Monday, October 29, 2007

Spike Jones Jr. Gets It From His Papa

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Iconic 1950s comedic bandleader Spike Jones didn’t just leave behind a legacy, he passed down some lighthearted habits to his son Spike Jones Jr., too.

That’s the note being sung by Jones Jr. who has just finished producing a DVD set of his dad’s greatest music, comedic parodies, and TV appearances titled Spike Jones: The Legend.

Jones Jr. says his father – who was leader of the upbeat band The City Slickers – passed down his love of music to him, and the ability to make silly sound effects to timeless tunes.

Jones Jr. explains, “Sometimes I’ll find myself adding weird sound effects to Celine Dion songs. Lately, I’ve been doing it to Justin Timberlake’s music. My sisters and I have decided that the silly sound effects are just a hereditary thing!”

Jones Jr. says he’s been a “fan of Spike Jones” since he was born, and recalls the times when Spike Sr. would hold band practice at their family home.

He says, “It was so cool to have my dad and a bunch of the funniest guys around playing in our living room. Our house was all the rage in the neighborhood. When I went to play at other kids’ houses I was like, ‘Why isn’t there a band in your living room?’”

Spike Jones: The Legend is available on DVD tomorrow (Oct. 30).

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