The Human Beinz “Nobody But Me” (1968)

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Ever wonder what the most negative song in rock history is? No? NO?

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

That’s the opening, ah, verse (?) of ‘Nobody But Me’ – just the word no repeated 30 times in 11 seconds – by psychedelic ‘60’s one-hit-wonders The Human Beinz. By my unofficial count (screw it, I’m calling it official) they go on to say no a rock & roll record-holding total of 126 times, within a mere two-and-a-half minutes, while also using the titular word noboby an additional 51 times (in fairness, they do throw in the word yeah twice for balance).

Their closest competition? The Zombies 1965 tune ‘Tell Her No’ in which they tell their listeners no an otherwise impressive 63 times.

Think it’s a sign of a sane person that I meticulously went through the songs over and over to arrive at these counts? No. No. No.

As for this wacky video, I’m really not sure what to tell you. You get Lurch & Wednesday doing the twist, Boris Yeltsin just getting down for Mother Russia, Groucho executing a mirror Charleston, and a fair amount of booty shaking, but certainly nothing quite as disturbing as Hitler swaying alongside a dancing cat. To that I can only say, you guessed it, NO!!

(By the way, this Human Beinz hit was actually not their own song, but a cover of the 1963 original written and recorded by the great Isley Brothers – who also had ‘Twist And Shout’ co-opted by The Beatles and ‘Shout’ taken over by Otis Day & The Knights and, well, Bluto).


2 thoughts on “The Human Beinz “Nobody But Me” (1968)

  1. One wacky song, one wacky video and one wacky blog master who counted up the number of times no was said.

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