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Founded: 1970

Headquarters: Lumania (Los Angeles, CA)

Website Link(s): Voobaha





Band Members

Includes Members of

  • America
  • The Jenerators
  • Seduction of the Innocent
  • The Be Five
  • Redwood
  • Synergy

Band Biography

Art & Artie had been playing together since they were teenagers, recording funny songs for their own amusement. In the 1970s, they had the idea to send a tape to Dr. Demento -- he rejected the tape, but encouraged them to keep trying. Soon, though, they had a tape that he would play, and they started getting requests. Their first big hit was "Fish Heads", which is still the most requested song on the Dr. Demento show. They even had some mainstream success with it, although most of their other songs only had successes on KROQ or Dr. Demento (but very great success). In the early 1980s, they tried to go more mainstream with the Soak It Up EP on CBS/Boulevard Records, but while the album sold well for an indie label, the numbers did not translate to success for a major, and the followup album Kodovoner was shelved until this year. Their next album, back at Rhino was a mix of Novelty and Serious songs, but it didn't sell as well, and Rhino demanded the next record be a straight novelty album like their first. They've also produced records by Wild Man Fischer and Crispin Hellion Glover. Barnes and Barnes are still together and recording, though their output has slowed.




  • Voobaha
  • Spazchow
  • Amazing Adult Fantasy
  • Sicks
  • Zabagabee (also VHS)
  • Loozanteen
  • Yeah.: The Essential Barnes & Barnes
  • Kodovoner


  • I Had Sex With ET
  • Fish Heads / Barnes & Barnes Greatest Hits
  • Soak It Up


  • Fish Heads b/w High School Gym
  • Something's in the Bag b/w Boogie Woogie Amputee
  • Love Tap b/w Party in My Pants (party mix)
  • Touch Yourself b/w Background Boy

Appears On


  • Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection: The Greatest Novelty Records Of All Time


Mix CDs

Radio Shows

Further Reading

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