The Blues Brothers

Rubber Biscuit

Composed by Adam R. Levy / Charlie Johnson

Song Review by

Among the more obscure songs to become famous decades later, ”Rubber Biscuit” wasn’t merely the Chips only hit, it (and the B-side) was their only record, and even there the word “hit” is used marginally, with the song failing to chart anywhere except parts of the east coast. Nonetheless, flash forward to the late-seventies and the innovative comedy-variety show Saturday Night Live, to where suddenly, following a Blues Brothers covering of the tune, the long-defunct Chips found themselves in demand and recording again. Arguably an improvement on the original, ”Rubber Biscuit” was Dan Aykroyd’s primary vocal contribution to the band’s first album. Where the instrumental backing on the Chips original is thin, the Blues Brothers is a good bit fuller, which you might expect given that the band was essentially an all-star lineup of the era’s best session musicians.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Briefcase Full of Blues 1978 Friday Music
The Definitive Collection 1992 Rhino 2:53
The Blues Brothers Complete 2000 Atlantic 2:51
No Image 2002 404 Music Group
The Essential Blues Brothers 2003 Warner Strategic Marketing 2:48
Hilarious: Greatest Novelty Hits 2006
Various Artists
Rhino Flashback 2:49
Let's Go to Prison 2006
Original Soundtrack
Bulletproof 3:00
3 For 1 Box Set Warner Music
Blues Brothers: Best Of [ZYX] ZYX / ZYX Music
No Image WEA 2:57
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