I like novelty songs, but even more fun is when the band realizes that their 15 mins are up they go to the well again with nothing new and we get a shadow of the one hit that is quickly forgotten. For instance The Royal Guardsman did Snoopy and the Red Barron that followed the popularity of Peanuts in music form. The timing was perfect then they basically revamped it for the holidays and called the new song Snoopy Christmas and that was that. Other examples are Bobby Boris Picket’s Monster Holiday. He wasn’t content to have the top Halloween hit and wanted to go Christmas carol. I only wish Rankin Bass made this song into one of those stop animated specials so kids could enjoy it for the next 40 years (Christmas music and TV has been completely hijacked by baby boomers). Let’s not forget Meri Wilson’s Telephone Man about a woman seducing one, this girl had quite the libido when she does it all again in the song Peter The Meter Reader it’s on youtube. You gotta love the 70s and women’s lib. Yesterday I learned that The Devil Went Down To Georgia has a sequel titled The Devils Comes Back To Georgia which is nearly indistinguishable.
What brought this on was I was listening to The Buoys 8 track and after hearing that cannibalism song Timothy, was hoping they’d make a few sequels themselves like being trapped in a space shuttle and having to consume Tim again, or stuck in a submarine in the bottom of the ocean eyeing him hungrily, how about getting accidentally locked in the car. I don’t know what happened to the band but if I see them on an Indian casino tour opening for Terry Jacks I’ll be pitching these ideas to them. This song is long overdue.