Monday, March 19, 2007

Lumanians Unite!:

After all that grim metal, let's take a break for something fun. Barnes and Barnes may not be a household name, but I'm sure everyone has heard their classic "Fish Heads" song. It truly stand as one of the greatest novelty records of all time. I don't remember any of their other songs gaining popularity like that one did; but I was a devoted fan of Dr. Demento and he spun their records several times a month. Every track here is really twisted, strange, and generally funny in a disturbing way. I think "Fish Heads" is quite a bit lighter than most of the dark humour on display here. Just check out the creepy "Gumby Jaws Lament" (which features Weird Al Yankovic on accordion). Listen to this song and then compare it to Faith No More's "RV" from their Angel Dust album and notice the strong influence.

If you can handle politically incorrect humour, low brow jokes accompanied by bizarre melodies and goofy songs...then help yourselves to these hilarious songs from a group that influenced The Dead Milkmen, They Might Be Giants, Today's Sounds, and uh...Faith No More?.

1. Please Please Me
2. Boogie Woogie Amputee
3. Gumby Jaws Lament
4. De Pumped Out Blues
5. Clip Clop (Ode To Equus)
6. I Hope She Dies
7. Party In My Pants
8. Fish Heads
9. Sewey Hole
10. The Lumanian Love Song
11. Cemetery Girls
12. Something's In The Bag
13. Linoleum
14. When You Die
***Bonus Tracks:
15. The Vomit Song
16. Boogie Woogie Amputee (Early Version)
17. High School Gym
18. Three Drunk Newts
19. Voyeur
20. Cruising Through Westwood
21. Neanderthal Love
22. Please Squeeze My Knees Louise
23. I Love You Baby

LINK UPDATED! Thank You! It's party time!


Anonymous said...

great!! i needed this! THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Great album! Thanks a lot. The only problem is that track 8 (Fish Heads) is missing.


jAy @ jApAn said...

Sorry Steve. I must have not checked the track listing the first time around. New post up now with updated link and the "Fish Heads" included.

steve said...

Looks like the link is no longer available.

Fantôme said...

good blog, but the link doesnt works U_U

jAy @ jApAn said...

it was reposted here, mr. F:::

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