Beatnik Fly & Psychedelic Worm

Johnny and the Hurricanes had one shtick: take a public domain tune and give it the yakety-sax treatment. Here are two of the more outlandish instances.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue May 03, 2016
     Category: Music | Homages, Pastiches, Tributes and Borrowings | Psychedelic | 1950s | 1960s

The fly one I've heard but the worm thing, not even once (fortunately).
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/03/16 at 10:19 AM
Cute concept. Not to my taste, but since they didn't create it under a government grant, more power to them. (Caveat: I recently had to listen to an hour of Serbian Techo-Folk because I lost a bet, so I'm going to be fairly immune to weird music for a while.)
Posted by Phideaux on 05/03/16 at 02:44 PM
You poor baby! There's losing a bet and then there's inhuman torture!
As far as the music above, nope!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/03/16 at 08:38 PM
According to the Wikipedia article, an obscure band called the Beatles once opened for Johnny and the Hurricanes.
Posted by ges on 05/03/16 at 09:47 PM
Q: Which is your favorite beatle?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/04/16 at 12:27 AM
Another public domain tune given this treatment was "Bonnie Came Back", by the great Duane Eddy. I think I remember a long drum solo in it, too.
Posted by Fritz G on 05/04/16 at 08:05 AM
At least the Green Mosquito had mosquito sound effects:
Posted by S.Norman on 05/04/16 at 09:15 AM
It wasn't all that bad. Well maybe it was, but it didn't take very long to get through. Fun to play for the band I suppose.
I'll give it a 5 Dick. Good to dance to, but I couldn't understand the lyrics.
Posted by GFinKS on 05/05/16 at 02:54 PM
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