March 18, 2008

The Count Duckula/Danger Mouse Conspiracy

Has anyone noticed that the lyrics to "Kingdom of Doom" by The Good, The Bad & The Queen match exactly with the intro to Count Duckula? Anyone?

The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Kingdom of Doom

Count Duckula was a British spin-off from the animated TV series Danger Mouse, a show in which an evil version of the Count Duckula character was a recurring villain. Almost all of the characters in the show are birds.

Damon Albarn's The Good, the Bad & the Queen was produced by Danger Mouse, and "Kingdom of Doom" was their first single to reach the top 20. The line "all of the ravens fly across the moon" was rumored to be symbolic for the demise of the United Kingdom, as since the time of Charles II, legend says that doom will fall upon the Kingdom if the ravens leave the Tower of London. The eight ravens that currently roam the tower complex have had their wings clipped to prevent them from flying away. Count Duckula can't fly either, but may brought back to life by means of a secret rite that can only be performed once a century when the moon is in the eighth house of Aquarius. Discuss.

"But Butter Team," you're saying, "this post was useless because we were looking for" - and at this point I put a finger gently, but forcefully, to your lips. The German version of the Count Duckula theme - both the beginning and the end? Right here.

Count Duckula Intro (German)

Count Duckula - Ending Credits (German)

Quite possibly in an attempt to keep this conspiracy from "coming to light," Danger Mouse has been a busy cat lately - helping add a little Lowry's to medium-fi guitar titans The Black Keys and the second Gnarls Barkley ADD-venture. But be warned and wary; the spirit of Castle Duckula permeates throughout.

The Black Keys - Strange Times (from Attack and Release, out 4/11)

Gnarls Barkely - Who's Gonna Save My Soul (from The Odd Couple, out now on iTunes)


MILPOOL said...

Odd Couple is a clutch album!!!

Anonymous said...

not impressed at all from what I've heard so far, but the black keys sounded promising. they needed a little extra heat (although I know plenty of BK purists who will cringe)