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Botas Exoticas: The Leningrad Cowboys | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Botas Exoticas: The Leningrad Cowboys

Manolo says, the Manolo’s internet friend, the Yum Yum, has pointed to high-spirited Finnish rock band known as the Leningrad Cowboys, who for the past twenty years have been wearing the pointy hair and the pointier shoes.

The Leningrad Cowboys and the Botas Exoticas

In 1993, they even did the concert with the Red Army Chorus, of which the video below is the amusing artifact.

To the Manolo, the pointy-toes and pompadours of the Leningrad Cowboys have more in common with the Japanese Rockabilly dancers as the obvious appropriation and exaggeration of the American rock iconography, while the sudden appearance of the botas exoticas of the baile tribal are more sui generis and mysterious.

But, the Manolo leaves it up to you to decide.

2 Responses to “Botas Exoticas: The Leningrad Cowboys”

  1. The gold digger April 5, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Are you sure that the music clip isn’t a scene from an Austin Powers movie?

  2. Cris April 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Poor Finland. Never get in a fight between a bear and an eagle.