Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Answer Records I'm Not Sure We Really Needed...

...or whose existence I hadn't heretofore even suspected, if truth be told.

In any case, from 1962, please enjoy The Dukays -- featuring a pre-"Duke of Earl" Gene Chandler -- and their response to The Tokens immortal "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".

"Please Help."

As in "Please help, the lion isn't actually asleep and in fact he's trying to eat my foot."

Wow. Pretty dire stuff. To paraphrase Nick Tosches, even though this was a bad record, it's not much of a surprise that it also failed to sell.