KC of the Sunshine Band: I Don't Look Like Rush Limbaugh at a Bar Mitzvah!

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"I'm not Rush Limbaugh!"
Between 1974 and '78, America's youth got hooked on a truly putrid form of faddish dance music called disco.

The shirts were sickeningly shiny. The pants were excruciatingly tight. And Miami's own KC (born Harry Wayne Casey), along with his Sunshine Band, provided the soundtrack for this sweaty, polyester-clad shuffle of shame.

Now it's 33 years later. And thankfully, disco is dead. But KC isn't. And he wants you to know that he doesn't look like Rush Limbaugh at a Bar Mitzvah!

These days, the 60-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer spends his time hanging out at Harrick Music Inc. headquarters in Miami Shores, setting Google Alerts on his own name, and trolling the World Wide Web for anti-KC press clippings.

And this afternoon, his newsfeed led him to a Crossfade blog post wherein staff writer Gus Garcia-Roberts fleetingly compares the aging disco star to "Rush Limbaugh being forced to do karaoke at a nephew's Bar Mitzvah."

We thought it was a harmless little joke. But KC was pissed. So he dug deeper into the New Times archives, discovering a review of his 2009 Super Saturdays concert, entitled "Rush Limbaugh Is Apparently the New Lead Singer of KC and the Sunshine Band." This two-year-old post is packed with sarcastic jabs at his musical catalogue, advanced age, weight problems, excessive perspiration, and poor dancing skills -- not to mention his disturbing resemblance to a certain xenophobic talk-radio host.

Finally fed up, KC took action, alerted his attorney David Bercuson, P.A., and lashed out at Crossfade and our "punk writer" in a sharply worded (though chronically misspelled) email. "Your [sic] an idiot," he seethed, "and evidently probably not a very nice person and probably i [sic] would guess a frustrated musician.

"You are nothing but a Bully [sic]," KC continued, "who evidently doesn't know you [sic] ass from a whole [sic] in the ground and would rather waist [sic] whatever limited talent you have saying meam [sic] things about people you do not even know."

Unfortunately, KC's angry screed didn't address the uncanny physical similarities between he and Mr. Limbaugh. So Crossfade dialed the main switchboard at Harrick Music Inc. headquarters, left a request for comment, and the Boogie Man himself called us back, screeching, "It's not a nice thing! I'm not Rush Limbaugh! Don't compare me to the motherfucker! I'm not like him at all!"

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Jaysonoh
Jaysonoh

sad thing is the writers like S Pajot have no talent, so this is all he has to do to try to get some publicity, if you reply back to his stupid columns he writes more cos he knows people are reading it,its about numbers not journalism sadly

Anita
Anita

Your Miami News times Blog is out mind. So SAD to see this article and Coming for a hometown news and pointing one of our OWN.KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND MAKE US DANCE AND WILL CONTINUE. NO MATTER.GO KC!!!!!

Jona1
Jona1

KC looks more like Bert Parks. Rush is looking more and more like Archie Bunker.

Jona1
Jona1

Your comments made me laugh, but if you're going to get down on spelling and grammar errors, you should watch your own. "...between he [sic] and Mr. Limbaugh...."

YourMama
YourMama

Sean Pajot, my man you are such a herb its not even funny. I would bet money that you have never really heard much disco in your life (not by choice but because you are probably stuck in the 90s.) You hate on disco but then you write about O'Grime and praise those jitts like they are actually doing something. Hip Hop (if you call their music that) came from disco you rotten gringo. You put down 5-7 years of classic music history, why? You can't dance? Also, time and time again you have missed the big picture about whats really going on in Miami music culture. I've read your articles and the way you write makes me cringe sir! Your writing is so whack and duckish! You write about KC and make fun of him? Yo the man did a lot for Miami music, write about his producer Rick Finch who is a known sexual predator and just got busted months back in Cleveland for trying to give a 12 year old boy a blow job (FUN FACT #1). He used to suck off the dudes from a terrible, early-2000s local band called Audible and in return get them gigs and all that (FUN FACT #2). I'm sure if they were on the scene today you'd find them interesting enough to "write" about. I hope the guy behind these articles is a cooler person then what the writing lends (doubt it). Good night.

Dgg
Dgg

Fuck u pussy ass nigga

TornadoOfSouls
TornadoOfSouls

I'll skip the pleasantries and get right to it:

To the Department of WTF and specifically to the writer, S. Pajot, you better dot all of your I's and cross all of your T's from here on out.

Every time I catch you misspelling something or using improper grammar, I will call you to task you hypocritical piece of shit. How fucking dare you!!!

You and the New Times have got some balls picking on KC. He has done more for this community than you will ever hope to do.

Have a nice day douche bags...

Mychempunk
Mychempunk

As a fellow entertainment journalist, I find your article to be very rude and distasteful. Using big words to make yourself look superior actually does the opposite and makes you look pretentious. Your information also should have been checked several times over because one, the location of the headquarters is in Miami LAKES not Miami Shores. Secondly, the picture you are showing to the world to make the comparison is just a stretched out version of a thumbnail which under any circumstances looks horrible and distorted when made bigger. Thirdly, when you said that you called the headquarters and got a call back, I have it on good authority that the office staff did not receive a message from The Miami New Times. It's nice to see that the first rule of journalism apparently doesn't apply to you guys. In case you didn't get that, that was sarcasm. 

Don Lorenzo
Don Lorenzo

I have been known to listen to both KC (when I was in elementary school) and Rush Limbaugh at times and uh, KC actually you kinda do look like him!

Bakes94
Bakes94

lost respect for the New Times take your paper and shove it

Trgfinger
Trgfinger

A local legend who deserves better. Pretty low New Times.

BeNice
BeNice

I can see why he'd be pissed...

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