A Casual History of the Parody Song – Laser Time #413

Laser Time’s favorite parodist, Dan Amrich of Palette-Swap Ninja, has a new superhero-inspired project to chat about called Hero Falls, so we’re using that as a springboard to talk about the history of the song parody! It’s a musical journey through the ages as we explore the beautiful offspring of comedy and music in a time before Weird Al, and baybay, you’re invited!


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4 thoughts on “A Casual History of the Parody Song – Laser Time #413

  1. Tom Leher is amazing, please listen to more of his music.

    I was hoping Dan would talk about him even more.

    Oh, Also great podcast and now I gotta look into Hero Falls

  2. You might be interested in the New Zealand/Australian novelty songwriter and comedian John Clarke and his alias Fred Dagg. He was active between, as far as I can tell, 1975 and 2015 but in his later years just did TV comedy. His most famous songs are The Gumboot Song [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tAWwqKNI7g], and We Don’t Know How Lucky We Are [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwgHGeGxlus]. These tracks probably won’t make a lot of sense to anyone who isn’t familiar with his comedy routines or any local New Zealand politics, but I hope you get something out of it.

  3. That song I’ve heard on the simpsons was/is a parody song?! Hello Mudda, Hello Fatha?! Mind. Blown.

  4. To steal a line from Patrice O’’Neal, Alan Sherman is so Jewish he still has Pyramid brick dust on his fingers

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