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Insane Ian's #MonthlyComedyCover project, collected.

In 2016, every month (or there-abouts), Insane Ian would cover a new song. The song was either a comedy song or artist that influenced him, or a non-comedy song that influenced him that he covered in a comedic way. Now, at the end of the cycle, they are collected here on one album (with a few bonus tracks as well).

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released May 1, 2017

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"Insane Ian is a Comedy Rock God..." - Dr Demento (The Dr Demento Show)

“If you like video games and hiphop and you don't listen to Insane Ian...You're. Missing. Out.” - Mikey Mason (on The Funny Music Podcast)

"...the guy who's an even-geekier heir to the Weird Al throne..." - Jay Hathaway (URLesque)

Comedy music and Nerdcore Hiphop, as heard on TheFuMP.com and the Dr Demento Show.
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Track Name: Insane Ian feat. darkNES of the Gothsicles - Zombie T-Rex
VERSE 1:

The zombie t-rex is back,
undead swag with that old-school rap
‘Cause it’s Kurtis Blow with that Nerdist flow,
getting pterodactyl fly on the track
Three records deep, seven EPs,
one greatest hits, guess you can’t kill me?
Poison when I spit it, Komodo dragon (yeah),
Hidden toilets: Commode-o braggin’
Sesquipedalian loquaciousness,
another rapper born dared to rhyme like this
Insane Ian with the rhythmic alacrity,
oratory skills ‘causing mad catastrophe
‘Cause my whole crew’s sick, like Kubrick,
got your eyes wide shut for this apocalypse
Let’s face it, I’m an okay rapper, nerdcore comedy velociraptor
No, I won’t dumb it down for the mainstream fan,
‘cause the mainstream fan has lame taste man (yeah I said it)
And I’m flying over hurtles,
keep it underground like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
See, a funny thing happened on my way to the stage,
waylaid by a stegosaurus snacking on my leg
When I made my escape it was way too late,
got that T-virus strain all up in my veins
Bringing pain like the Necronomicon,
iguanodon loose up at Comic-Con
Tearing up your lawn like a mochlodon,
take away your girl like I was Donkey Kong
Jurassic park this van in your city every time I rock a show,
‘cause the fans all bounce when I light up the room with my pyroclastic flow, yo!

CHORUS:

Ahhh!! I’m a zombie t-rex!
(No mercy, no surrender,
zombie t-rex I’m killing it forever) (x4)

VERSE 2:

‘Cause I make that FuMP music
That hard DIY make you jump music
That “Ian came to straight rock it,” music
That 3DS in my pocket music
that Chris Ballew on my album music
that really wanna work with Mega-Random music
That PMA all day music
That guy who pimps out Bonecage music
That Let's Get Silly music
That "Are you with me, do you feel me?" music
That got here on my own music
That hey it's MC Lars in my phone music
That old school classic game music
That Benedict Cumberbatch's name music
That write a song about a comic book music
That it's darkNES on the hook music like

CHORUS:

Ahhh!! I’m a zombie t-rex! (No mercy, no surrender,
zombie t-rex I’m killing it forever) (x4)

Trip Skinner: "This just in: breaking news from the east coast. It appears as though The zombie dinosaurs that have ravaged the Bay Area may have some competition, as T-Rex's have laid waste to the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore Inner Harbor today. Reports are coming in across Annapolis and DC as well of giant undead carnivores tearing up the capital cities, and there seems to be no end in sight for their mad dash of destruction."

CHORUS:

Ahhh!! I’m a zombie t-rex! (No mercy, no surrender,
zombie t-rex I’m killing it forever) (x4)

Trip Skinner (continued): "Coming up next: what these zombie dinosaurs mean for the video game industry: is a new version of the Midway hit 'Rampage' due in arcades, or even theaters? Also, we'll talk to Godzilla to see how he feels, and if international copyright law and fair use applies if these creatures are as undead as they appear. Finally, Zombie T-Rex's and You, how you can co-exist with your new towering overlords. All coming up next."
Track Name: Whittlin' Man
In the woods of Northern Michigan he made his home.
Didn't ask much from the world, just wanted to be alone.
And got his first real blade at thirteen—thats when it all began.
And soon the creatures of the forest called him "Whittlin' Man".

