Comedy Music in the Vein of Tenacious D and The Lonely Island

I don’t really care about Weird Al, Flight of the Conchordes, TMBG, or other comedy rock groups, but love The D (who I saw nine days ago, at Bonnaroo. They were amazing) and The Lonely Island to ridiculous degrees. I can’t find any other artists or groups I’d group with their over the top and slightly sophomoric humor, though. Anyone else have any suggestions?

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Hmmm… try The Dead Milkmen. They’re defunct but they have reams of funny music. They’re punk not rock like the D. But hilarious.

Have you every heard Zappa’s “Billy The Mountain”?

GWAR is about as over the top and sophomoric there is.

And Crotchduster.

Albany, NY’s Blotto has been spoofing various genres for like 30 years now. Check out Metal Head, I Quit and of the crowd and karaoke pleaser I Wanna Be A Lifeguard.

Terrific musicianship, great songwriting, excellent lyrics that are both mocking and tributary, and hooks for days.

Stephen Lynch is worth a look. His stuff is a little too “frat humor” for my tastes, but there’s some laughs to be had.

She sings a variety of songs, all the way from light-hearted to downright grim, but Tori Amos can throw in a giggler now and then.

Her “I Want to Kill This Waitress” cracks me up everytime.

The Arrogant Worms. They’re Canadian, and some of their stuff is understandable only to Canadians, but most of it would be funny to anyone. Song samples are available on their website, and I’ve found them before on Youtube.

The Bonzo Dog Band, for the best comic rock music ever recorded.

Spike Jones and his City Slickers are great, though not rock.

There’s also Martin Mull (he’s known as an actor now, but he did some incredibly funny work on his first couple of albums).

I agree with Blotto, but they’re not doing new songs any more. Their old stuff is still great, though.

Check out the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse if you’re into metal at all…the music is great and the songs are funny. I’ve heard lots of punk bands with an affinity for over the top sophomoric humor – maybe The Dickies, The Vandals, or the Descendants?

If you’d like a folky approach… Garfunkel & Oates are pretty dang hilarious.

You might recognize Oates (Kate Micucci) from her stint as the Ukelele player on Scrubs.

Great stuff, but I don’t think that’s what the OP is looking for.

To use an analogy, he’s looking for Andrew Dice Clay, and you’re suggesting Woody Allen.

I’m not as familiar with either Tenacious D or The Lonely Island as I ought to be, so I don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, but when I think of sophomoric, over the top rock, I think of The Darkness, of Trip Shakespeare’s song “Toolmaster (of Brainerd),” and, of course, the Tap!

Thanks, everyone. I’ll check the artists out that I’m not familiar with.

I love Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Nellie McKay, et al. Female singer songwriters are my favorite broad genre of music, and if they have a quirky sense of humor that shows in their songs, all the better. I don’t think I’d put them in the same category as Jack Black or Andy Samberg, though.

GWAR is *too *over the top and sophomoric. They actually played the same Bonnaroo that Tenacious D did, but I skipped on them. Generally speaking, the more gimmicky an artist, the less interested in them I am.

If you want a rockabilly vibe, there’s always the excellent New Duncan Imperials. Check out a live acoustic version of Running With A Fork In My Mouth or this video I just made for I’m Schizophrenic (No I’m Not).

You might also recognize them from the dinner I had with them this past Thursday night here in Chicago after their Comedy Death Ray show. Oh wait… maybe that hasn’t made national news yet. :slight_smile:

I was actually coming into this thread to suggest them. They’re more folky but they can be pretty raunchy w/ the comedy.

I really did have dinner w/ them the other night (my wife and I were lucky enough to win the chance to do so) and they were absolute sweethearts.

I hate you with the heat of a thousand suns. You have made an enemy this day…

OK, you probably don’t have to worry about any vengence, but I will be sending jealous vibes your way.

Jon LaJoie has made a few songs parodying various music genres, most notably Show Me Your Genitals and Pop Song.

Well, you can give Corky and the Juice Pigs a try. If you can find their albums, that is; I have Pants on CD, but can’t find their first one. Tenacious D has covered a song or two of theirs.

They were on MadTV a few times. Here’s “Eskimo” and “REMember”.