Barnes & Barnes “Voobaha”
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THE CULT CLASSIC ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1980!
The long out-of-print debut album by Barnes & Barnes featuring the ‘demented’ hits “Boogie Woogie Amputee”, “Party in My Pants” & the #1 most-requested song of all-time on The Dr. Demento Show—”Fish Heads”!
Ltd Ed 180 gram vinyl, remastered audio, elaborate gatefold LP packaging with rare & never before seen pictures, all-new exclusive liner notes, fun facts, restored artwork, an early guest appearance by “Weird Al” Yankovic, plus special bonus track–a primeval ‘1976 version’ of “FISH HEADS” with alternate lyrics—never before released on vinyl, MP3 download card & more—in this 40th Anniversary audiophile-vinyl collector’s edition! Also includes the band’s bizarre cover version of the Beatles classic “Please Please Me,” a discontinued cut available exclusively on the physical album.
15 tracks blurring the lines between comedy/novelty music and punk/new wave—is “Voobaha” all of the above? You decide… Brought to you exclusively by Demented Punk!
First pressing on 180 gram NEON MAGENTA colored-vinyl available in stores and online, plus ‘Demented Punk’ online exclusive editions pressed on NEON PURPLE 180 gram vinyl (limited to 150 pcs) and CLASSIC BLACK (limited to 100 pcs) vinyl.
About Barnes & Barnes & “Voobaha”:
Art & Artie Barnes are the alter egos of actor & musician Bill Mumy (of the TV sci-fi classic “Lost In Space”) and childhood friend & fellow musician, the elusive and reclusive, Robert Haimer. The demented duo achieved nationwide acclaim on alternative rock & comedy radio programming alike in the late 70s into the 1980s, garnering consistent airplay on MTV with their bizarre stylings. The infamous “Fish Heads” music-video (from the “Voobaha” album) directed by and starring actor Bill Paxton (“Aliens”, “Weird Science”), aired repeatedly on Saturday Night Live (Dec. 6, 1980, Jan. 31, 1981 and again nearly three decades later on an SNL prime time special). “Fish Heads” was ranked by Rolling Stone at #57 in the top 100 music videos of all-time, and the iconic song itself has been referenced in a myriad of film and TV shows over the years, including the Emmy award winning animated series The Simpsons.
The corresponding music video for “Party in My Pants” (also from the “Voobaha” album) stars a young, yet-to-be discovered Teri Hatcher (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, “Desperate Housewives”) and model/Playboy Playmate Ann Pennington—as Barnes & Barnes’ would-be dates!
1.) Please Please Me
1.) Fish Heads