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December 15th, 2005

They’re Coming to Ping Me Away, ha ha!

Surely you remember “They’re Coming To Take Me Away,” the wonderfully strange Napoleon XIV song that was all over the airwaves in the 1980s (though it was recorded in 1966). And surely you’ve been thinking, “My oh my, it would have been nice if that song went through something similar to the Roxanne phenomenon of 1985.

Turns out, it did. And thanks to WFMU, you can now download Napoleon Complex, a compilation of 21 different versions and answer tracks of “They’re Coming To Take Me Away.”

Included in the batch is the backwards-playing B-side of the original single and a German version. Very nice.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday December 15, 2005 -- 8:22:40 am
Last time I knew, my parents still had the 45s of the original single and the German single. Classic stuff.

FROM: Nazi pudding stealer
DATE: Thursday December 15, 2005 -- 11:16:07 am
Die to the russians, die americonos, die, die! die gabe and austin too. and Ben and his chicken little, and die to the krispy kreme invaders. Yours truly Nazy German, Hitler

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday December 15, 2005 -- 1:06:46 pm
I really don't remember that song as wonderful.

FROM: Rebecca [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday January 24, 2006 -- 5:18:58 pm
OMFG! I love that song! It's the funniest! I downloaded it on my ipod and I'm listenin to it now =D

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