Anyone who hasn’t sung this while drunk in a bar in the 90s hasn’t been drunk in a bar in the 90s. Come on everyone: “Peaches come / in a can / they were put there / by a man / in a factory down toooooown…” Just perfectly stupid, as is their video: why are they using a box of peaches as an amp? Why does it become a ninja film? Because it can: tell you wouldn’t, if you could?
I was going to relate a Stinky story about this song but I couldn’t remember the venue, so instead I was reminded of the Elephant’s Foot, a pub we used to go to every week in Surry Hills, by virtue of which it was a bar for all the cool kids. I’m pretty sure I would have sung this song there, and I’m equally sure Steve would not have because it would have been too uncool for him. For a while there it was rammed every weekend, such that the owner decided to risk making it a non-smoking pub. We turned up one day to find the signs advertising the new regime, and left. A few weeks later we drove past and there was a big sign out front saying “we are a smoking pub again” to try to get everyone to come back. Remember smoking? Weirdly, some people still do it in Europe.
Look out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw5NOYjvlSQ