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Happy Music Monday! Sometimes there are songs so weird and trippy that a human being can't possibly make the journey through them alone. Today Scott's the narrator on a voyage through the crazy world of… NARRATOR ROCK!

Lothar And The Hand People - Space Hymn

 

Starts like an '80s video game, ends like a conversation with a first year philosophy student. Lothar takes you from your natural state of consciousness into a- well, hypnotic state isn't exactly the right word, but it's close enough for our purposes, right? Let yourself ascend into the heights of joy that Lothar knows you can reach. Follow Lothar. Lothar knows the path.

Follow us into the dawn, for we shall lead you into the space that exists after this one. Which is a trippy way of saying "See you after the jump?"

Rosko/Pete Hamill - Hardhats and Cops

 

When you think of stereotypical 1960s beatnik information, you think of - which instrument? - the flute. So it goes without saying that the lovely voice of New York DJ Rosko just isn't complete until there's some twiddly flautist laying cool jazz opinions on the social injustices of the day. One might be reminded of that scene in Anchorman if that narrator wasn't there to keep one socially correct.

The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds

 

Like some mix between Jesus Christ Superstar and your kid brother's Halloween record, this narrator doesn't show up until like two minutes in. But this horoscopial treasure is probably still much loved by any DJ who manages to find a copy. Is it in your future? Listen and maybe you'll find out!

The Barbarians - Moulty

 

With the charm of a drunk at the end of the bar, this narrator encourages you to step out and follow your dreams, and also kinda rips off The Troggs at the same time. What's he talking about? Why, it's the drummer's biography! He's talking real talk, people. He's telling the TRUTH.

The Doors - The End

 

Nothing to add here. Jim Morrison's been roasted, parodied, embraced, deified and reviled, but it just plain doesn't get more Doorsy than this. The horror. The horror. And also the organ.

Throw some of your favorite trippy narrator songs into the comments and see what it gets ya. Also Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.

miken927


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Kinda trippy and narratory:


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Woodpecker


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Well, of course:


And while we're on Arlo:

Does this qualify?

unclegomer


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How do you miss Donovan?
http://youtu.be/LmXElrdrJ3U

strawhousepig


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Ladies & gentlemen, the inimitable Alice Donut.

[NSFW] Come Up With Your Hands Out http://youtu.be/EK9S6u5TbUg

[NSFW] Lisa's Father http://youtu.be/092DUlx2hX0

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Sorta surprised that this wasn't in the original post!

Rush - Cygnus X-1

Edit: Changed from embed to link, thumbnail of album cover has a butt on it, might be NSFW for some. Thanks, Rush!

miken927


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Just remembered this haunting number by Black Box Recorder. Gives me the shivers...


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From The Beatles. According to John Lennon, "Lucy" was a nursery school friend of his son, Julian. The song refers to how Julian described a picture he drew of his friend.

The rest of the world says that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds refers to LSD.

(BTW, "Lucy" was a real person. She passed away a few years ago.)



From The Monkees' movie "Head", which was pretty danged trippy and people still wonder what they were all on. But, the music was great.

miken927


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CatCK wrote:From The Monkees' movie "Head", which was pretty danged trippy and people still wonder what they were all on. But, the music was great.



I don't know if he was serious, but I heard an interview with Mickey Dolenz where he said that they named the movie "Head" so that when they came out with another movie it would be billed as "From the band that gave you Head" ...


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miken927 wrote:I don't know if he was serious, but I heard an interview with Mickey Dolenz where he said that they named the movie "Head" so that when they came out with another movie it would be billed as "From the band that gave you Head" ...



I believe it.

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Nights in White Satin, The Moody Blues

dgainey00


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More Zappa, courtesy of the Central Scrutinizer...

dgainey00


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Does The Scooter count as narration?

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Ugh, WHY do you choose this when I'm out of town?! Very little is showing up on this tablet and I'm not sure what others have posted (other than something from Joe's Garage and, I assume, Donovan's Legend of a Girl Child Linda).

OK, so I've been waiting a year and a half to post Creation by the Incredible String Band:


And I don't think anybody posted Bonzo Dog's The Rhinocratic Oaths yet:


I'm sure I'll have something more later in the week, if I can get to an actual computer. Fun!

PS If these are not videos I apologize. Please let me know.