Something about the chord changes in this song moves me, and it has been stuck in my subconscious since the mid 80’s.
The urinating goat is a rustic touch. The Kung-Fu film shots, the fancy footwork, the great guitar sound and the serious singing by the Queens cancel out the fact that Malcolm is making an ass of himself. I want to know what the lyrics are to this song from Duck Rock (1983). This is one of the craziest African grooves I know of. The guy with the shades reminds me of J.J. (“DY-no-MITE”) from Good Times. If I were to tell you more about why I love this song, you wouldn’t believe me…
The only words I can make out as sung by the Mahotella Queens (if it is indeed them) :
♪♫ ♫ “Oh no you can’t change the world –
Sorry forever / then you get up and go…” ♪♪ ♫♪♫