Weird Inspiration for a Song Cycle

If you’re of a certain age, you might remember the kinds of ads that appeared in the back of comic books. There were offers for X-Ray Spex, Sea Monkeys, Charles Atlas workout regimes, how to be taller, ant farms. These ads were the Sky Mall of their day.

I remember the ad for Darling Pet Munkee, which promised a monkey, dressed in a little suit, for less than $20.  So do the people in a garage-punk band called Darling Pet Munkee.  They love those ads so much that they’ve decided to release a series of songs based on nothing but those old ads.  Expect a song a month from these people.

(Via Boing Boing)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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