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Strange and Bizarre Novelty Records

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Strange and Bizarre Novelty Records game quiz
"I grew up with Dr. Demento, and early on gained a love of strange recordings!"

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1. "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?
    Nothing, it was completely blank
    The same song, but played in reverse
    Buzzsaw
    Kiss and Tell


2. What was the unlikely name of the guy who recorded "They're Coming to Take Me Away"?
    Tom Lehrer
    Henry VIII
    Napoleon XIV
    William Shatner


3. 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


4. Which of the following advice is NOT in Weird Al's "Dare To Be Stupid"?
    Talk with your mouth full
    Always run with scissors
    Look for Mr. Goodbar
    Just give up the ship


5. 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?
    Leitch
    Fields
    Tate
    Leeds


6. 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
    A slinky
    A Hula Hoop
    An electric train


7. Everyone knows the Chipmunks were interacting with David Seville. But who was David Seville really?
    Ross Bagdasarian
    David Seville (he was a real person)
    Rick Dees
    David Neville


8. The Chipmunks- Alvin, Simon, and Theodore- were named after David Seville's nephews.
    True
    False


9. 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
    Tonight You Belong to Me
    Walla Walla Washington
    Witch Doctor


10. 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...".
    Crazy
    Bananas
    Insane
    Goofy


11. 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?
    Shadows on the Wall
    Barnaby's Song
    Quentin's Theme
    The Collins Melody


12. 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?
    Rare Earth
    Megadeth
    Bloodrock
    Soundgarten


13. 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?
    The Ventures
    The Poppers
    Hot Butter
    Les Paul


14. 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?
    Aunt Bertha
    Joe Spivy
    Leonard Skinner
    Joe Hardy


15. In 1947 the Too Fat Trio sang a song called "Too Fat Polka". Steve Allen was the lead singer of the Too Fat Trio.
    True
    False


16. 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 ..."
    Shaving Cream
    bleep
    Ice Cream
    Fish Heads


17. 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?
    Change film with a kid on your back
    Go swimming in a baseball pool
    Drive around with a tiger in your car
    Eat dinner with a fork in the road


18. 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?
    Shazam
    Goll-ly
    Gomer Says Hey
    Surprise Surprise Surprise


19. 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 blanket
    Out of the water
    Out of the ocean


20. 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
    The Deftones
    The Playmates
    The Ramblers


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Compiled Jun 28 12