Yeah, he whittled all day and he whittled all night,
He whittled, whittled, whittled everything in sight,
He whittled on a stick, and he whittled on his shoe,
And if you come too close, he gonna whittle you too!

Keep a safe distance if you can,
'Cause you're never safe around Whittlin' Man!

Had a stump to sit on, had some wood, had his trusty knife.
Whittled out a house, a car, and he whittled himself a wife. (Such a beautiful wife!)
Whittled out four kids, a swimming pool, and a big LearJet,
And so he wouldn't miss Magiswords, well, he whittled a TV set.

Yeah, he whittle if it's light, and he whittle if it's dark,
And if Noah was around, well he'd whittle him an ark.
He'd whittle somethin' new, and he'd whittle somethin' old,
Whittle somethin' hot, and he'd whittle somethin' rather chilly.

Keep a safe distance if you can,
'Cause you're never safe around Whittlin' Man!

Break it down.

Some say Whittlin' Man's a genius, still others say he's just dumb.
He whittled off a foot, an ear, three fingers, and his left thumb.
Boy, is he dumb!
That won't stop him, no it won't!
He'll whittle through thick and thin.
Once he's whittled everything,
He'll just whittle it all again!

Yeah, he whittle if it's white, and he whittle if it's black,
And he whittle on a duck till the duck can't quack.
He whittle if it's dry, and he whittle if it's juicy,
Whittle on Desi and he whittle on Lucy.
Whittle JFK and he whittle Jackie O,
Whittled on Larry and Curly and Moe,
And he whittle Frank Zappa and he whittle Tipper Gore,
Whittle, whittle, whittle, till he can't no more.
Whittle Shamu and he whittle on Jaws!
Whittle Easter Bunny and he whittle Santa Claus!
And he whittle, whittle, whittle, just as fast as he can
Whittle till he's dead, he's... Whittlin' Man!
Track Name: Believe It Or Not (Theme From "The Greatest American Hero")
Look at what's happened to me,
I can't believe it myself;
Suddenly I'm up on top of the world,
Should've been somebody else.

Believe it or not,
I'm walkin' on air,
I never thought I could feel so free;
Flyin' away on a wing and a pray'r,
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it's just me.

Just like the light of new day,
It hit me from out of the blue;
Breakin' me out of the spell I was in,
Makin' all of my wishes come true.

Believe it or not,
I'm walkin' on air,
I never thought I could feel so free;
Flyin' away on a wing and a pray'r,
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it's just me.

This is too good to be true,
Look at me
Falling for you.

Believe it or not,
Believe it or not,
Believe it or not,
Believe it or not.

(Key Change!)
Believe it or not,
I'm walkin' on air,
I never thought I could feel so free;
Flyin' away on a wing and a pray'r,
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, (it's just me.)
Believe it or not,
I'm walkin' on air,
I never thought I could feel so free;
Flyin' away on a wing and a pray'r,
Who could it be?
Believe it or not,

It's just me.
Track Name: Insane Ian feat. the great Luke Ski & Devo Spice - Ghostbusters
[All]
GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts [3x]
GHOSTBUSTERS!

[Luke] Something strange goin on
Something's wrong
[Insane Ian] Gloom in the room
Outside is the storm
[Luke]All alooooone [Insane Ian] in the crib
Watchin the tube
[Luke] Yo-o-o-o is that what I did?
Did I see somethin move?
[Insane Ian] Chill down your spine
Your heart fills with fright
Not dilled by the things
that [Luke]GO BUMP IN THE NIIIIIIGHT!
[Insane Ian]They walk through the walls
[Both]With no time to stall
You call the GHOSTBUSTERS
Well that's who you call!

[All]
GHOSTBUSTERS!
We ain't-we ain't-we
We ain't 'fraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
We ain't-we ain't-we
We ain't 'fraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
We ain't-we ain't-we
We ain't 'fraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
[Luke] Stop! UHH!
[Insane Ian] Bridge
[Luke] Hit it!

