Homer & Jethro

Homer & Jethro Strike Back

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The country musical comedy duo of Homer & Jethro skewer a dozen ballads and popular songs in this hilarious, long-out-of-print record made for RCA Camden in the height of their popularity, which lasted for decades. Decades later many of the original songs they spoofed on this session have long since been forgotten, but whether or not one knows the initially composed lyrics, the musicianship and the silliness of their satirical vocals hold up very well. Highlights include one of their biggest hits, "The Battle of Kookamonga" (a riotous remake of "The Battle of New Orleans" with a scout group spying on girls swimming in the nude), "Oh, My Pappy," and the equally amusing "Does the Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Overnight)." Homer & Jethro rank among the greats of musical parody, and their albums, such as this compilation, are well worth searching through used record stores, websites, and rummage sales to acquire.