The Plot: In "Life at the Outpost," a 1979 (or thereabouts) video by the Skatt Bros., a group of cowboys find themselves trapped

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Forgotten moments in music-video history

New music feature: Moments in music-video history (now with more "Skatt"!)

 

The Plot: In "Life at the Outpost," a 1979 (or thereabouts) video by the Skatt Bros., a group of cowboys find themselves trapped in a bar. There they must execute a series of suggestive dance moves, each more fabulous than the last, in order to escape and get their clothes back.

The Moment of Brilliance: [Tie] 1) When a cowgirl rides a shirtless cowboy to a mind-blowing orgasm. 2) When the alpha-male cowboy tries to exorcise a mind-blowing intestinal blockage by repeatedly howling, "Hard as he caaaannnnn.…"

The YouTube Review: (by lateloop) “second only to a video of two men having sex with each other as the gayest video possible. even then i'm not sure.”

Why you didn’t see it on VH1: Before their time. The whole gay-cowboy thing wouldn’t catch on for years. DiscoMuseum.com notes that the “Skatt Bros. were viewed as Canada’s ‘straight’ answer to America’s Village People,” but we know better. I mean, with enough Vaseline on the set to oil the individual parts of an aircraft carrier? At least one country was progressive enough to dig the cowboy lovin’: One-time KISS drummer Richie Fontana, who played drums and guitar for the Scat, er, Skatt Bros., notes on his Web site that “Life at the Outpost” had a gold record in Australia. I guess it gets lonely out there in the outback.

 
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