Everything is coming up Milhouse for fans of 'The Simpsons', as Perth musician Dan Cribb puts the finishing touches on his project 'Worst Tribute Ever'.
For the past two years Dan has teamed up with some of the best and brightest names in Australian music including Guy Sebastian, Kram (Spiderbait), Jen Boyce (Ball Park Music), Hanny J (Clowns) and more - to deliver covers of songs in the key of Springfield.
In celebration of the project coming to an end, Dan has reconvened his band of yellow-bellies to take on his most ambitious composition yet – a medley entitled 'So Long Stinktown! A Simpsons Medley' that ties together all the untouched B-sides, jingles, catchcries, theme songs and Yoko Ono parodies into one glorious whole.
Opening with a heartwrenching rendition of 'Send In The Clowns' sung by Guy Sebastian and tearing through classics and cult favourites like 'Kamp Krusty', 'Gabbo', 'Under The Sea', 'Mr Plow', 'Max Power' and the 'Itchy & Scratchy' theme song among several others, the medley has a noble spirit sure to embiggen even the smallest fan.
The medley recalls Dan's 'Worst Tribute Ever' colleagues like Tyler Richardson (Luca Brasi), David Novak (Polish Club), Montaigne, Taj Ralph, Mark Stewart (Jonesez), Johann Beardraven (The Beards), Emmy Hour (The Cutaways), Declan Melia (British India )Bram Presser (ex-Yidcore), Otto Green-Wicks (sleepmakeswaves), Scott Connor(Dan Cribb & The Isolated), Benny Davis (Axis Of Awesome), Will Erimya and Andy & Gav McDougalls (Ebolagoldfish).
Joining the ranks for the first time are acclaimed Sydney rapper L-FRESH The LION, who contributes a hat-trick of hip hop-flavoured ditties to the smorgasbord, and Oz-punk vet Jay Whalley (Frenzal Rhomb).
For Dan, what started as a year-long nod to one of the best-loved shows on television snowballed (The Second) into a 24-month saga that's seen him rub shoulders with everyone from DIY darlings to pop powerhouses.
“This project has evolved into more than I could have imagined,” Dan says.
“Not only have I had the opportunity to work alongside some of my musical heroes, I’ve also made a stack of new friends and learnt a lot about songwriting, performance and collaboration.
“I can’t thank everyone involved enough, especially Troy Nababan, who played about half the record’s instrumentation and mixed and mastered each song to perfection.”
So sit back with a Duff, or Skittlebrau, and let 'So Long Stinktown! A Simpson Medley' put the spring back in Springfield.