Friday, July 07, 2006

Rerun Rock


Well, I've more or less got my Rapidshare problems taken care of. The last thing I tried uploading actually did work. It just went to the free section instead of to my Premium uploads. It's still not working well from my computer, but it's fine from my wife's laptop, so we'll go with that for now.

Anyway, our next share also comes from 1989 (like the Gumby album). In that year, a single came out of the Flintstones theme as if it was done by Bruce Springsteen (or "Springstone" as the case may be). From there somebody (I'm guessing Robert Aguayo because he is credited with producing and arranging the rest of these songs) thought it would be fun to do more TV theme songs seemingly performed by other famous people. Thus the concept of this album. There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the combinations, which is where the concept slips a bit. It's still good for a few chuckles though. Somehow, Michael Jackson singing the theme from Rawhide seems even more appropriate now than it did back then!

Here's the list of titles and the performer that the song is done "in the style of" :

1. (The Ballad of) Gilligan's Island - Rap (After all, all rap is alike, right??)
2. The Patty Duke Theme (Cousins) - Bob Dylan
3. Casper the Friendly Ghost - Elvis Presley
4. The Yogi Bear Song - The Cars
5. George of the Jungle - Led Zeppelin
6. The Addams Family - Frank Sinatra
7. Rawhide - Michael Jackson
8. I Married Joan - Jimi Hendrix
9. The Brady Bunch - James Brown
10. Bedrock Rap-(Meet) The Flintstones - Bruce Springsteen

One interesting footnote: Elvis Presley is done by Jess Harnell, cartoon voice artist probably best known for playing Wakko on Animaniacs.

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3 comments:

Vince said...

I HAD HEARD THE SINATRA ADDAMS FAMILY ON AM RADIO ONCE AND I WASN'T SURE IF IT WAS HIM OR NOT. A GREAT SONG.

BIG THANKS

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for your really entertaining blog posts. well written and always 'taking me back' to a time in music that i know well. and also some gems i've not heard in quite some time.

this rock parody stuff is genius. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The Bruce Springstone track was originally released as a single in 1982. It was created long before the album came into being. FYI.