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If you take a fishhead out to see a movie, how much do you have to pay to get it in?



For those of us he listened to the Dr. Demento Show, no song was requested more than Barnes & Barnes Fishheads. Recorded in 1978, the song was finally available in album when Barnes & Barnes released their debut album Voohaha in 1980 on Rhino Records.

Barnes & Barnes is Robert Haimer and Bill Mumy, who was a child actor best known for playing Will Robinson in the revered TV series Lost in Space. The video is a classic as the odd song gets even weirder with the visuals. Before his movie star days, Bill Paxton was hanging around with Barnes & Barnes directing this video and stars the fish purchaser in the first two minutes of the video before the music begins.  

Barnes & Barnes did go on to make more records but they never fared well due to being too weird and Haimer's fear of performing live.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:19am]


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