VARIOUS ARTISTS Gumby (1989)

Gumby (1989)
Obscure Tribute To That Big Green Rubbery Guy

One of our commenters mentioned this ancient artifact from the 20th Century and we thought it might be fun to post it, if only for the Beatles re-write by Flo & Eddie (The Turtles/The Mothers) that captures the fab’s psych years in a rich parody of/homage to “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “I Am The Walrus” (“all we are saying, is give Gumby a chance”). There’s some other fun stuff here as well, including Dweezil & Moon Unit Zappa’s original tribute, Sly & Robbie, Jonathan Richman and even Francis Albert’s kid, Frank Sinatra, Jr., taking an extremely weak swing at the show’s theme song (the kid never really had the chops). All but three of the contributions are original compositions. Amazon.


DWEEZIL and MOON UNIT ZAPPA (In Love) With You Gumby (3:42)
EDDIE WADE Concrete and Clay (3:40)
BRAVE COMBO Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya (2:24)
DONNA McELROY Bend Me, Shape Me (4:37)
SLY and ROBBIE Gumby, We Love You (4:30)
JOHNATHAN RICHMAN I Like Gumby (2:57)
BRAVE COMBO Pokey’s Polka (3:03)
RICK SCHULMAN The Ballad Of Gumby (4:08)
FLO and EDDIE We All Are Gumby (6:01)
FRANK SINATRA, JR. The Gumby Heart Song (Original TV Theme) (3:06)

6 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    November 2, 2011 - 09:02 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    Colin H from Cambridge, Canada
    November 2, 2011 - 09:29 | Permalink

    Oh, this laugh should help even more than my pain meds today! Thanks!

    • 3
      Willard
      November 2, 2011 - 09:43 | Permalink

      I’m saving my pain meds for 5CDs of Smile.

      • 4
        Visions
        November 2, 2011 - 11:47 | Permalink

        Mine arrived by post today. At the time I purchased, the cheapest Deluxe Smile Box was from Amazon-Canada (the price has gone up since). Dunno why it was so low. My question: Is there anyone who is seriously invested (emotionally) in Smile who does NOT have zillions of versions of it already? I mean, Sea of Tunes put out a ton, Vigotone put out the classic version and then a remake, even the Beach Boys box set, from way back when, essentially strung together a “Smile album” in the middle of the box. Not to mention Linear Zap and numerous others.

        Oh well, what am I saying? I bought the damn thing.

  • 5
    Ace K
    November 2, 2011 - 11:00 | Permalink

    Amazingly I actually received this on cassette as a gift way back when. Definitely worth a listen.

    Great site.

    Ace K.

  • 6
    Joe
    November 2, 2011 - 12:59 | Permalink

    This looks crazy. And good. Crazy good.

    Thanks!

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