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Bonzo Dog Doodah Band
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Chuck McCann
Consortium Of Genius
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Dr. Elmo
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Frank Crumit
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Henry Phillips
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Hot Waffles
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Jef Jaisun
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John Mammoser
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Leonard Nimoy
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Luke Ski
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Lurlene The Trailer Court Queen
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Mancow
  In The Kingdom Of The Blind
The Mighty Tubadours
Mike Nobel
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Mr. Zipp
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Neil Hamburger
The Perch
    What Hatched?!?
Power Salad
  force doesn't work on a crustacean
Raymond & Scum
Roto Rooter Goodtime Cristmas Band
    Retro Rooter
Run C&W
  Into the Twangy-First Century
Stairways to Heaven
Spike Jones
  The Radio Years Vol. 1
  TREATISE ON REISSUES
  Musical Depreciation Revue, and Spiked!
Sudden Death
  Unplugged
Symfunny Orchestra
  Classik on Toys
Tim Cavanagh
  Sounds Like Fun
  The One Minute Song, Volume 1
Throwing Toasters
    burnt
Travesty, Ltd.
  Teen Comedy Party
Various Artists
    EMI COMEDY CLASSICS
    Roaring Twenties The Original Recordings
    Various Artists 1927 - 1947
Wammo
    Faster Than The Speed Of Suck
"Weird Al" Yankovic
  Running with Scissors
    a second opinion

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Nummy Muffin Cocoa Butter

Raymond & Scum mini album
Reviewed April 6, 1999 by Eric Houg

All four of these songs are well played and sung, with professional quality sound, except maybe the occasional AC hum in quiet passages.  The album is a 4-song homemade CD-R thingy with full CD tray inserts and stuff, but no pretty pictures.

(Nobody Loves The) Comedy Band
No song until now has described the comedy band situation so well.  Yeah, when was the last time a radio station went novelty?  The comedy section in the music store is nowhere to be found.  This band is staying the course with their "boing" and "doink" enhanced music.  And it rocks.

Scooby Dooby Blues
I thought the Scooby Doo TV show was kind of dorky, so I figured I wouldn't care for this song either.  Wrong.  I chuckled, enjoyed the lyrics, and the song rocks too.

Ode To Debi
(To be confused with the Throwing Toasters song "Debbie" with a similar subject.)  It's about a guy who wants to get back together with a girl named Debi, although the odds of that happening are extremely bad.  It's amusing for the number of words that almost rhyme with Debi.  The basic song idea is similar to Weird Al's "You Don't Love Me Anymore".  The music is plodding heavy rock sound.

Surf Monster, U.S.A.
I guess the funny thing about this is the sci-fi creepy surf monster idea mixed with the woo-ee-oo surf music sound.

Songs ranked best to worst
(Nobody Loves The) Comedy Band
Scooby Dooby Blues
Ode To Debi
Surf Monster, U.S.A.

Raymond & Scum website:
http://www.raymondandscum.com/