We’re back to Cool & Strange Music for Nov. 14, 2016!
Starting us off is a guy who can be considered one of the greats of Cool & Strange Music. His name is Jean-Jacques Perrey. Jean-Jacques Perrey just passed away the other day on November 4, 2016. He lived to the ripe old age of 87. He was a French electronic music producer and was an early pioneer in the genre. He was a member of the electronic music duo Perrey and Kingsley. And, he put out one of best and craziest albums of the 60s with Gershon Kingsley as Perrey and Kingsley and the album was called, “The In Sound from Way Out.” When everyone else was trying to sound like the Beatles, Perrey and Kingsley were off to outer space. This is one tune from that album. People who have been to Disneyland and seen the electrical parade will recognize this song as it is the theme for the Disney Electrical Parade!
Jean-Jacques Perrey – Baroque Hoedown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax00vnsZPKE
Next up is another song that you folks might recognize. It is the theme song to the famous seventies British TV show Benny Hill. This song was performed by a guy named Boots Randolph and the actual title is “Yakety Sax.” This video is especially amusing because it takes some people dancing at a rave and sets it to the theme song of Bennie Hill. It’s hilarious!
Dansje doen @ Awakefest 2013 (Benny Hill) ORIGINAL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQAWOCofXo
Finally, I found a real gem. On my weekly radio shows, we often talk about various topics of interest and absurdity. One day we had a topic about toast. So, I started searching for good background music about toast to be used when talking about toast. People who are really paying attention get the joke and I always want to make my shows very special. Anyway, I found this hilarious song about toast by Heywood Banks! Here’s some stuff from his webpage:
“Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother.
Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond.
You have to be pretty smart to get Heywood at his deepest level (he demands a high level of pop culture literacy), but you can also enjoy him just for his vocal style impersonations, expert musicianship and just plain silliness. But why trust our opinions? Click here and see for yourself.” Check the hilarious video below too… Yes. he’s playing a toaster!
Heywood Banks – Toast, Yeah Toast, Toast Song, Yeah Toast Song, yea Toast ,#5 Burnt Toast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHptn_3RyYE
Heywood Banks also wrote one of the funniest and geekiest songs ever written: 18 Wheels on a Big Rig. Here’s Trout Fshing in America covering this Heywood Banks classic (Pay close attention to the lyrics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnuetbfDLpE
Well, that’s all for today. Hope you got a few laughs! See you next time! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers
Past issues of:
Cool & Strange Music for Oct. 24, 2016! Blaas of Glory, Victoria, PsyTrance in the 20s! robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-oct-24-2016-blaas-of-glory-victoria-psytrance-in-the-20s/
Cool & Strange Music for Oct. 11, 2016! Brian Wilson & The Stooges! Blaas of Glory, Tina S! robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-oct-11-2016-brian-wilson-the-stooges-blaas-of-glory-tina-s/
Cool & Strange Music for July 25, 2016! Nicki Minaj & John Waters, Messer Chups, Oney Cartoons! robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-july-25-2016-nicki-minaj-john-waters-messer-chups-oney-cartoons/
Cool & Strange Music for June 28, 2016! LL Cool J vs. Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Messer Chups, Julie Brown!robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-june-28-2016-ll-cool-j-vs-dexys-midnight-runners-messer-chups-julie-brown/
Cool & Strange Music for May 28, 2016! Beatles vs. Monkees, Black Sabbath, James Brown vs. Led Zeppelin!robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-may-28-2016-beatles-vs-monkees-black-sabbath-james-brown-vs-led-zeppelin/
Cool & Strange Music for April 12, 2016! Stan Freberg, The Privates (Japan), Messer Chups!robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-april-12-2016-stan-freberg-bowies-in-space-messer-chups-flight-of-the-conchords/
Cool & Strange Music for April 5, 2016! Messer Chups, New Piccadillys, Residents, Sloth Baby and the Land Pirates,robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-april-5-2016-messer-chups-new-piccadillys-residents-sloth-baby-and-the-land-pirates/
Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Mar. 28, 2015 – Coldcut and Hexstatic, Tom Lehrer, Sweden Heaven and Hell!robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-mar-28-2015-coldcut-and-hexstatic-tom-lehrer-sweden-heaven-and-hell/
Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Mar. 21, 2015 – Mr. Diagonal, Hexstatic, Messer Chups, Messer Fur Frau Muller!robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-21-2015-mr-diagonal-hexstatic-messer-chups-messer-fur-frau-muller/
Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Feb. 13, 2015 – Star Wars Mah Na Mah Na, Dj Trotsky, Messer Chups!robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-13-2015-star-wars-mah-na-mah-na-dj-trotsky-messer-chups/
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/