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Best NOVELTY and ODDBALL songs (Dr. Demento etc)
« on: November 05, 2015, 05:56:55 PM »
I remember in grade school and high school amassing a cassette tape collection  taping the Dr. Demento show that was syndicated on radio for years. I believe it was on Sunday nights. He would play all kinds of weird, goofy funny shit from like the 1940's on up to that present time. That's where Weird Al Yankovic got his start. Westwood One produced the show in its prime. I'm sure there has to be a lot of people that listened to that show out there and remember it.
List or post up your favorite weird, funny, holiday, comedy and whatever other crazy novelty songs you remember. I'll try and dig up and post some of the good ones I remember from that show.

 
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Re: Best NOVELTY and ODDBALL songs (Dr. Demento)
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 11:52:48 PM »
Back in the day, my family listened to Ray Stevens quite a bit. He had songs that always told really funny stories, like this one: Shriner's Convention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO_tXzeiZAQ

Another entry in the category of funny stories, is this tale of a deadly truck accident in Scranton PA. Not funny when I say it like that, I admit. :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODMye94wMfk
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Re: Best NOVELTY and ODDBALL songs (Dr. Demento)
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 01:24:31 AM »
GOOD ONES, exactly what I'm talkin about. Ray Stevens had a bunch of them.

Here's one of my favorites: And the guy that put this up made an awesome video to go with it.

Napoleon XIV: they're coming to take me away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOx2I6DgqXY
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 11:38:45 AM »
I'm gonna have way too much fun with this thread  8)

Fred Blassie: pencil neck geek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkB_CFi9row

I love this one  ;D
Nervous Norvus: Transfusion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnYtNbC3zPI
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 12:47:25 PM »
I found it, This is one of greatest ones ever. This is Awesome:

Frank Gallop: The Ballad Of Irving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 05:49:50 PM »
You mentioned holiday; the swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has made two holiday albums so far, and they're both great. On Black Friday, while everyone else is making themselves crazy shopping, I crank this song and decorate for Christmas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPDJfNQA88Q

It IS the most wonderful time of the year, after all.
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 01:31:47 PM »
Gotta love the Christmas songs, and there's been several good ones.

Another favorite, And I actually at one time HAD this 45.

Chuck Berry: My ding a ling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NiAD17wpEY
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 02:03:04 PM »
Shel Silverstein: Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout (would not take the garbage out): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvNhhEtUGJY
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2015, 02:09:53 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2015, 04:24:34 PM »
Gotta have some Weird Al Yankovic in here:

Another one rides the bus (Tom Snyder Tomorrow Show): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZkouut-9RQ&list=RDtZkouut-9RQ
CLASSIC

Smells Like Nirvana: (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FklUAoZ6KxY&index=7&list=RDtZkouut-9RQ
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 08:24:46 PM »
The Detergents

"Leader of the laundromat"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcEED0_IpSY
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2016, 12:42:54 AM »
Still one of my favorites...Adam Sandler's original Hanukkah song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eB4PkCo4Lo
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2016, 01:42:28 AM »
A few Cheech and Chong Classics..............................These never get old.

Earache My Eye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJW67QN24SA

Sister Mary Elephant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-TA2gRm_3Q
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2016, 07:35:56 PM »
Big Bad Bruce by Steve Greenberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH6GaZzNX8U
St. George and The Dragonet- Stan Freburg  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUdFLyNCeI4
Batman and his Grandmother- Dickie Goodman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OF0QA1ZaNk
Ringo- Lorne Greene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxfBYPKSLvo
Big Bad John- Jimmy Dean  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnnHprUGKF0
Mr. Custer- Larry Verne
Sarah Silvia Cynthia Stout- Shel Silverstein
Junk Food Junkie- Larry Gross  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnIL-XPerQ
Beep Beep- Playmates  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enqNl7tdLR4
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2016, 11:30:44 AM »
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