Saturday, July 29, 2006

Chantmania



Did you hear about the two monks who became best friends?

They met by chants.

[RIMSHOT]

I use this (admittedly) corny joke to introduce this (also admittedly) corny concept for an album. Back in 1994 there was an unlikely hit record featuring a group of monks doing Gregorian chants. It was called "Chant" by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silas. Later the same year this album was released by the Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica (actually members of the group Big Daddy, featured here in an earlier entry). Unlike Big Daddy, this silly concept couldn't sustain an entire album. That's why there's such a short running time here. It's still fun though. Hope you like it!

(By the way, when I was trying to get more info about this album I was reminded that there was a VIDEO mockumentary released for Chantmania as well. I just got a copy of it off eBay. I'll let you guys know how it is when I get it!)

Here's the track list:

1. (Theme From) The Monkees
2. We Will Rock You
3. Losing My Religion
4. Smells Like Teen Spirit
5. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
6. The Monks' Vow Of Silence

NOTE: This album is now available to purchase in mp3 format from Amazon.com. You can get it here!

1 comment:

Napsmear said...

cool post...i had smells like teen spirit,.....could never find the others....thnx