Lenny and the Squigtones
is a fictional musical group headed by Michael McKean
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and David Lander
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, the two actors who played the characters Lenny and Squiggy on the television series Laverne & Shirley
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. Recorded live at the Roxy in Hollywood, they perform parodies of 50's rock ballads ("Night After Night," "Creature Without A Head"). In between, there's plenty of schtick and patter ("So's Your Old Testament," "Babyland"). The group's eponymous debut album, Lenny & Squiggy Present Lenny and the Squigtones
, was released on the Casablanca
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label in 1979. The album is now a collector’s item because of credited guitar work by future Spinal Tap
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member Nigel Tufnel
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). A photo on the inside cover also includes two band members who look a lot like Derek Smalls
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and David St. Hubbins
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of Spinal Tap. Also includes "Murph
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", the keyboard player from The Blues Brothers
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, and "Ming the Merciless," purported to be Kiss
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drummer Peter Criss
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without his famous "cat" costume and make-up, though Criss denies it was him.
- "Vamp On"
- "Night After Night"
- "Creature Without A Head"
- "King Of The Cars"
- "Squiggy's Wedding Day"
- "Love Is A Terrible Thing"
- "Babyland" (For Eva Squiggmann)
- "If Only I'd've Listened To Mama"
- "So's Your Old Testament"
- "Honor Farm"
- "Only Women Cry"
- "Foreign Legion Of Love"
- "Vamp Off"