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Music / Big Daddy

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Big Daddy is a comedy cover band. Their gimmick is that they were a rock-and-roll band whose plane crashed during a USO tour in 1959. When they were "rescued" in the 1970s, their manager handed them contemporary songs to play, but they only knew the style of the 1950s. Leads to some hilarious covers, like "Super Freak" done as a tender love ballad, or the Star Wars theme performed as a Surf Guitar piece.

Big Daddy provides examples of:

  • Cover Version: Everything the band does, including a song-for-song remake of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: Big Daddy recorded an EP as "The Benzedrine Monks of Santo Domonica," which reworked several contemporary rock songs (like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy") as Gregorian chants.
  • Retraux: Their shtick, covering newer songs In the Style of The '50s music. Their Star Wars cover sounds like something straight out of The Ventures' repertoire.
  • Studio Chatter: Their cover of "Every Breath You Take" begins with with someone yelling in a high-pitched voice "That does it, I'm calling the police!"