I’ve karaoked just once in my life. True story. I was a little inebriated (read: a lot) and decided to “sing” Tone-Loc’s Funky Cold Medina. At a cowboy bar. In Lubbock, Texas. Called Adolph’s. Also a true story.
What does this have to do with a Wild Thing remix by Peaches? Nothing, really. It was just a roundabout way of introducing Tone-Loc’s name into a post. I actually interviewed him in 1999 for a story I wrote for The Arizona Republic. (I don’t have a link; I don’t think the Internet existed in 1999.) He talked about, among other things, being a father, his career and his voice-over work, including for a cartoon called C-Bear and Jamal.
“I’ll always be involved in that as long as my voice sounds raspy,” he said. ”I’m the type of guy that’ll take anything that comes my way as long as it’s a nice offer and it’s good. I’m a pretty laid-back kind of guy. I’m pretty happy in life. I have a great family.”
And there you have it.
Check out Peaches’ awesome take on Wild Thing, an oldie but a goodie. I definitely love the added verses … a little female perspective this time around.
Tone-Loc | Wild Thing (Peaches remix)