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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #90 on: May 16, 2019, 11:15:50 AM »
Comic Book Guy releases Bleeding Gums Murphy's LP from his display cabinet when Bart gives him $500.

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #91 on: May 16, 2019, 11:28:35 AM »
fourth page & no ollie halsall et al? for shame...


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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #92 on: May 16, 2019, 11:29:24 AM »
I'm embarrassed to say I bought the single...


Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2019, 11:31:58 AM »
I'm embarrassed to say I bought the single...




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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #94 on: May 17, 2019, 01:17:20 PM »
Has the loadsamoney single been mentioned yet? Never listened to it but I'm sure it exists. So does Hello John Got a New Motor which was I think was Sayled to an advert for Toshiba.
The Toshiba advert song was a rip-off of Sayle's record, and was performed by Ian Dury.

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #95 on: May 17, 2019, 01:35:42 PM »
Not quite a comedy character, but Worzel Gummidge had a single that was chilling. A mariachi song telling kids they might end up dead if they talked to strangers. Can’t find it though.

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #96 on: May 17, 2019, 05:31:48 PM »
Not quite a comedy character, but Worzel Gummidge had a single that was chilling. A mariachi song telling kids they might end up dead if they talked to strangers. Can’t find it though.

This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBSU0JYwIvo

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #97 on: May 17, 2019, 09:12:53 PM »
Everything about that is disquieting, not least of all the key change towards the end.

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #98 on: May 18, 2019, 05:30:44 AM »
This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBSU0JYwIvo

"No matter what is said, you could just end up dead"  *cue the cheerful trumpets*

A bit rich of Worzel Gummidge to lecture children on the finer points of stranger danger, given that he, as a stranger, was only too happy to befriend two children.  Especially given that perhaps the biggest danger of all is a middle-aged homeless man with straw stuffed down his pants.  Still, it's a worthy life lesson in general, I suppose.  After all, they're never too young to drill a lifelong crippling phobia of other people into their tiny fertile minds.

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #99 on: May 18, 2019, 05:57:47 AM »
I also just noticed that I've got a comment underneath that Worzel Gummidge YouTube video from a year ago and yet, I genuinely have zero recollection of having ever listened to that song before.

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #100 on: May 18, 2019, 11:37:23 AM »
Avid Merrion released at least two singles.

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #101 on: May 18, 2019, 11:52:18 AM »
Avid Merrion released at least two singles.

And yet Leigh Francis still walks this Earth as a free man.

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #102 on: May 18, 2019, 02:49:08 PM »
Julian Barratt released a single in character as Richard Thorncroft to promote Mindhorn a couple of years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIgSw_26Nko

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2019, 05:14:53 PM »
Not quite a comedy character, but Worzel Gummidge had a single that was chilling. A mariachi song telling kids they might end up dead if they talked to strangers. Can’t find it though.

way back in Record Collector history The Bicker Man's rant column was about crap Jon Pertwee / Worzel singles (probable that one) including him adapting yankee doodle man as I'm the Noodle Doodle Man to advertise a long defunct brand of spaghetti shapes, and ended up calling Noodle doodles "alphabetti spaghetti for illiterates".

(off topic but another line from that column I still love, & remember was the parody lyrics from a complaint about the try hard angst  of Pappa Roach etc. "cut my food into pieces, this is my knife and fork")

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2019, 05:44:30 PM »
Avid Merrion released at least two singles.

Aye. My cousin co-wrote the Xmas one. He did quite well out of it every Xmas for a good few years. The royalties have slowed to a trickle now, sadly.

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #105 on: May 19, 2019, 08:07:23 PM »
Proper Crimbo? That wasn't even that awful!

I mean, it was no good, but it wasn't  that awful.

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2019, 09:57:33 PM »
You could, if you could be bothered, argue that every record The Monkees put out qualifies as music made by comedy characters, as they all sprang from a sitcom in which the band - who weren't really a band initially - played funny fictional versions of themselves.

Except they aren't actually singing, writing or playing in character on those records, and apart from a couple of ignoble exceptions - Gonna Buy Me a Dog and Your Auntie Grizelda - the songs aren't comedic in intent.

So it's a bollocks theory, albeit one I'd still like to add to the grand pantheon of bollocks theories posted on the internet.

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2019, 09:57:45 AM »
You could, if you could be bothered, argue that every record The Monkees put out qualifies as music made by comedy characters, as they all sprang from a sitcom in which the band - who weren't really a band initially - played funny fictional versions of themselves.

Except they aren't actually singing, writing or playing in character on those records, and apart from a couple of ignoble exceptions - Gonna Buy Me a Dog and Your Auntie Grizelda - the songs aren't comedic in intent.

So it's a bollocks theory, albeit one I'd still like to add to the grand pantheon of bollocks theories posted on the internet.

good job you qualified that with the 'in character' bit. I was about to raise hell.

Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2019, 08:43:53 PM »
The Toshiba advert song was a rip-off of Sayle's record, and was performed by Ian Dury.

Interesting fact. Toshiba must have paid Sayle for the rights though.

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #109 on: May 23, 2019, 03:08:11 PM »
All of which reminds me of this masterly Wimblewrong from a couple of years ago (apologies for not crediting who did it - Nagsworth maybe?)



Who are the two chaps between Cliff, DLT & Rolf?

The upper one looks a bit like Derren Brown but obviously can't be, and have no idea about the lower one.

I know I'm going to kick myself.
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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #110 on: May 23, 2019, 03:36:29 PM »
Interesting fact. Toshiba must have paid Sayle for the rights though.
Nope. You don't need to pay anyone to record a cover their record. If you cover it unchanged they would get royalties from it each time it was played, but as they changed the lyrics Alexei got nothing from it. He mentions it in the second volume of his autobiography 'Thatcher Stole My Trousers'.

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #111 on: May 23, 2019, 04:21:48 PM »
Who are the two chaps between Cliff, DLT & Rolf?

The upper one looks a bit like Derren Brown but obviously can't be, and have no idea about the lower one.

I know I'm going to kick myself.

I don't know about the lower one but the Derren Brown looking fella is Louis C.K. (Wankbeast).

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Re: Comedy Characters Who Released Music
« Reply #112 on: May 23, 2019, 08:43:53 PM »
The lower one is Stuart Hall.