This is one of those tunes that always makes me smile.
“Hey Rocky” is a little bit of house music that came out of Chicago in 1986. I’m sure I heard it one afternoon on WORT-FM, our fine listener-sponsored indie radio station in Madison, Wisconsin.
It’s a 12-inch single on Trax Records. The artist, credited as Boris Badenough, is really Dean Anderson, a Chicago producer.
Laid over dance beats, “Hey Rocky” is full of samples from the old “Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.” Hey, if I have to explain that, you’d better hop into the Wayback Machine.
If you need a tune to liven up your Fourth of July party, this will do it.