[All]
I-I ain't, I-I ain't
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I, I-I ain't afraid
I-I ain't, I-I ain't
I-I-I, I-I-I ain't afraid of no ghosts

GHOSTBUSTERS!
GHOSTBUSTERS!

[Devo] All alone on the phone
so whassup with that noise?
The wife's at work and I'm no jerk
and I just left my boys
The kid's at school and I'm no fool
and I got no time to waste
So you get up and call, don't trip and fall
Go outside and leave the place
Now it's no dream because you seein
a shadow in the night
But we will come and get it done
so don't worry, save your fright
Now there's a group who likes to troop
and you know you can trust us
So don't get nervous cause at your service
the local [All]GHOSTBUSTERS!

[All]
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I ain't I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts [2x]
GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
I ain't I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts [2x]
GHOSTBUSTERS!

[Insane Ian] I, I, I...
I remember the time, I visited the grave
My life on the line, only my life to save
All by myself, with no one around
Did not understand a hand comin out the ground
I knew it wasn't mine, it was somebody else
But I didn't care, G, I just screamed for HELP!
Then [All] GHOSTBUSTERS [II] had strapped to their back
Screamin [All] GHOSTBUSTERS [II] those 'busters attacked
"We are your friendly neighborhood ghostbusters,"
that's what they said to me
"We are the busters of any G-H-O-S-T"

[All]
GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't-I ain't-I ain't
I ain't afraid of no ghosts
GHOSTBUSTERS!
I ain't-I ain't-I ain't
I ain't afraid of no ghosts

[Luke] Howling haunting
[II] Scaring screaming
[Devo] Ghostly ghosts
[II] Ghouling demons!
[Luke] Monsters spooks
[II] Werewolves and devils
[Devo] All those things
[II] on the same level
[Luke] Nightmares [Devo] bad dreams [Luke] cannot be beat
It takes a brave man [II] to stand in defeat
[Devo] Must be the bravest [Luke] yo, the bravest and most
You must be able to say, [II]"I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts"
[II] A good sense of humor, [All] is important to have
[II] When a ghost tries to scare you [Devo] ha, don't make me laugh
They be dustin off ghosts, like true ghost-dusters
Go, [Devo] go, [Luke] go, [All] go, ghoooooosstbusters!

GHOSTBUSTERS!

[II]
Busters, busters!
One time in the house
Peace to everybody out there
We love ya, peace

[All]
I AIN'T 'FRAID OF NO GHOSTS
Track Name: Not Crying
[Spoken] So, you're leaving, aren't you?
I knew you were leaving, because
I could see you leaving.
But if you're trying to break my heart
Your plan is flawed from the start
You can't break my heart, it's liquid
It melted when I met you
And as you turn around to leave
Don't turn back to me
Don't turn around and see if I'm crying
I'm not crying

I'm not crying
It's just been raining on my face
And if you think you see some tear tracks down my cheeks
Please, please, don't tell my mates

I'm not crying
No, I'm not crying
And if I am crying
It's not cause of you
It's because I'm thinking about a friend of mine who you don't know who is dying
That's right, dying
These aren't tears of sadness because you're leaving me
I've just been cutting onions
I'm making a lasagna
For one
Oh, I'm not crying
No

There's just a little bit of dust in my eye
That's from the path that you made when you said your goodbye
I'm not weeping because you won't be here to hold my hand
For your information, there's an inflammation in my tear gland
I'm not upset because you left me this way
My eyes are just a little sweaty today
They've been looking around
They're like searching for you
They've been looking for you
Even though I told them not to
These aren't tears of sadness
They're tears of joy
I'm just laughing
Ha ha ha-ha ha

I'm sitting at this table called love
Staring down at the irony of life
How come we've reached this fork in the road
And yet it cuts like a knife?

