Run For Your Life: The Heightsmen Are Singing 50s Doo-Wop Again
Can you hear the rumble? The rumble from beyond the hill? The slow, growing rumble of the Heightsmen, bumbling, tumbling and stumbling into town? Be still, for they can smell your fear…
Boston College’s ONLY all-male a capella group is singing 50’s Doo-Wop on campus once again.
It all began with an ominous humdrum from the distance. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a big old bass boomed, “a-bom-bom-bom,” and a tenor offered up a meek falsetto, “shang-a-lang-a-lang.”
“Ba-doom,” you hear a baritone chime.
Yes, you heard correctly. It really is doo-wop, and the Heightsmen are definitely singing it, again. So get the fuck out, and run as fast as your little legs allow.
Run faster than a backbeat in half-time. Run faster than three freshmen girls on their way from Upper to Wine Wednesdays. Run faster than the premature ejaculation of a backbench Heightsman hearing a sweet 4-part harmony for the first time all semester.
“A-bom-bom-bom,” offered the the big old bass once more. “Shang-a-lang,” quipped another.
“DOOOOO -WOP -WOP,” belted the baritone.
It’s not too late for you.