Frug, also known as The Frug, is a Rilo Kiley song appearing on their 1999 self-titled EP, written by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett. It is sung by Jenny Lewis, with back-up singing by the rest of the band.
The song was first recorded by the band on May 2, 1998 at Sandbox Recording Studio, and appeared on a demo tape called Sandbox Sessions 5/2/98. The song was rerecorded for inclusion on the self-titled Rilo Kiley EP.
Song[edit | edit source]
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The song's title and lyrics reference the dances the Frug, the RoboCop, the Freddie, the Smurf, and Shuffle Off to Buffalo. Jenny's character did the Frug and the Freddie in the movie Troop Beverly Hills.
Music Video[edit | edit source]
A music video was released on June 12, 1999, directed by Morgan J. Freeman. Freeman had used the song in his film Desert Blue, so he intermixed clips from the movie with footage of the band performing and playing around to make the Frug video.