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SONG PARODY ALBUM NAMED 'BEST NOVELTY/COMEDY CD'

AT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS

 

[Worcester, Mass., November 10, 2004] -- It has been called "the Grammy awards for the rest of us", an annual international competition for indie musicians which culminates in a grand ceremony every fall in Los Angeles. It is the juggernaut known as the Just Plain Folks Awards ( www.JPFolks.org) , and this November 7, Massachusetts funnyband FIG was awarded the JPF " Best Novelty/Comedy CD " for its album, Monkey Bismuth.

The mysterious studio band, headed by award-winning Worcester-based writer/filmmaker/very strange individual Robert Newton, recorded the 13-song collection of song parodies and original tunes as a "testament to the perpetual delay of full adulthood" and not the "completion of unspecified work release requirements" as previously rumored in the tabloids.

"It's an honor just to be nominated," said Newton, during his sleepless, 3-day, celebratory Dr. Pepper and Marshmallow Peeps bender, "but it's an even bigger honor to win." He then proceeded to howl incessantly as he gave himself over to some sort of continuous full-body spasm, which he later explained was his Special Victory Dance.


The album features the "Dr. Demento Show" favorite "Roadkill" (featured in the indie comedy Rutland U.S.A.) , as well as the dead-on Meat Loaf parody, "I'd Do Anything For Lunch (Or A Little Snack)".


Next up for FIG... Mock Me Amadeus , the soundtrack for the upcoming film, Remaking History .

 

More information about Monkey Bismuth (including lyrics, song clips and ordering information) can be found at www.MonkeyBismuth.com . Requests for review copies and interviews should be made by e-mailing klaus@charter.net or phoning (508) 363-2700.

 

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