Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

To share an earworm!

This song's been, somehow, on my mind.

The 1991 film The Addams Family has not just a fun score by Marc Shaiman — future Oscar nominee for both the music from Patch Adams and the songs from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut — but also the fun song "Mamushka," written by Shaiman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Comden and Green were the comedian-songwriters who wrote the script for the wonderful Singin' in the Rain, and getting them for this song was, for Shaiman, a major coup.

More than half of "Mamushka" was cut from the final film, but the original soundtrack album (which I own) had the full-length song, an ode to brothers that Gomez (Raul Julia) sings to his rediscovered brother Fester (Christopher Lloyd). If you'd like to be earwormed on it, now's your chance...

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