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Friday, December 7, 2007

Novelty comes of age

Its a crazy post modern world we live in and novelty songs are nothing new. The difference is that these days they seem to stick. From Dick in Box to Thou Shalt Always Kill these songs have been lingering around and received more praise than anything Rolf Harris ever did.

This shift has given me an excuse to rave about two great shows who integrate music in different ways. Flight of the Concords is on HBO and features two New Zealand folk singers struggling to make it in the Big Apple. Each episode contains at least two comic tinged songs which relate in someway to the narrative. They have recently released an EP with a number of standout song from the first season. Find one of my personal favorites below.

Flight of the Concords - Business Time

The other show I wanted to big up is 30 Rock which is about to start screening down under. On US screens this show is now into its second season and is pretty damn funny especially for NBC. The show is set behind the scenes of a fictional weekly sketch show and stars Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan. To add to the confusion Tracy Morgan plays a character on the show called Tracy Jordan who is basically a slightly amped up version of his real persona. Find below a bizarre 80's novelty single Tracy Jordon recorded for the show.

Tracy Jordan - Werewolf Bar Mitzvah!

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