Funny Aminals (yes, it's supposed to be spelled like that) is a Progressive Rock
band consisting of cartoonist Isaac Baranoff
and a computer synthesizer.
The music of Funny Aminals is roughly comparable to the works of Frank Zappa
and Captain Beefheart
. Baranoff describes his music as a fusion of chamber music, Jazz
, and rock.
- Life's an Obscure Hobo Bumming a Ride on the Omnibus of Art LP (July 2, 2013; deleted/out of print)
- Vengeance Is Mine! LP (August 18, 2013, released for free here)
- Hell Is For Politicians EP (September 18, 2013, released for free here)
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari alternate score (October 25, 2013, released for free here
- Nosferatu alternate score (October 29, 2013, released for free here)
This band and its music provides examples of:
- Creator Thumbprint: Obligatory stoner references. The song titles "Bong Toking Monkeys From Hell" and "I'm Way Too Stoned To Drive To The Devil's House".
- Genre Roulette: "Fear" is a avant-garde piece with a bunch of sound effects, and "Stampeding Cattle Through The Vatican" is basically distorted Heavy Metal guitar feedback.
- Sampling: Funny Aminals' free releases contain a bunch of these:
- Shout-Out: The song and album titles are mostly Shout Outs. In addition to the Grandma's Boy reference above and the name of the band (see below), other Shout Outs include:
- A Bucket of Blood is where the Obscure Hobo album title comes from.
- Blue Velvet resulted in the song title "Here's To Your Fuck, Frank"
- "Stampeding Cattle Through The Vatican" is a quote from Blazing Saddles
- "The Van Was Last Seen Headed To Your Momma's Bedroom" is a line from a Up In Smoke deleted scene.
- On Vengeance, the song title "Blow Me Where The Pampers Is" is from PCU, and the album title, Vengeance Is Mine!, is the title of a Mike Hammer book.
- The album title Hell Is For Politicians is a parody of the Pat Benatar song "Hell Is For Children".
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: the band name. Is actually the title of a comic book anthology which featured works by Robert Crumb, Terry Zwigoff, and the first appearance of Art Spiegelman's Maus.