By popular demand – and by popular, I mean Riley wants to hear it – here are The Viper and His Famous Orchestra, live at Mike ‘N’ Molly’s in Champaign, Illinois closing out their show of August 7, 2009 with “Benny Lava.” Newly home-mastered.
The song proved controversial because it raised two questions: 1) whether or not in performing it we were really just doing someone else’s joke and 2) who the joke is on. We comport, you decide.
Ron Henn, Summer 2009 (not at Mike ‘N’ Molly’s), mulls over the
question of whether he can fully commit to singing “Benny Lava”