Great Early Country Hillbilly Novelty Kooky vocal.
Hotter than a three dollar pistol. Extremely hot to the point of physical displeasure or burning. Derived from 19th century American slang referring to a cheap pistol assembled from mismatching parts with improper tolerances, which when fired became very hot due to poor ignition and burning of the powder charge, and projectile friction from a misaligned chamber and barrel. My car had been sitting in the sun with the windows up, and when I got inside the steering wheel was hotter than a three dollar pistol. hot than the gates of hell than a poker hot.
Listen to Hot Lips from Spike Jones & His City Slickers's Laughing Out Loud for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Spike Jones & His City Slickers. 1 more album featuring this track. Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (1911–1965) was a popular musician and bandleader specialising in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment would be punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, and ridiculous vocals. Jones was born on the 14th December 1911 in Long Beach, California. He got his nickname by being so thin that he was compared to a railroad spike. At the age of eleven he got his first set of drums. As a teenager he played in bands that he formed himself.
Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish and comedic vocals. From the early 1940s to the mid-1950s, Jones and his band recorded under the title Spike Jones and his City Slickers and toured the United States and Canada as The Musical Depreciation Revue.
Written-By – Henry Busse, Henry Lange, Lou Davis
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Written-By – Tom Glazer
|47-4875||Spike Jones And His Country Cousins||Hot Lips / Hotter Than A Pistol (7", Single)||RCA Victor||47-4875||US||1952|
|A.L.S. 5038||Spike Jones And His Country Cousins||Hot Lips / Hotter Than A Pistol (Shellac, 10")||His Master's Voice||A.L.S. 5038||Norway||1953|
|B.10355||Spike Jones And His Country Cousins||Hot Lips / Hotter Than A Pistol (Shellac, 10")||His Master's Voice||B.10355||UK||1952|
|20-4875||Spike Jones And His Country Cousins||Hot Lips / Hotter Than A Pistol (Shellac, 10")||RCA Victor||20-4875||US||1952|