Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Surfin Gorilla's Christmas

Surfin Gorilla's Christmas

(Sookman)

Sometimes when Scott Sookman starts talking about his latest idea he will begin channeling what I imagine to be a 60-ish leisure suit-wearing cigar-chomping old school record promoter named Morty. It's eerie. He was wearing this persona when selling the goods (i.e. this song) to the Pop Machine guys.
The idea revolves around a fictional 60's novelty record called "Surfin' Gorilla" which was recorded a few years back. Well, what would be more natural for a quickie follow-up than a Christmas record? Sook put together some new lyrics (personal fave: "Jimmy got a woody, and Suzy got the wax"), pressed the original backing track into service and Voila! Another track for the Pop Machine Christmas catalog.
Following the logic of the concept, we took another sterling Dave Waterbury production and mixed it into mono and then from there into crappy fake stereo. We then added scratchy record sound effects for a true 60's audio verite experience. You're welcome.

Al: Backing vox, Chimes
Sook: Lead & backing vox, percussion
Dave: Guitar, bass, drums, gorilla

3 Comments:

Blogger JohnnyLeed said...

Sounds like the Beach Boys demos they scrape together for boxed sets. You have captured the 60's sound! I love it!

Now you just need to do a 60's car song in the same style, then I'll REALLY love it...

Little GTO....

8:27 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Yes, but I'm such a smart ass I would only find it funny if we did a song about a car that didn't even remotely deserve to have a car song written about it.

The most obvious candidate would be the Edsel, but they stopped making that in 1960. How about a tribute to Ralph Nader's favorite, the Corvair? Or the Nash Rambler? Or The Studebaker Golden Hawk? I got a million of 'em.

3:57 AM  
Anonymous Neil H. said...

Would the Yugo be too obvious?

1:39 PM  

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