Novelty Songs

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  1. jmiles

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    I remember when it came out. Not much guitar though.
     
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    Strange even for a novelty song. When did it come out, anyway?
     
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    Came out in the fairly early Fifties. I was born in '46, and I must've been 6 to 8 when I heard it. Maybe earlier. It's very strange!
     
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    The novelty kind of wore out after the second verse...definitely something that needed more cowbell.
     
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    Gotta go with Nellie the Elephant by Toy Dolls. Its one of the only novelty songs I ever actually liked that wasn't written by Weird Al, and its got a tele in it...

     
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    One of the best of all time!
     
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    My dad had this, and a bunch of others on a cassette in the car when I was small
     
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    Here Come The Fleas:
    It's from An Electric Storm by White Noise.

    If you liked that one, or were at least intrigued, here's some more! The last track is also perhaps a 'novelty song' but not so lightweight!

    Not much guitar but it does feature a lot of bass, though you wouldn't recognise all of it as being bass.

    Groundbreaking electronica including contributions from Delia Derbyshire, one of the patron saints of electronica and most famous for her interpretation of the Doctor Who theme.
     
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    Tennessee Bird Walk is a silly little tune that I quite like. It was released in 1970 so they used a wah-wah pedal (surprise!)



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    Weren't most of their songs novel?
     
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    And then we have, perhaps, the masters of the novelty song:
     
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    "It Was a One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater".
    Ha!
    (Or anything by Sheb Wooley or Doodles Weaver.)
     
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    The Name Game...

     
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    This always made me laugh:



    As does this:




    There are others but the only ones that come to mind have content that the mods probably want kept to myself.
     
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    When I think "novelty song" I think of the classics of Jimmy Drake, aka "Nervous Norvus."

     
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