Saturday, April 26, 2008

Incredibly Strange Music: Volumes 1 & 2

If you like strange music, you may like these two albums which are tie-ins to the two excellent Incredible Strange Music books published by RE/Search Publications.

Volume 1
All the songs here are pretty strange, with 9 of the 13 tracks being instrumentals. The songs with lyrics are comedy songs, with the exception of Kali Bahlu's "A Cosmic Telephone Call", which is a bizarre 11 minute recounting of a telephone conversation she had with Buddha(!). The instrumentals include guitar instrumentals, sound effects, xylophone, out of tune sitar, percussion, Moog, accordion and whistling.

1. Busy Bee - Buddy Merrill
2. Sweet 16 - Bob Peck
3. Lonesome Road - Dean Elliott
4. Will to Fail - Katie Lee
5. Minute Merengue - Harry Breuer
6. Up, Up and Away
7. Mister Hot Rod - Scramblers
8. Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
9. Swan's Splashdown - Perrey-Kingsley
10. Tico-Tico - Jo Anne Castle
11. Hawaiian War Chant - Billy Mure
12. Wiliam Tell Overture
13. Cosmic Telephone Call - Kali Bahlu


Volume 2
This is my favorite of the two volumes. Here you get moog instrumentals, novelty songs, word jazz, Hawaiian music, xylophone instrumentals, doll-like ventriloquist gospel music and some things that are uncategorizable.

1. Skokian - Hot Butter
2. The Mummy - Bob McFadden & Dor
3. The Letter - The Nirvana Sitar & String Group
4. Walking On The Moon - Lucia Pamela
5. Flesh - Ken Nordine
6. Chopsticks Guitar - Billy Mure
7. Lover's Prayer - Myrtle K. Hilo
8. Delicado - Russ Garcia And His Orchestra
9. Introduction Del Close & John Brent
10. Gossipo Perpetuo - Jean Jacques Perrey
11. Green - Ken Nordine
12. Full Moon - Eden Ahbez
13. Bumble Bee Bolero - Harry Breuer
14. Join The Gospel Express - Marcy
15. Terror - Les Baxter
16. Yellow - Ken Nordine
17. 1st Song/Opening Monologues - Rusty Warren



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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these!

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Natya Lusarova said...

All links are broken, I could be very thankful if you could upload it again.

Mr. B.Normal said...


Sorry, I don't have these files any more.