy Bums' / 'Bumper's song'

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