So, speaking of tar pits, my dad would always sings snippets of a song when I was a kid that ended with “La Brea tar pits” (or, more accurately, “taaaaaaaaar pits”). My dad has a lot of old and rare songs in his head, but in this case I never realized he was singing part of a real song until a couple weeks ago, when I found a cover of “Pico and Sepulveda.”
This isn’t the cover I found, nor is it the version my dad knew from the Dr. Demento show, but it clearly has the most insane visuals, so it wins:
It’s from the 1980 movie Forbidden Zone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Zone), by Oingo Boingo before they went New Wave. Kinda insane!
I’m trying to figure out if this is an old reel, or a modern made to look old. My bet is that it’s new. Their hair is long, the ties are not uniformly vintage or in windsor knots for that matter, and their suits don’t fit. But WOW! that’s awesome!!! I love it!