I spent a good part of my youth tuning into Dr. Demento's radio show and still remember when Weird Al broke out with "Eat It." I still love the old Spike Jones, Allan Sherman, and Steve Martin recordings, too.
It used to be popular to spin a few of these discs with friends over and novelty/comedy artists were known by everyone. Seems quaint in the Internet era, doesn't it? But it was a lot of fun at the time.
Also a bit strange to see Weird Al as today's elder statesman of the genre. He deserves it, but he was just a kid having a good time when I became a fan. It would be nice to have a few others - so much of popular culture is deadly serious these days. Even comic books are treated like sacred texts. Where's the levity, camp, and fun? Does everything have to be so earnest? So much deserves to be poked fun at in today's culture. They've even sucked the humor out of Batman and James Bond. For shame.
So, are there any other novelty/comedy aficianados on Head-Fi?
Edited by Uncle Erik - 4/22/11 at 11:50pm