“We’ll take our mum’s car, we’ll burn her rubber, let’s go – hey – she wouldn’t know.”
Hilarious parody of viral hit from self-styled ‘wog car boys’ on the streets of Melbourne.
Melbourne mates Nick Habib, Jonty Aspinall and Aaron Blanche are the Phat Kebabz – and this is how they do it Gangnam Style.
Inspired by the Korean singer Psy’s viral hit, they’ve produced their own version ‘My Car Won’t Start’, sparked by a vehicle breakdown. “It was just for a bit of fun, and also because the original song is Korean you can’t really understand what he’s singing, so we thought we could make a song Aussies can relate to more easily,” Phat Kebabz front man Habib says.
The idea was sparked by car detailer Blanche, when his boss's car was having trouble. "It wouldn't start and the song was playing in the background and it all just somehow rhymed in my head, Blanche says. "Then Nick and Jonty were around one night when the song came on, and I started singing 'my car won't start' along with it -- and it went on from there."
Aspinall says he has done some DJ work, but otherwise none of the trio has had any experience performing. "None of us had ever done anything like it and we just had a good time mucking about. We were just being silly in front of the camera," Aspinall says.
Habib says they recorded the voice parts over a week and then headed out on a Friday night to do the video. It was filmed mainly in the Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne around midnight, with Habib's girlfriend Kellie Vella doing the shooting and editing duties with a borrowed camera, using the headlights of a friend’s Nissan Patrol to light the scene.
And the song? It starts with “Stuck in the street in my fully sick Toyota …” and goes on to suggest “We’ll take our mum’s car, we’ll burn her rubber, let’s go – hey – she wouldn’t know.” You get the picture.