TSOM05: Stranger than Fiction: Real Music by Not-Real Artists

busterFor this episode, the TSOM panel are joined by the wonderfully elegant Matthew Linder as they search out the worst recordings by fictional artists. Spawned by a brainstorm that involved doing an entire episode on the California Raisins, it turns out the California Raisins were way too damn talented for this show. Tonight, we’re joined by ghosts, aliens, monsters, an evangelizing rabbit, and, naturally, Jenna Elfman. No singing fruits or vegetables and, sorry, no MC Skat Kat.



Show notes:

Voices: J. Wyrick, S. Bennett, C. Allred, B. Collier and special guest Matthew Linder.

Intro music contains elements of M.Barnacle’s “Erase That” (used with permission), contains elements from Earles and Jensen, the Fat Boys, Kid Koala, Johnny Adams, Biggie Smalls coughing up something nasty, Larry and Tommy. Arranged by TSOM’s Jeff.

1:35: Intros
2:41: Stunning Matt headshot
4:55: The Gang of Ghosts ‘Quarter’ “Gang of Ghost Quarter” (Kids Stuff Records, 1980)
7:35: The Panel discusses “Gang of Ghost Quarter”
8:52: Cray taps into his pun reserve
10:22: Sam suggest we set another goal that we won’t achieve
11:47: “No, not naked…NOT NAKED!”
11:52: Cast of Dharma and Greg, “Hanky Panky” (from the episode “She’s with the Band”, 1997)
12:34: “I really saw him, I really really saw him…” See full performance HERE
13:00: The spirit of Jenna Elfman appears to the panel
13:01: The panel discusses “Hanky Panky”
14:40: “Quirky bass player gets ’em every time”
15:23: Elm Street Group “Do the Freddie” (RIC Records, 1987)
17:47: The Panel discusses “Do the Freddie”
19:00: Cray is being condescending and Jeff doesn’t pick up on it
19:31: Blake goes on a nerd-raid!
20:37: Alf “You’re the One that’s Out of This World” (from the episode: “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, 1986)

23:50: The Panel discusses “You’re the One that’s Out of This World”
24:30: The solo section saves it for Jeff
26:42: Sam mails it in again
26:55: Rappin’ Rabbit’s “Any Friend of Jesus is a Friend of Mine” (Brentwood, 1990)
29:45: The panel carefully discusses “Any Friend fo Jesus is a Friend of mine”
31:40: No offense to Mr. Green
33:12: Blake can’t resist the Night Ranger drop
34:30: The Panel discusses the “Stinky Pinky” honors for the night
36:00: 4/5 votes for the “Gang of Ghost Quarter”
36:18: Matthew buckles in for a lightning round…also goes 4/5
36:40: Quick outro

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