I'm not cryyying
I'm not cryyying
I'm not cry-y-y-ying
Track Name: Doctor Worm
They call me Dr. Worm.
Good morning. how are you? I'm Dr. Worm.
I'm interested in things.
I'm not a real doctor,
But I am a real worm;
I am an actual worm.
I live like a worm.

I like to play the drums.
I think I'm getting good,
But I can handle criticism.
I'll show you what I know,
And you can tell me if you think I'm getting better on the drums.
I'll leave the front un-locked 'cause I can't
Hear the doorbell

When I get into it I can't tell if you are
Watching me twirling the stick.
When I give the signal, my friend
Rabbi vole will play the solo

Some day somebody else besides me will
Call me by my stage name, they will
Call me dr worm.
Good morning how are you, I'm dr worm
I'm interested in things.
I'm not a real doctor,
But I am a real worm;
I am an actual worm.
I live like a worm.

I like to play the drums.
I think I'm getting good,
But I can handle criticism.
I'll show you what I know,
And you can tell me if you think I'm getting better on the drums.
I'm not a real doctor,
But they call me Dr. Worm.
Track Name: Cinderella Undercover
When I was young, my mind would always wander away
I couldn't talk, never had nothin to say
But now I'm grown, nothing much seems to have changed
I think I'm going insane yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Is this a fairy tale, are you the seven dwarves
Did Snow White really die while fighting in the war?
They were the only friends I ever trusted
Now they're scattered, and livin' in the city
Unlisted numbers, Huh

Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than dead

The war is coming, but there's nothing much that we can do
Stuck in a pay-phone, but the operator won't let me through
I close my eyes, but the memories burn in my brain
I think I'm going insane yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I heard a rumor, they said it's gone nuclear
I stockpile cigarettes, and double bold the door
A sanctuary for all my friends
We'll stay in bed until the world ends
So please don't wake me, I gotta get some sleep

Cinderella Undercover
I say, better alive than dead
I think I'm going insane, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Is this a fairy tale, this can't be real
There's fighting all around, they're shooting in the fields
They say that values change when hunger or ambition strikes
Survival is essential, at any cost or any price
The cartoon animals on Old McDonald's farm
Are nodding off in hotel rooms with needles in their arms
The seven dwarves, HA!, there's only four alive today
Cinderella's working for the CIA

Cinderella, the fairy tale's over
You should know, you got the scars to prove it
And your skin isn't as soft as it used to
But I don't care, come on you said it baby

Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than --
Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than dead
Track Name: The Way You Talk
[Spoken]
Hey, what's the haps?
I don't know
I know, right?
What?
It's just like, you know what I mean?
No, I don't
Oh my God, you don't even know!
You're right
That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
Uh... ok?
That's it - end of story
Great. Bye!
Hey man, what's your problem?
What's my problem?

[Chorus]
I don't like the way that you're talkin' to me
But I don't really mind what you're sayin'
My back will be turned to the words that you speak
Until you find a way to properly convey 'em

I don't like the way that you're talkin' to me
But I don't really mind what you're sayin'
Back turned to the words that you speak
Until you find a way to properly convey 'em

