I was riding along in a car with my companion last year during a very heavy rain storm. He exclaimed, “Oh, gross, look out the window!” The road was covered in frogs. There seemed to be a layer of already-squished frogs under the layer that was hopping about wildly. There was no way to dodge these frogs, as they literally coated the entire road. It was a terrible frogpocalypse. I assume that a similar experience inspired the game that is the subject of this week’s song.
The Song: “Froggy’s Lament” by Buckner and Garcia
Go, Froggy, go!
Ya gotta keep on hoppin’ ’till you get to the top
Go, Froggy, go!
Ya gotta keep on hoppin’; you can never stop!
Go, go, Froggy, go!
The Artist: Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia first started writing silly songs back in the 60s. Though only a small amount of their music is gaming-related, it’s what theyre best known for. They wrote an entire album entitled Pac-man Fever that contained nothing but arcade game-inspired songs (this week’s song being one of the works on said album).
Due to the album’s incredible popularity, it was re-released on CD in 1999. Because Sony Music Entertainment is made up of a bunch of giant tools, they refused to allow Buckner and Garcia access to their original recordings. The re-release therefore contains modern recordings of the songs. Unfortunately, the duo couldn’t find a Mousetrap machine, so that song sounds quite different on the re-release than on the original recording. Screw you, Sony!
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