The name and artist may not be familiar, but I defy anyone not to smile in recognition at "Rye Bread". It was a composition that Edd Kalehoff conceived in the '70s as background music for the game show classic "The Price Is Right". It's not surprising why some of Kalehoff's cues are still in use today - they're much more imaginative and groovy than mere background music needs to be. "Rye Bread"'s peppy arrangement is fantastic (dig those drum fills!), and it never fails to put me in a goofy, "avocado pant suit" kinda mood.
The 50s exotica standard performed "au moderne" on just two ARP synths and two Hammond organs, recorded live. And while it pales in comparison to the seminal Leroy Holmes version, it's the perfect background music to your next hip Laurence Welk luau.
from Akaka Falls: Explore Hawaii With Organs and Synthesizers ("R" Own)
Progressive MOR Punk with hints of Steely Dan and Zappa influence anyone? Don't worry, give it a try, it's fun. not many songs contain the line 'Holy Sausages' sung a la the Beach Boys do they? The important thing here for me is that the whole never comes across as self conciously 'wacky'.