"You Make me Wanna WALK, Like a Camel" wtfrak?

for those who are wondering its a song by Southern Coulture on the Skids.

I get the roleplay aspect, I get the kinda creepy little girl thing (Little Debbie Little Debbie, I’ma Comin on Home Girl)

but what in the hell does the walk like a camel line refer to? I cannot figure this out.

I always assumed it was the dance that Mary Huff was doing in the video.

They were pretty awesome when I saw them live last year. I failed to catch any of the fried chicken they threw, though.

The “Little Debbie” shout-out is also a reference to the snack food company that makes the “Oatmeal Creme Pies” that are mentioned in the song.

Looks like a jumble of Camel’s most familiar old slogan, “I’d walk a mile for a camel.”


Instead of walking like an Egyptian, walk like their animals?

I think you mis-read the instructions…

You’re not supposed to be thinking when listening to SCOTS, you’re supposed to be drinking.

Once you rectify this, I promise the problem will go away.

That line makes perfect sense to me.

I don’t think much of Captain’s Wafers though.

Don’t go around hungry now!

SCOTS is playing in Cville VA in a couple weeks. I’d definitely like to see them.

I’ve always taken this line as a reference to the way that camels kinda strut when they walk. Watch one some time and you’ll see. :slight_smile:

well hell, if I had only known that in the first place…
I wish these guys would come through Seattle.

It’s a fun song to dance to, and the beat is kinda like Steve Martin’s old “King Tut”, from the 70’s: yer s’posed to do Egyptian-type moves (like the hieroglyphics), or imagine yourself a camel gallumping along. Lots of snaky neck movement…SCOTS is all about theatrics, and getting the audience to let go and dance.

The lyrics weave in the snack cracker reference “Don’t go around hungry now” is the slogan of Lance snacks, a southern staple. As said, the oatmeal pie reference is to Little Debbie snacks, another southern favorite. The connection might be that them snacks are what sustain you on the culinary desert of road life, and SCOTS is on the road a lot, for 20 years. Sounds like Rick Miller(lead singer, guitarist & writer) just got to having some fun with that juxtaposition.

Good question, though, what he meant by it. You can ask the question at their website, in the “Dave’s Mailbag” section, under the Contact section. I’m curious, too, now, though, about the camel/snack connection, and Mr. Miller is an old friend of mine, so I’ll ask him next time I see him.

On thier toes!

Do you dopers in the midwest, Northeast, or the West coast have Little Debbie & Lance snacks?

In the Pacific Northwest, they sell Little Debbie snacks but nothing from Lance. In fact, I had to google “Captain’s Wafers” the other day just to find out exactly what they were.

Per http://www.littledebbie.com/about/fast_facts.asp, Little Debbie snacks started in 1960 in Tennessee. " There are more than 75 varieties of Little Debbie snack cakes with suggested retail prices ranging from 99 cents to $2.99 per carton. The product is sold in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, as well as on U.S. military bases throughout the world."

Per http://www.lance.com/html/about/about_history.aspx, Lance started in 1913 and is based in North Carolina. First vending machine in 1954. Supposedly in 1997 they expanded into the western United States, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, England, China and Western Europe.

Northeast here, and heck yeah, Little Debbie is a staple. Lance does not look familiar (not found by childhood ZIP or current ones).

In Indiana, Little Debbie snacks are everywhere, and Lance snacks are a vending machine staple. There are also silly sex jokes, “I’d eat a little Debbie anytime.”

The Lance slogan, “Don’t 'round hungry” plays on the fact that nearly all Lance snacks are square.

Little Debbie and Lance here (Texas).

And thanks to this thread, “Little Debbie, Little Debbie, I’m coming home!” is now stuck in my head.

Saw SCOTS tonight, great show. The lead singer/guitar player was a very good on the guitar, he really thrashed. Mary the bass player was a babe, and did lead vocals on quite a few songs. Great voice. She primped in a little round hand mirror whenever she got the opportunity during the show, don’t know if that was part of the act or just her personality.

It was also very loud and very hot. It was one of the loudest shows I remember, I wish they’d turn the amps down to about 75% the level they were at. I never remember to bring earplugs. I saw one guy grab a napkin and tear it up to put in his ears. The hot part was because the place was the upstairs of a restaurant/microbrewery, and there were tons of people.

At one point during the show they got a bunch of girls from the audience up on the stage to dance, and gave them fried chicken (for the song Eight Piece Box.) The girls stayed there for several more songs. They played 3 or 4 encore songs too. If you like country/surf/oldies music, go see this band, they rock.