Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Happy Hamsters Go Ghostbustin'


This one's just indescribably goofy. It stars the Happy Hamsters, another Chipmunks knock-off. If you'll notice by looking at the track list, half of these songs are instrumentals from movies. In those, the Happy Hamsters pretend that they are in the movie in question. The jokes aren't very good. For example, here's one from "Imperial March": "We've got to find Luke and the rebels!" "Who are they?" "A punk band from Queens." HAHAHAHAHAHA...WHA???

Anyway, this does have its own bizarre charm, so I hope you enjoy it!

Here's the track list:
  1. Ghostbusters
  2. Imperial March
  3. Maneater
  4. Dracula
  5. Somebody's Watching Me
  6. The Gremlin Rag
  7. Maniac
  8. Thriller
  9. Carol Anne's Theme (From "Poltergeist")
Click here or here to download! (more links coming)

12 comments:

Craig D said...

No.

You're kidding!

Matt said...

This was one of my favorite albums as a kid. I was probably one of the only kids that ever heard it!

Lauren said...

I love you!!! I have been desperately searching for this for months! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

hehe, I had that one when I was a kid!

Missy said...

OMFG. I have been trying to find this album for YEARS! LITERALLY YEARS! NOBODY BELIEVED ME THAT IT EVEN EXISTED!!! I bow to your greatness.

Anonymous said...

YES! I loved this as a kid! I still love it! Everyone thought I was crazy! It DID exist!

Brian said...

Too funny! My wife thought I was making it up as well!

I recently found "Urban Chipmunk" (which I had as a kid) for $1 at a flea market. That inspired me to find the "Happy Hamster" records I had.I can't believe there were others who remember this as well!

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raccoonradio said...

In the early 80s, I worked for Building 19, a Boston-based surplus and salvage chain. We used to have this!

Chris Redfield said...

Oh wow. Happy Hamsters do have a small cult following. I never expected to see this on the internet. One thing is for certain, though. I still can't find the Christmas album, "Merry Christmas From The Happy Hamsters." If anyone knows where to find any trace of it, I'd like to know. I was like 4 or 5 years old when my mom bought the cassette. I still remember the tracks like it was yesterday.

siys said...

I love finding obscure records I can't play anymore because I don't have a working turntable! Thank you for the post!!
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Anonymous said...

Awesome! I actually still have this record. I cherish it greatly! was always one of my faves as a child too! I ripped mp3's from it in like 2006 so i would never have to touch it again if I so happened to want to hear it again. I played it on Halloween once and provided it to a Ghostbusters fan site for reviewing as well.