I knew the Internet was good for something — someone has finally transformed the pivotal works of Billy and the Boingers into MP3s. Quite a trick, considering they began life as a floppy vinyl insert in a comic book.
Listen now and enjoy two essential pieces of ’80s greatness. I always wondered when I was a kid if the actual music in these songs was performed by the band my sixth grade teacher played drums for, the Harry Leeds Band. One of the songs is credited to the “Harry Pitts Band,” which seems like a Breathed-esque kind of mockery of the band. And Harry Leeds were pretty popular for a while in the West Texas area, while Breathed is from Albuquerque, which is pretty much next door. So who knows. Maybe he had a fleeting brush with comic strip fame.
But probably not.