Eban Schletter is a phenomenal musician who writes parody and comedy songs for television, commercials (and his own amusement). He had quite a fun #Fave5 songs!
THE ADOLESCENTS “Kids Of The Black Hole”
The Adolescents are from So Cal...Fullerton! Adolescents was one of the first hardcore punk albums to be widely distributed throughout the United States and became one of the best-selling California hardcore albums of its time. The band never toured in support of it and broke up four months after it was released in 1981.
SPIKE JONES “Cocktails For Two”
Spike Jones was a radio smash recording classical songs as satyrical parodies. A railroad restaurant chef taught him how to use pots and pans, forks, knives and spoons as musical instruments. He played a lot in pit orchestras but became bored playing the same music each night...so he started parodying standard songs with other musicians for their own enjoyment and recorded their weekly performances...which eventually led to Spike Jones and The City Slickers getting a recording contract with RCA.
HECTOR BERLIOZ “Dies Irae”
Herctor turned his back on a career in medicine to follow his passion for music. He composed works that showcased the innovativeness and search for expression that were the hallmarks of Romanticism. He produced several operas, but had to rely on his writing job as a music critic to make ends meet..but found himself feeling artistically frustrated since he wasn't working on his own art. For an artist who defined the Romanticism period musically, he sure was lonely. His first marriage didn't last, his second wife passed away, and his only child died.
THE RESIDENTS “Whoopy Snorp”
These guys figured out technology early! They produced A LOT of music... 78 albums, 39 compilations, and 41 Singles/EPs.
SHERMAN BROS & BURL IVES “On The Front Porch”
From the musical Summer Magic, out of all the songs in the show, this was Richard Sherman's favorite.