Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Kaptain Kool and the Kongs

Here's another odd one for you. Do you remember "The Krofft Supershow"? Well, the hosts of the show were a group called "Kaptain Kool and the Kongs". When I bought this record from eBay (still sealed), I was hoping it was going to be songs from the group. Actually, it's a couple of skits from them, as well as audio recordings of stories from episodes (with minimal narration). Unfortunately this was a bit later in the show's run so, while we still get a Wonderbug story, there's no Dr. Shrinker or Electra Woman and Dyna Girl tales. Instead, we get Magic Mongo (oog!) and Big Foot and Wild Boy. It's funny, but with the amateurish recording and grainy, out-of-focus picture, you'd almost think this album was a bootleg, but it's got the Peter Pan Records logo on it, so it must be legit. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

Here's the track list (such as it is):
  1. Turkey Jokes
  2. The Adventures of Magic Mongo
  3. The Adventures of Wonderbug and His Friends
  4. Turkey Jokes
  5. The Adventures of Big Foot and Wild Boy
Click here or here to download!


Anonymous said...

Awesome. I loved this show back then. Had a crush on (what did they call her?) Super Chick, too.


Craig D said...

There was an old drug store in my neighborhood that had a jigsaw puzzle of Kaptain K & the Ks. In fact, I think it is the exact same photo as used for this LP cover.

The thing is, I always thought that guy in the back row looked like Jerry Seinfeld with extra groovy hair.


Bob Haldeman said...

This is awesome! I also have mp3's of their regular music album that they released. If anyone is interested let me know.

Esther said...

Hi, Tony!

Great post! I do have the album of the songs they sang. Will be glad to upload it for anyone who wants it. Love your site!


Tony said...

Hi Esther!

Well, if nobody else will request it, I certainly will! If you would upload that album I would appreciate it (and I'll even put a link to it on my blog entry).

Way Out Junk

Wendel said...

Have you ever noticed that all of these "groups" are made up of the same teen types?

There is always one cool guy, a pretty (popular) girl, the not pretty , kid sister type girl, and the tall, goofy, also asexual, guy.

This never seems to be the "band" make up. Yet in "real" life would these kids ever hang with each other?

Anonymous said...

It's funny, but with the amateurish recording and grainy, out-of-focus picture, you'd almost think this album was a bootleg, but it's got the Peter Pan Records logo on it, so it must be legit.
Actually, amateurish recording and grainy, out-of-focus pictures seem like hallmarks of most things associated with the Krofft brothers! Thanks for the upload, it brings back fun memories like many of the neat things you've posted on your blog.

Esther said...

Hi, Tony!

Well, I finally got around to posting my Kaptain Kool & the Kongs album (where they sing songs), so be sure to stop by and check it out!


Anonymous said...

I asked my wife recently if she remebered captain cool and the kongs..she gave me a look like i was tripping and joking with her-making something up.
Its good to see that I wasn't the only kid watching this show.
The theme song is still in my head, anybody know where I can hear the them song?

Antmusic said...

When I saw this cover, I immediately thought of "Godspell" for some weird reason.

Gord-knight said...

I loved Kaptain Kool & The Kongs, and especially Debra Clinger as "Super Chick."

I originally bought this record a number of years ago, assuming and hoping it would contain some of the great songs they did on the show.

Disapointed doesn't nearly cover what I felt when I head this crap intead!!

Why wouldn't the Krofft brothers sell something decent? The fact that they have made some of these episodes available on DVD san Kool & the Kongs shows how lame they are!!

Anonymous said...

This takes me way back, thanks for the far out trip down memory lane..Peace and Love

Keith Partridge said...

Thanks for the Kaptain Kool and Kongs album.
Was one of my favourite shows!

Tim_Kangaroo said...

Debra "Super Chick" Clinger was a member of the Clinger Sisters. Her sibling, Peggy, was the singing voice of Kitty Jo in THE CATTANOOGA CATS (H-B series from 1969, and on the LP produced by Mike Curb). Peggy also wrote the song "Half Breed," which became a hit for Cher.

Thanks for posting all these great novelty records!