Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kazoo Industry Hits High Note During Recession

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The kazoo industry may be one of the only businesses not taking a blow in this tough economy.

Stephen Murray is the president of Kazoobie, Inc., a Florida- based company that sells kazoos of all colors and sizes.

Murray says the kazoo business is booming despite the recession because kazoos are “cheap and easy entertainment.”

He notes that the same thing happened during the Great Depression, when the novelty instrument saw a major spike in sales.

A standard plastic kazoo is only about $2 a pop and “anyone age 7 to 70” can learn to play it instantly, humming everything from rap to showtunes.

Murray also offers an upgraded “electric kazoo” for just $19.99, which can be plugged into an amplifier for maximum sound.

He says the kazoo has been used by musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton on tracks, which validates the noisemaker.

The kazoo can also keep Americans patriotic during trying times since it’s one of the only instruments born and bred in the U.S.A.

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