This is a relatively unprecedented mid-week post, bringing back last year’s Halloween tune. This is in my humble opinion the greatest slice of Halloween garage punk ever created, and it was a throwaway for a movie soundtrack. Ain’t that a bitch?
I hope you dig it and I’ll be back on Friday with something groovy (and new).
Originally posted 10/30/2008
Little Tibia & the Fibias
I wasn’t planning on posting again this week, but I got my hands on something cool and couldn’t let Halloween pass without posting it.
I’ve been a fan of Rankin & Bass’s ‘Mad Monster Party’ since I was a kid, when it was an annual event of sorts on Channel 5 in NYC.
Back in the day, when I was hanging out on the pageboy, fuzztone, granny glasses scene, I began to notice on part of that movie in particular (and if you scope out the picture above, you’ll know why).
Right there, in the middle of ‘Mad Monster Party’, was a smoking number by what I consider to be the greatest ‘fake’ band of all time, Little Tibia and the Fibias.
When I say “fake band” I refer only to the fact that the band was created especially for the movie (and the fact that the ‘band’ we’re referring to is in fact an animated/reanimated group of skeletal punks). There’s obviously a real band making the music. Unfortunately – aside from vague, unsourced rumors that Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers may have been involved – the identity of the real life performers has been buried in the sands of time.
That, my friends, is a goddamn shame, because as will be demonstrated when you extract the ones and zeros from the interwebs, ‘The Mummy’ is a wild ass-kicker of the first order.
You get the pounding drums, the combo organ, and a vocal that sounds like the singers were good and drunk.
And the words!
“Mad mummy dance!
He’s in a trance!
All wrapped up in himself tonight!
It’s the mummy!’
Oh, hell yes!
If this was a real 45, recorded by a “real” band, people would be kicking each other to death trying to get their hands on a copy. As it stands, the only place this was ever released was on the soundtrack to ‘Mad Monster Party’. ‘The Mummy’ is so good that I’ve often considered taking it and having a dub plate made to DJ with.
For now, just download, pop the song on the MP3 delivery system of your choice, and let it rip.