[I originally posted a version of this in 2010, back when the world and this blog were young. To prove I'm not the lazy bastard you think I am, however, I've rewritten a lot of it and added three new entries. Enjoy! -- S.S.]
Well, it's Friday and you know what that means. Yes, my Asian manual catharsis assistant (who shall not be named) and I are off to Texas to get her an abortion at the same time I'm carrying a now-legal gun to blow away anybody who gives us some now illegal shit about it. HAH! The ironies abound, no?
But in the meantime, assuming we survive, here's a fun little project for us all:
Best or Worst Post-Elvis Novelty or (Obvious Goof) Record!!!
No arbitrary rules of any kind this time, you're welcome very much.
And my totally top of my head Top Ten is:
10. Bob McFadden and Dor -- I'm a Mummy
That's Rod McKuen -- yes him -- playing the part of the beatnik at the end, by the way. Even as a kid, I knew this record was lame.
9. Mickey Katz -- Duvid Crockett
This totally cracks me up. I should add that Katz's niece Jennifer Grey, of Dirty Dancing fame, did a killer version of this on the Conan O'Brien show, which you can find on YouTube.
8. The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica -- Theme from The Monkees
Have I mentioned that I'm seeing Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith live for my birthday in October? God, I hope they do this one.
7. Mel Brooks -- The Hitler Rap
It's Mel Brooks. It's a rap. It's about Hitler. Jeebus, what more do you want?
6. The Beatles -- You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
"Good evening and welcome to Slaggers." A throwaway joke by the Fabs, but all involved cover themselves in glory -- in particular, Paul McCartney as the unctuous crooner and special guest Rolling Stone Brian Jones on lounge saxophone.
5. The Police/Henry Mancini's Orchestra -- Peter Gunn/Every Breath You Take
One of those mashup records the kids seem to like so much, and committed for The Sopranos soundtrack album for no logical reason I can determine other than both songs are in the key of E. Or maybe there's some kind of irony I'm missing. In any case, it's obviously supposed to make you go "How clever!" but unfortunately it's just annoying.
4. Godfrey Daniel -- I Am Woman
A bunch of New York wiseacres doing to Helen Reddy what always needed to be done to Helen Reddy.
3. Buchanan and Goodman -- Flying Saucer the 2nd
One of the first break-in records, and still one of the funniest.
2. Albert Brooks -- Party in Outer Space
The first and still the only FAKE break-in record, and drop-dead hilarious.
And the number one most uproarious loud noise ever made is clearly...
1. Flipper -- Sex Bomb
The band that died for your fins, obviously.
One of the great punk/New Wave/alt-rock records that truly says -- "I don't know what."
Okay, and what would YOUR choices be?
Have a great weekend, everybody!