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Can you spot Weird Science's Chet in this '80s novelty video?



When we covered novelty songs in the '80s last year, how could we not include Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes. How would you feel about another song by the zany duo? Will you pass or Soak It Up?

While you can't get any sillier than Fish Heads, Barnes and Barnes did record some straight songs and Soak It Up from 1983 is pretty catchy with just a little oddball in it to give it appeal. The sound of Soak it Up sounds a lot like Devo, which is not coincidental as Mark Mothersbaugh helped in the making of the Soak It Up EP. Like the Fish Heads video, Soak It Up also features the then little known actor Bill Paxton, just a few years before getting his break playing a punk rocker on The Terminator and Chet on Weird Science.

Barnes and Barnes is really the duo of Bill Mumy (Will Robinson in Lost in Space) and the bearded Robert Haimer. The duo continued to make music comedy albums off and on again until 2009.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:44am]


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