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Strange and Bizarre Novelty Records
"I grew up with Dr. Demento, and early on gained a love of strange recordings!"
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"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha" is the story of a love gone bad, and a poor guy who has gone completely berzerk and is waiting to be carted off to the funny farm. What's on the flip side of this strange 45 RPM record?
The same song, but played in reverse
Nothing, it was completely blank
Kiss and Tell
What was the unlikely name of the guy who recorded "They're Coming to Take Me Away"?
Perhaps one of the most unlistenable songs in history was done by none other than Yoko Ono as part of the infamous "Plastic Ono Band". It had only 3 words in the song, repeated endlessly over and over and over and over. What's the title?
Love and Peace
We Want Peace
Don't worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand in the Snow)
Don't Crucify Me
Which of the following advice is NOT in Weird Al's "Dare To Be Stupid"?
Always run with scissors
Look for Mr. Goodbar
Talk with your mouth full
Just give up the ship
One of the greatest folk singers from the 60's was known as Donovan. He sang an unusual song called "I Love My Shirt". What was Donovan's last name?
Here's an easy one to keep you going. The Chipmunks had a big hit single for Christmas called "The Chipmunk Song". What did Alvin want for Christmas?
A record player
An electric train
A Hula Hoop
Everyone knows the Chipmunks were interacting with David Seville. But who was David Seville really?
David Seville (he was a real person)
The Chipmunks- Alvin, Simon, and Theodore- were named after David Seville's nephews.
Before "The Chipmunk Song", the same guy tested the process on another hit record. Here the voice was normal, but the background singers used the future "chipmunk" voice. This came out in early 1958. What was the correct title of this hit song?
Ooo E Ooo Ooo Ah
Walla Walla Washington
Tonight You Belong to Me
This rare and hard-to-find recording was done in the style of a big band live performance from the ballroom of some downtown hotel. It's a medley of four made-up songs: "Your Red Scarf Matches Your Eyes", "You Close Your Cover Before Striking", "Father Has the Shipfitter Blues", and this one, the actual title of this parody song "Loving You Has Made Me...".
This song was the theme song of a scary soap opera about vampires and such. The song was recorded by The Charles Randolph Grean Sound, and the first half sounds like a scratchy 78 record, then opens up in the second half to full stereo 45 sound. The first record I can remember to actually put scratches and pops on a song on purpose. What was this song known as?
The Collins Melody
Shadows on the Wall
This is a 1970 song called "DOA". It is about a guy and a girl laying in the hospital after terrible crash. The girl is dead, the guy is dying. The lyrics say creepy things like "We were flying along and hit something in the air", "Somthing warm is flowing down my fingers", "The sheets are red and moist where I'm lying". What is the name of the group that sang this song?
1972 - The Moog was a new sound. This one hit wonder came up with a catchy electronic instrumental that sounded a little like the Maxwell House Coffee commercial. The song was "Popcorn". Who recorded it?
In 1963, comedian Allan Sherman hit the charts with "A letter from Camp", better known as "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddauh". Which of the following people is not mentioned in the song?
In 1947 the Too Fat Trio sang a song called "Too Fat Polka". Steve Allen was the lead singer of the Too Fat Trio.
Benny Bell wrote it. Phil Winston (aka Paul Wynn) also recorded it, but Dementoids everywhere know that Dr. Demento sang the ultimate version in the 70's. Finish the line: "I have a sad story to tell you, It may hurt your feelings a bit, Last night when I walked in my bathroom, I stepped in a big pile of ..."
According to "You can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd" by Roger Miller (a guy who did dozens of funny songs!), there are a lot of things you can't do. All of these choices are mentioned in the song except one. Which one is not mentioned?
Eat dinner with a fork in the road
Drive around with a tiger in your car
Change film with a kid on your back
Go swimming in a baseball pool
Jim Nabors played Gomer Pyle on television originally on the "Andy Griffith Show", and then on the spinoff "Gomer Pyle, USMC". Jim has a wonderful voice and sang some beautiful songs on a number of albums, but released one album of silly songs in his "Gomer" character in 1965. What was the name of this album?
Surprise Surprise Surprise
Gomer Says Hey
The poor girl wore her 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' for the first time today. What was NOT mentioned in the song as something she was afraid to come out of?
Out of the locker
Out of the ocean
Out of the water
Out of the blanket
A novelty song is credited with saving American Motors. This song, about the "Little Nash Rambler" that could, outran the guy in his Cadillac and made everyone want to go out and buy a Nash Rambler. The song was called "Beep Beep". Who recorded this big hit in 1958?
The Kingston Trio
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