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“VOOBAHA” 40TH ANNIVERSARY VINYL COLLECTOR’S EDITION & MORE…
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 now, or get yours at the Demented Punk Online Store!
Also available EXCLUSIVELY in the Demented Punk Online Store while supplies last: NEON PURPLE 180 gram vinyl (limited to 150 pcs) and CLASSIC BLACK (limited to 100 pcs) vinyl variants!
Buy the Voobaha LP or Fish Heads 12” single now thru 9/30/19 to be ENTERED TO WIN!
Full details at the Demented Punk Online Store
GRAND PRIZE: (1) winner will receive a flat uncut/unassembled Fish Heads 12” jacket signed by Art & Artie Barnes (of Barnes & Barnes), John Cafiero (of Osaka Popstar) & Dr. Demento – suitable for framing – PLUS a test pressing of the Fish Heads 12” split single!
RUNNER UPS: (5) winners will receive a Fish Heads 12” single signed by Art & Artie Barnes (of Barnes & Barnes), John Cafiero (of Osaka Popstar) & Dr. Demento!
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!
Both music videos “Party in My Pants” AND “Fish Heads” can be viewed online, for the first time ever in an official capacity, at the Demented Punk YouTube channel via brand new digital transfers struck from analog broadcast quality masters, complete with remastered 24 bit audio as used for the 40th Anniversary vinyl edition.
Click the pic above to watch “Party in My Pants”
Click the pic above to watch “Fish Heads”
VINTAGE BARNES & BARNES T-SHIRT
Available NOW—for the first time since 1979!
The official Barnes & Barnes ‘Fish Heads” vintage T-shirt—as worn by Artie Barnes himself on the cover of “Voobaha”! The classic 1979 “Fish Heads” waiter illustration is featured on the front with Barnes & Barnes logo back-print. Available in your choice of white with black print (just like the original made in 1979) or the all-new black edition with neon pink ink.
Get yours now, exclusively at the Demented Punk Online Store!
“As the world teeters on the brink of doom, Demented Punk gives you exactly what you need… a glorious FISH HEADS Tee Shirt to proudly display your demented perspective anywhere, anytime, and a vinyl reissue of Barnes & Barnes’ debut album, VOOBAHA… No music library should be without it! Yeah!” — ART BARNES
“Demented Punk has released the OTCHY POTCHIEST vinyl album reissue—just in time for its 40th anniversary! 1980’s most wild, funny, confounding, and dastardly comedy-novelty-punk-new wave album from that magical era, “VOOBAHA”… Features the hit song “FISH HEADS” and many more, all mastered from the original analog tapes to sound more 2019 than 2019 could ever sound! An album that was essential in 1980 and perhaps needed now again, more than ever! And you can STILL take your fish head to a free movie!” — ARTIE BARNES