Friday, October 01, 2010


How do you follow a debut 4-disk (plus bonus disk) boxed-set album? By not even putting out an album, but an on-line musical game.

The Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra first graced our pages years ago when I wrote: "
I don't detect anything particularly satanic about this good-natured band, nor are there any puppets in evidence. For that matter, it's not much of an orchestra - one man largely handles the music, a "mad scientist" whose robot creation sings lead. Therefore, it's the perfect name for this bizarre, funny bit of musical dada."

Their latest project is a multiple choice Name That Tune game, featuring hilariously devolved covers of pop hits, performed as only a mad scientist and his random-sense-of-pitch singing robot can perform them. Thanks to the SPO themselves, we offer here EXCLUSIVE!!! mp3s of some of the songs featured in the game. Otherwise, there are no downloads (yet).

Who did the originals of...

Blaze of Glory - with toy piano!
Werewolves of London (It is getting to be Hollow-Weenie time)
I Can't Go For That
Where Is my Mind

Are there prizes if you guess correctly? Why, of course - you win the greatest gift of all. No, not love: free mp3s of weird music! What more could you want?!

There's plenty more good listening on the three (soon to be four games) that are up now. Thanx to Professor J. and SPO-20!


Tyler Hewitt said...

THe originals:
Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi
Werewolves of London -Warren Zevon
I Can't Go For That-Hall & Oates
Where Is my Mind-The Pixies

Dat Big Cheeze said...

Blaze Of Glory - Bon Jovi?
Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
Where Is My Mind - Pixies?

Anonymous said...

I saw them perform name that tune at a trivia night in San Diego.

Fun times, nice guy, nicer robot.

Mr Fab said...

I never would have guessed Bon Jovi as I know nothing about them. But you guys did - my readers surprise me again!

C. Margery Kempe said...

I LOVE that version of Werewolves -- just heard it on BBC Radio 6. Wonderful!