I first discovered “the 4th most popular folk comedy duo in New Zealand” through listening to their first studio album on repeat with a friend while we were having a long drive to a cabin trip in 2010.
I later discovered their HBO Television series, and later still, their earlier BBC radio series.
With their HBO live London concert special recently having been released, I decided to make this post, hopefully introducing yet more people to this amazingly funny band.
Robots (The Humans are Dead)
I have always been a big fan of science fiction, so I was pretty predisposed to liking this song.
It is also just very funny.
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
Rap and hip-hop are clearly not their main musical influences, but they manage to use the styles to great comedic effect in this song.
Tears of a Rapper
While they may not be rappers, don’t say it to their face.
It hurts their feelings when you say they’re not rappers!
I’m Not Crying
They’re not cying…
It’s just been raining….on their face..
The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)
This is an overly specific love song, and a great example of the band’s comedic stylings.
Feel Inside (and stuff like that)
This is one is quite different.
It was made for the New Zealand children’s health research charity Cure Kids, and features many well-known New Zealand singers.
Most interestingly, the lyrics of the song was made mainly by cherry-picking funny answers from the interview with various children that you can see in the middle of that video.
Frodo, Don’t Wear The Ring
Bret McKenzie is actually in the first ‘Lord of the Rings’ film, as the Elven escort Lindir Figwit, later to return in the third film in the series, and in the first Hobbit movie.
And Jemaine Clement voiced Sauron in The Lego Batman Movie!
Inner City Pressure
This series was one of the first things me and my girlfriend bonded over, as we were both big fans when we met.
That fact did a lot to smooth things over after The Comedy Song Debacle.
Issues (Think About It)
Someone needs to tackle the big issues, might as well be FotC.
You Don’t Have To Be A Prostitute
My girlfriend told me early in our relationship that I look a lot like Bret.
Nobody else has been able to see it, but I’ll take the compliment.
This song is incredibly good, on both a musical and comedic level.
I did not number these, as that would have taken forever to decide upon, but this would have been near the top if I had.
This song would have been very lewd, if not for the fact that the guys are continually censoring themselves as they are singing the song.
Very clever idea for a gag.
A Kiss is Not a Contract
…but it’s very nice.
We’re Both In Love With A Sexy Lady
I just like the beats and jokes in this very much.
I often get it as an earworm, and I don’t mind at all.
Rambling Through The Avenues Of Time
Just a short and sweet one to close us out.
I hope you have enjoyed this, and maybe found a new favorite.
If you liked it, you should check out their show, as it is amazing!