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2012-03-23
Moneyshot Cosmonauts Mad Men World 
#MadWorld meets #MadMen

That's the Twitter version. Here's the non-ADHD version:

Season 5 of AMC's Mad Men premieres Sunday night after a hiatus of nearly a year and a half. Hallelujah.

The song used in Mad Men's opening title sequence is an edited version of RJD2's backing track for Aceyalone's "A Beautiful Mine," which samples percussion from Bernard "Pretty" Purdie's "Heavy Soul Slinger" and strings from Enoch Light's "Autumn Leaves," which is a cover of Joseph Kosma's "Les Feuilles Mortes."

"Mad World," meanwhile, was written by Roland Orzabal for Tears for Fears, but its biggest success came from an arrangement by Michael Andrews with vocals by Gary Jules for the movie Donnie Darko, and then Adam Lambert's cover of their cover introduced the song to a whole new audience via American Idol.

Got all that?

So this is a Mad Men-themed mashup of "A Beautiful Mine" with a parody of "Mad World." And, given all of the above, it will likely result in our getting letters from twelve different attorneys. Who all will be mad.

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Men:
M. Spaff Sumsion: Concept and lyrics
Wally Wingert: Vocals
Bob Emmet: Arrangement, all instruments, and production

This song is now available on the following CDs:
   
Comments:
2012-03-23 GX Echidna
Waiwaiwaiwaitwaitwait wait wait. Wait. Wally Wingert. As in cartoon/anime/game/voice over/actory person Wally Wingert? That is both profoundly neat and a story I definitely want to hear on this week's FuMPcast!
2012-03-23 devospice
OK, that back story is way to complicated for me to follow and I've never watched Mad Men, but I enjoyed the song anyway. (Love the LBJ line.) Also, yay for Wally Wingert! I loved his "Adam West" song that I heard on Dr. Demento years ago!
2012-03-23 wildcard9
Good song, I too don't follow the show Mad Men but enjoyed this new season 5 theme song for them.
2012-03-23 budsharpe
Fantastic! I'm a huge Mad Men fan, and this song has me even more pumped for the season premiere this weekend.
2012-03-23 A-Log
Glad to hear Wally in another parody for once! Would it be possible for Wally to become an auxillary member of the FuMP?
2012-03-23 dino-mike
Awesome!!! I'm so stoked you got Wally Wingert!!! That's insane. Great song man!
2012-03-24 ProjectSisyphus
Serious research by Spaff
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