The Kings of Oblivion

Big Fish Popcorn

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According to the liner notes, Big Fish Popcorn was the last of a lost 1967 double LP made by Mario "Fat Man" Vanzetti (guitar, bass, vocals, piano, organ, harpsichord, saxophone, and clarinet) and Helmo "Hairdo" Hudson (drums, marimba, glockenspiel, woodblocks, vibraphone, vocals, and piano) in the back of an auto shop. There were songs called "Herman's Helmet," "Liquidy Headbox," "The House That Zit Built," and "Baby Smells (Of Sand)," and they sounded like the absolute worst of Frank Zappa or Ween, unforgivingly obsessed with appalling melody slurs, interstitial dialogue, and lyrics like, "I want to smell your tires." The fact that it was, in reality, a 1987 pop prank by Jakko M. Jakszyk (64 Spoons, Level 42) and Gavin Harrison (Renaissance) only made it all the more inspiring.