“If You Can’t Shag” is the single that we, along with KHP Music, are promoting to the Beach Music market. The response from DJ’s in the Carolinas and Virginia has been very positive and we certainly appreciate these DJ’s for giving a new band a chance!
Several DJ’s have sent emails saying the song was too “politically incorrect” for airplay in liberal areas, such as certain college towns in states along the east coast. I’m sure most of these liberals can’t shag and I’d recommend they take the advice given in the song!
The song lyrics are ”If you can’t shag, get your ass out of Carolina”. Some told me I should probably change the word “ass” to something a little more “radio friendly”, so I changed it to “If you can’t shag, get the f___ out of Carolina”. I don’t know why, but that didn’t work either, so we edited the word out, and now we have the original version (my preferred version) and the “radio edit” version available.
I got the idea for the song from Eddie Bailey, the former drummer with the Swinging Medallions and the Fabulous Expressions. Eddie said his wife taught 8th grade South Carolina history in Greenwood SC. Since the South Carolina state dance is the Shag, they take about 3 weeks of the school year, and all the 8th grade students learn to shag. Eddie told me “if you can’t shag, you can’t graduate from 8th grade in South Carolina” and he and I had a big laugh over it. In the song, I took it a step further. I probably owe Eddie a “co-write” for his contribution! Rev. Bubba D.