About Robert Lund and Spaff.com
Robert Lund has assaulted radio listeners for over two decades with hundreds (thousands?) of song parodies. Radio legend Dr. Demento calls Robert "one of the 21st Century's most skilled and prolific parody performers." The Salt Lake Tribune named him "Utah's king of the song parody" (which we'll assume was meant as a compliment).
Award-winning* lyricist M. Spaff Sumsion (aka Spaff.com) started stalking Robert around a decade ago and won't leave him alone. The pair's songs have wound up all over virtual and terrestrial radio, from various Morning Zoos to YouTube to NPR. "Since 2005," says Dr. Demento, "the Lund-Sumsion collaboration has landed more new song parodies by far on the Dr. Demento Show than any other artist." (For those keeping score at home, that number is 64.)
Robert and Spaff have collaborated on four CDs, all of which are available here in the FuMP Store:
Spaff.com Presents The Best of Robert Lund is the definitive collection of Robert and Spaff's work together. It includes the viral sensation (and The FuMP's most-downloaded song) "99 Words for Boobs," Dr. Demento hits "I Got Crabs from Darth Vader" (23 shows and counting) and "Save Me, Obama" (the #1 song of 2009), Amiright.com's Song of the Year "Shakespearean Pie," and shloads more. It boasts liner notes by Dr. Demento himself and includes two different covers (one by the great Luke Ski).
Elves Gone Wild! is a collection of a decade's worth of Robert Lund Christmas parodies (and a few non-holiday bonus tracks). Its 20 songs (13 with lyrics by Spaff) include perennial Dr. Demento favorites "I Want Some Plastic Surgery for Christmas" and "Police Nabbed My Dad" and the FuMP song "Nuttin' But Spam." "Twelve Utah Christmases" and Robert's cover of "Ding! Fries Are Done" are holiday staples on Utah radio. Mistletunes.com ranks the CD "right up there with Bob Rivers' comedy classics."
Workin' the Glory is a tribute to all things bright and Utah-ful. Among its 17 song parodies (14 written by Spaff) are "Man! I Feel Like a Mormon!," "Living in the Maternity Ward" (a parody of "Material Girl"), and the Mormon viral hit "A Few of the Testimonies." The CD also includes "Give a Talk at the Fireside" (a parody of the unholy "Walk on the Wild Side"), with which, says the usually snarky Salt Lake City Weekly, "Robert Lund hits a referential homer."
Politicked Off! is a collection of songs for those who love (or love to hate) politics. Its 15 parodies (11½ by Spaff) include seven that have aired on the Dr. Demento Show, including the "Funny Five" hits "Iranian Uranium," "Here I Am with President Romney," and "My Men's Room Date's a Senator." "Senator," along with "50 Ways to Lose Your Luggage," "Capitol Hill," and "Kiss This! (Hey IRS)" have also been featured here on The FuMP.
*Taco Bell Employee of the Month (Runner-Up), June, 2008.
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