We’re back to Cool & Strange Music for March 7, 2016! This week’s chart is way cool for you cool guys and gals, geeks and geekettes, dorks and dorkettes!

First up is a song that everyone knows. It was written by Piero Umiliani. Umiliani is an Italian composer of film scores and today we feature a song that is a world famous track. “Mah Nà Mah Nà” (1968) was originally used in Sweden: Heaven and Hell, a 1968 Mondo documentary about Sweden, but the song was popularized by The Muppets, who covered the song several times on their own show as well as The Ed Sullivan Show. The track was also a hit in the UK, reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1977. Today’s version is by Cake who is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. This songs has really nothing to do with Star Wars, but do you think there is a geek in the room who cares?

#3) Cake – Star Wars Mahna Mahna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qF6yjFZbTY

Next up is a band that have become “regulars” on the Cool & Strange music countdown (“Regulars” on “Cool & Strange”? Hmmm?) They are a hot surf-rock band from St. Petersburg, Russia! (“Surf Rock from St. Petersburg, Russia!?” Are you kidding me?) Look for the hot sounds and the hot guitar and girl in the bikini! (I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating animal crackers!) Here’s their FB page. Go Like it! https://www.facebook.com/messerchups/

#2) Messer Chups – Curse of Stephen Kong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LtsJmxcj2M

Finally, this week’s #1. This is Dj Trotsky. DJ Trotsky is Los Angeles based producer, songwriter, bassist, mixer and DJ David Brownstein. This week’s #1 is a hot track and cover of Iggy Pop’s “Search and Destroy.” Imagine, if you can, Amy Winehouse doing a sultry cover of that Iggy song! Can’t imagine it? OK, check it out right here! This is “Very Cool!”
While you’re at it, go “Like” DJ Trotsky on FB: https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Trotsky-886854641332900/

#1) DJ Trotsky – Search and Destroy (feat. Koralee) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S9zD1XvZSA

Thanks to Trip to the Moon for the trippy illusion! Check them out here: http://www.triptomoon.com/

Well that’s it for Cool & Strange Music for this week. Have a great weekend! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers


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Past issues of:

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Feb. 13, 2015 – Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Hexstatic, Great David Bowie & John Lennon Imitator! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-13-2015-mojo-nixon-skid-roper-hexstatic-great-david-bowie-john-lennon-imitator/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Jan. 29, 2015 – Oleg Kostrow, Jimmy Bo Horne & Kim Jung Un, Milky Edwards & the Chamberlings robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-jan-29-2015-oleg-kostrow-jimmy-bo-horne-kim-jung-un-milky-edwards-the-chamberlings/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Jan. 14, 2015 – David Bowie Tribute! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-jan-14-2015-david-bowie-tribute/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 29, 2015 – Eddie Murphy, Messer Chups, Vladimir Putin! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-29-2015-eddie-murphy-messer-chups-vladimir-putin/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 21, 2015 – Bennie Melwin, Cambodian Space Project, The Rebel Scumbagsrobot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-21-2015-bennie-melwin-cambodian-space-project-the-rebel-scumbags/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 15, 2015 – Hexstatic, Stan Freberg, Mary Schneider, The Fancs Brothers!robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-15-2015-hexstatic-stan-freberg-mary-schneider-the-fanc-brothers/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 8, 2015 robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-8-2015/ (Messer Fur Frau Muller, Eliert Pilarm, Zlad)

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 1, 2015 robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-dec-1-2015/ (Mrs. Miller, Ray Stevens, Barnes & Barnes)