September 10, 2009

Mod-A-Day: King Dapper Combo

I suppose this post should have been hold until Halloween since it's about a band that seems to have a Halloween fetish. The King Dapper Combo started out in 1991 as a novelty act, and nearly two decades later they are a much more polished novelty act. And I mean that in the best possible sense. After years of playing trade shows and amusement parks, and releasing several DIY records, the Combo has perfected the party garage band sound, complete with acordion. Take the song here, the Wild One is probably one of their wildest. Think a blender full of The Bobby Fuller Four, Mojo Nixon, Elvis, and of course Bobby Picket (with just a dash of the irreverence of the Dead Milk Men). How can you not like such a musical smoothie?

King Dapper Combo -- Wild One

King Dapper Combo -- Go Go Gorilla