Hot - Pete and Wayne at Sloppy Joe’s
September 17, 1999
By Permission From Key West The Newspaper
By: Valerie Ridenour
Pete and Wayne are definitely warped. Parody is their game, and their
imaginations are outrageous. Pete and Wayne are great musicians individually,
but they are not going to play "Margaritaville" or "Brown
Eyed Girl" for you. When you go to Sloppy Joe's to hear them,
leave small impressionable children at home and don't take granny.
I would call their show risque, but that would not be accurate. It's
dirty, but it's more fun than you usually have with your clothes on.
You may suffer injuries from falling out of your chair and laughing
They began with a crazed parody of Ricky Martin's hit "Living
In la Vida Loca" titled "Looking To Breed in Boca",
the saga of a Jewish American princess who will drain your gold cards
and leave you a sniveling wreck, complete with oyeva's! They get into
an Israeli folk song mode as their tribute to Roshoshanna.
Puff the Magic Dragon" sounded great with Pete's strong, fine
voice, but it didn't last long. The audience immediately starts to
sing along. Pete stops and informs those not singing, "You have
an obligation as an American to sing this song". Pete and Wayne
swing into "Bingo", complete with handclaps, during which
barefoot Wayne announces they will do the Bob Marley version, "Ganja
was his name". This was followed by an original, "I Like
To Sing, I Like To Screw" (Just ask your mama, she'll tell you
I'm the best, singing or loving, don’t matter for me). Pete introduces
'celebrities' Eric Clapton and Sting, and tells us they're going to
get together and either make an album or smoke a doobie.
Then they announce that this is the opening day of the NFL season and
claim, "Beautiful people, there are a lot more of us than you".
Another original "Dear Penis" was dedicated to a lady "who
wants me since her husband started hanging out with a guy from the
801 Club". Pete and Wayne both have great voices and sing fantastic
harmony .... once in a while. They promote group drinking, complete
with a limerick you can hear for yourself. Pete drones a Dylanesque
song about an unfortunate customer who slipped off to the lady's room.
She may never do that in public again.
They discovered a group of Italian tourists, and immediately jumped
into a rowdy "Mama Mia" and "Amore". I speak just
enough dirty Italian to be suspicious of those lyrics. They begin a "Green
Beret" sound and launch into "Fighting Sisters From the Sky",
the story of the 103rd Flying Nun Division, recalling the horrors of
Wayne does an Irish accent that is too much. They have a puppet for
this one and the next, which is a take off on Fiddler On the Roof.
Then it's on to "Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven's Gate" A
gorgeous girl dropped some dollars into the tip jar, prompting Wayne
to claim in accent, “I did not have sex with that Woman.
I stayed on for a song they claim Shel Silverstein told them he wrote
for them, “Cover of the Rolling Stone,” which was the closest
thing to a recognizable tune they did. I decided to get out while I
could still move and giggled all the to the car, which got me some
strange looks. If you need a fun fix, go see Pete and Wayne.