[verse]
People! (people!) The way that you talk
Is often so very embarrassing it's time that it stopped!
Our generation sounds like a bunch of dumb kids
Who grew up, but still talk like a bunch of dumb kids
It's time to reunite It's due time that we fight
Deterioration of our communication tonight
I call upon us all to stand tall in our hearts
And stop talking like morons, here's where we start
When typing email please be aware
That there are three different forms of the word pronounced "there"
And if you dare misuse one in a letter beware
I will delete you from my friends list like I just don't care
The first is spelled T-H-E-Y apostrophe R-E
It's a contraction of the noun "they" and the verb "are", you see?
T-H-E-I-R is a possessive pronoun when
You want to say that they posses it, or it belongs to them
And T-H-E-R-E is an adverb with direction
Which often times is used to modify a preposition
With practice you can learn to use all three in a sentence
For example: "They're in there with their bear." - there, I said it
The thing (huh?) I hate most (huh?) that gets me (huh?) so pissed (huh?)
Are people (huh?), adults (huh?), who talk (huh?) like this (huh?)
Like everything's (huh?) a question (huh?), with such( huh?) indecision (huh?)
You sound like a little kid, speak with some conviction!
And speaking of questions, you needn't announce one
By stating the word first before you pop out one
Cause when you say "Question: What is the story?"
I'll reply, "Answer: That is annoying."
And like please don't like overuse the word like
Unless you're like planin' like talkin' 'bout your new bike
"like" is an adverb, it's used to compare things
Like when you say "like" so much, you sound like a prom queen
You know what I mean, you know - you know what I mean?
UGH! Stop asking me that, I'll stop and ask if need be!
And please don't reply with "that's what I'm talkin' 'bout"
When I'm talking cause actually, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout
Please refrain from typing messages in all caps
Please cease abbreviating happening to haps
Stop with the fake words, like 'guestimates' and 'factoids'
And never use more than one exclamation point!
Enough with the quote fingers - I get it - the tone
Of your voice and your choice of expression alone
Should suffice to imply that you're being sarcastic
You're only slowing down a boring story with a hand trick
And you've gotta STOP using the word gay
The way you describe a dislike, like when you say
"That's such a gay car, this song is so gay"
Are you in middle school you little fool, act your age, ok?
Enunciate, articulate, and say what you mean
And speak up so I can hear you but you don't need to scream
Don't talk with your mouth full and don't interrupt me
And if you say end of story, then I will leave abruptly
All of these lazy and unnecessary phrases
Make us seem so very dated almost as we're half our ages
Try and make a change and maybe then in the end
We can be friends, but until then:

[Chorus]
I don't like the way that you're talkin' to me
But I don't really mind what you're sayin'
My back will be turned to the words that you speak
Until you find a way to properly convey 'em

I don't like the way that you're talkin' to me
But I don't really mind what you're sayin'
Back turned to the words that you speak
Until you find a way to properly convey 'em
Track Name: Grow Up
[Chorus 2X]
I just can't seem to grow up
I said I just can't seem to grow up
But you know what? (WHAT~!)
I don't think I want to

Ah ah okay okay
I was a young'n maybe 7 or 8
When I was up late playin games 'fore I was straight
Babysitter on the couch tryin to get her freak on
I'm passin level after level thinkin I'ma beat Pong
But little did I know they didn't have any endings
Every couple of levels I would go back to the beginning
Hard lesson to learn, but I recovered fine
Couldn't beat Pitfall and got tired of tryin
But when the NES came around I had to get down
If you ain't have it on the block then you was 'bound to get clowned
My game was Super Mario, I played it to death
First to get a hundred men kickin turtles on the steps
Learned that from GamePro, but it's a shame though
Nowadays video games ain't the same bro
Too complicated and they ain't worth the price
You know somethin they a lot like life, and that's why

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Now I don’t care what people say this is my life and it’s the way
That I’ll live it and if I play these silly games like every day
Then that’s the way I choose to stay, it was more fun when I was eight
And that’s what’s great about those days
The simpler times meant come what may!

[Chorus]

Know what?
I played every game in front of me, my peoples wanted none of me
Ian's skills in video games, they couldn't front on me
Mom knew how to punish me, take away the cords
'Til I thought they'd use the AC adaptor from my keyboard
That's when I knew that there was somethin amazin
My boys would get in trouble, I was cool cause I stayed in
Latch key kid, Home Alone like Macaulay
And 20 years later rockin Rock Band parties, cause

[Chorus]
Track Name: Chocolate Dimension
I found another dimension
I found another dimension now
I found 13 other dimensions
13 completely whole dimensions now
...in my head

you know there's other dimensions…somewhere else
I'm in a chocolate dimension…by my self
covered in lavander lotion…below the belt
an underbelly sensation…by my self
a candy coated position…make it melt
I'm in a gooey location…cozy under the felt
swimming in jello vibrations…nothing else
I'm in a chocolate dimension…by my self
you know theres other dimensions…somewhere else
I'm in a chocolate dimension…by myself
(did I mention dimensions?)