Weekend Jukebox: Weird 07/18/2014 Ray SaundersHumor & Satire Music 8 Comments Just to get it out of the way… Word Crimes – Weird Al Also funny …Alien Music …rather spooky
Although if it’s comic weirdness we want – OK, it’s not music – but here is the collision of two unique comic minds.
Groucho Marx meets Lord Buckley
Here’s a strange take on Frank Sinatra. Actually, it doesn’t remind me of Frankie at all, but I like these guys. They’ve got a good sound based on contemporary Gamelan and a lot of 20th century percussion music, but they stay tuneful and usually groove.
Electric Junkyard Gamelan: I, Frank Sinatra.
So if you’re walking past the bargain bin and you see an album for $3 called “The Manson Family: An Opera”, are you supposed to *not* buy it? Mostly, it doesn’t work, but his take on how the Beatles sound to tripped out psychopaths is kinda interesting and funny.
John Moran: The Manson Family: An Opera. Good Morning, it’s the Beatles
This guy was weird when Weird Al was in diapers:
Arthur Brown’s Fire
Let’s not forget the classics.
Spike Jones was the forebear in whose footsteps Weird Al has followed so worthily.
And Tiny Tim is the inspiration for every weirdo to just revel in weird.
Egad! I hadn’t thought of Spike Jones in 60 years!
I once heard TT perform (if one could call it that) in Greenwich Village, early ’60s.
One of the reasons he’s so weird is that he played the ukulele left-handed but it’s strung for right-handing playing.
let’s not leave it all to the testosterone:-)
Overly attached girlfriend song
He meant it to be a sexy solo when they were a couple, but it’s a little …weird
“It’s all right with me” – Frank Sinatra, in good voice , and Juliet Prowse,
with no voice and no opportunity to dance, either.
Later in her career, with Dean Martin in a goofy number, Prowse does get to play funny.