Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hey Hey We're the Monks

As promised, from 1995, here are the guys from Big Daddy, doing business as The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica, going all Gregorian on Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart's immortal Theme From the Monkees.

Obviously, they were too busy singing to put anybody down.


steve simels said...

Note to self:

Stupid novelty records based on mid90s New Age faves not as popular with readers as expected.

Kid Charlemagne said...

You should have told a Ross Perot joke too!

Anonymous said...

Gets old fast, by the 40 second mark. Sorry Steve, not up to your high standards.


steve simels said...

Everybody's a fricking critic.

Unknown said...

Make that "everybody and Peter."

To me, it's a one-joke premise that doesn't sustain the track's length -- let alone an entire album.

However, I did like the very monk-y pauses on some of the phrases (e.g., "a... round" at the 34-second mark), and I smiled when they intoned "We're too busy chanting to put anybody down."

Nevertheless, I'm grateful for you exposing me to stuff I've never heard before.

Thanks, Steve!

PS: For anyone who likes mixing classical music with comedy, you can't go past PDQ Bach. He's the first (and last) word on butchering the classics.

geor3ge said...

If they wanted to up the ante they could've thrown in some melismas on the weak syllables.

Unknown said...

I think it's got staying power.

carsonstreet said...

Obviously they're not the real monks from the 1960s - "Black Monk Time."