BAH & THE HUMBUGS: BIGGER THAN SANTA
Featuring Humbugs songs performed by the following bands:
Bursting onto the Northeastern Oklahoma music scene as Sang-Freud, this group specializes in songs focusing on the psyche of famous legendary and mythical figures. Within that geographical area they are well known for their hits "Happily Ever After," "Spider Sense," "Think Think Think" and "Poker Face Joe."
In 1992 they sent notice to Peter Gabriel that they were suing him and his record company over "Kiss that Frog" which sounded strikingly similar to a 1988 Psychonauts tune "The Frog Prince's Genitals" but they never heard back.
In 2007 the Psychonauts turned their attention to the psychodynamics of Christmas on the album Polar Bare, which exposed the sometimes-humorous, sometimes-not neuroses and psychoses of North Pole residents. Not surprisingly, the track list leaned heavily on Humbugs covers such as "I'm Not Obsessive," "Same Time Next Year" and "My Psychic Reindeer," supplemented with Psychonauts originals like "Don't Call Me Prancer Today," "Shiny Brown Nose" and "Betty the Yeti."
A standout on Polar Bare, their peppy big-band version of the Humbugs classic "Virginia" almost made it as the Psychonauts' selection for the tribute album, but instead they chose to give the much lesser-known "Night Merry" some newfound attention with their indelible rendition.