Paul Hogan has had issues lately with the Australian Taxation Office.
It’s better that he be known as a great comedian, rather than someone who fought a tax battle. This clip shows his amusing parody of the hit Pushbike Song by The Mixtures.
According to Wikipedia, written by brothers Idris and Evan Jones, “The Pushbike Song” was released in 1970 and reached the top-spot for two weeks in the Australian charts in March 1971.
It also proved popular in the UK, reaching the number two spot on 16 January (beaten by George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord), and number 31 in Canada.
A music video was created for the song in 1970 (below), which depicted the band and friends riding bicycles through the streets of Melbourne.
Filmed in black and white, it was notable for scenes involving a procession of bicycles (including a penny farthing and rollerskaters) on a busy six-lane Melbourne arterial road, and a scene of four members of the band ‘riding’ a tandem bicycle atop a car transporter travelling at speed across a bridge.
Note there are no helmets, and nobody was hurt.