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- Posted on Mar 1st 2012 4:00PM by Sarah Kurchak
While they're happy to discuss the merits and influence of this mysterious bum, they're less willing to talk about its owner. Who is behind the ultimate musical behind? Foxy Shazam aren't talking.
"No one will ever say her name, but it's her ass," Nauth tells Spinner. "When you meet her, you'll know."
They also insist that their song, from their recently released album, 'The Church of Rock and Roll,' isn't the only tune to be inspired by this particular posterior. When asked to compare 'I Like It' to other reverential rump songs like LL Cool J's 'Big Ole Butt' and Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back,' the rockers reveal that all of those songs come from the very same source.
"As far as LL Cool J and Sir Mix-A-Lot, I think we're all at the same party. We're all hanging out, appreciating the same ass," Nally muses. "It's one ass we're all talking about."
They go on to say that the same woman inspired Spinal Tap's 'Big Bottom,' ("I love that song," Nally adds), but that Freddie Mercury was speaking of a more abstract sense of bums in Queen's 'Fat Bottomed Girls.'
"I don't think it's the same," says Nauth. "I think he might be speaking in generalities. Because, I mean, there is that one, but he's talking about multiples."
It is, however, the very same butt that ZZ Top are seeking in 'Tush.'
"They actually tried to ask us who it is and we said, 'We can't tell you that. You're going to have to keep writing until you discover who it is,'" says the singer. "They haven't found it yet. They will."
The quest, and the writing, are important to Foxy Shazam, because they feel that the rear end is not being given its proper due in music.
"I think that the song that the musician writes about the ass is... it's an important song, because asses are just great and they're rarely celebrated," Nally theorizes. "Basically, we're just saying what everybody's thinking."
"We're just celebrating it," Nauth concludes. "It's just like celebrating a tree."