The Escape Club, the British band from the 1980s who made the song that will live on for the rest of eternity on band.
In the past couple of weeks, “Wild Wild West” has played on the Sirius 80s station at least 300 times, it has randomly played on my iTunes around 3 times and when I was getting gas the other day, a car pulled up across from mine and the really hot driver was blasting it. That is a sign! “Wild Wild West” is the song of my life. I’ll take it. I’d rather think of this song when I read the words “Wild Wild West” than think of that mess of a movie starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline. (But that mess of a movie does have Kevin Kline in drag in it so it gets a few points for that.)
The Escape Club had a few smaller hits after “Wild Wild West” and then they broke up in the 90s. Two of the members got back together in 2009 and put out a new album and played a few shows, but they stopped, because they got annoyed by every single one of their audiences screaming “We want Wild Wild West! Just play that for the next 2 hours!” on a loop. I made that last part up.
Here’s the video for WWW, which was banned in the UK. No, it wasn’t banned for being anti-torso and it wasn’t banned because those arm snakes are extra creepy. It was banned for being sexist and offensive.
And The Escape Club’s original band name was: TAINT. Case closed!