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    Does humor belong in music? (Frank Zappa 1986)


    Caravan: "Blind dog at St. Dunstans".
    Track B3 "All the way (with John Wayne's single-handed liberation of Paris)"

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    The Naked Carmen, Electric Rock Opera, 1970, Mercury USA, SRM1-604

    From A-Z a rock opera in the style of Monty Python. Listen to the kazoos played together with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.....
    Music, concept, lyrics, artwork, booklet, foldcover: all good clean fun!
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    Godley & Creme, Music From Consequences, 1979, Mercury England, 9109 615

    More than 10cc of humor. Great ear-cinema. Grosses Ohrenkino!
    A forgotten gem IMHO.
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    20th Century Steel Band, Theme From Shaft, 1975, UA Germany, 36 021 A

    Nice curiosity from the last century: odd steeldrums version of Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft".
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    Louis Armstrong, All that meat and no potatoes, 1955, Philips Holland, 321 967 BF

    Funny vocal duet with Velma Middleton. By the way, Fats Waller's "All that meat and no potatoes" is not about food....
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    Bachmann Turner Overdrive, You ain't seen nothin' yet, 1974, Mercury Germany, 6167025

    "Any love is good love, so i took what i could get......bbbbbbaby...."
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    Joe Walsh, But Seriously Folks, 1978, Asylum USA, 6E-141

    Tongue-in-cheek humor. Big fun in studio. Listen to "Life's been good" B4
    This is some kind of "The long run" part one, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz The Cat View Post
    Tongue-in-cheek humor. Big fun in studio. Listen to "Life's been good" B4
    This is some kind of "The long run" part one, isn't it?
    this one always made me laugh

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET7wb651VFI
    Nights of winter turn me cold,fears of dying, getting old.
    We ran the race, the race was won ..by running slowly

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    The Dukes Of Stratosphear, Psonic Psunspot, 1987, Virgin UK, VP 2440

    The most humorous Beatles tribute? Colored vinyl. Fantastic cover art. XTC!
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    Guru Guru, Hinten, 1971, Ohr Germany, OMM 556017

    Is this one funny? Or humorous? German Krautrock was not always funny. But the attitude was mostly humorous. The roots of Krautrock are not based on Blues, Jazz, Country, Classic music, or whatever roots there are.....
    Krautrock mainly was experimentally based. It's Guru Guru! Many Neumeier is still on the road these days.
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    Dr.Hook & The Medicine Show, The cover of the "Rolling Stone", 1973, CBS Germany

    A humorous pastiche about music business of the 70ies. "Wanna buy five copies for my mother...."
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    Fats And His Cats, Mr. Domino, 1963, Linda Germany, F 136

    Curiosity from Germany. Big time "Twist-Epidemie" in the early 60ies. Those were the days when the Krauts were slim. Vocalist/guitar player Otto "Fats" Ortwein was promoted then as the German Fats Domino. Funny. Fat sound! Come on, let's twist again, like we did when we were younger....
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    Dread Zeppelin, Un-Led-Ed, 1990, IRS Germany, 24 1071 2

    The best Led Zeppelin-cover-band and their version of "Your time is gonna come" is better than the original (Cit. Robert Plant). The booklet is the funniest Monopoly-version.
    And the main point: it's all good clean fun!
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    Sonny & Cher, The Beat Goes On, 1967, ATCO France, 5001 P

    Hallo la France: qui est le roi de l'amour? Who is the groovy "king" of love? Carole Bayer is the composer of the song "Groovy kind of love". Kind or king, that's the question. Everything goes since the beat goes on.....Bonsoir la France!
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    10cc, My body the car, 1983, Polydor Germany, 883 2857

    My body the car. At the end of this a cappella song there's a sharp short crash!
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