Crappy Dracula’s “Myth Man” is the best song about Three Men And A Baby you will hear all day
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Milwaukee’s Crappy Dracula may be the first to admit that its particular strain of goofy, “we don’t give a shit” punk rock is an acquired taste. After all, it’s not every local band that pens songs about byzantine blimp heists, free Wi-Fi in funeral homes, and computers that somehow learn to watch television. (All of these fine songs can be found on 2011’s Fantastic Dracula.) But for those listeners on the same skewed wavelength, the band’s smartly dopey shtick is a breath of fresh air in an art form that too often takes itself too seriously.
Which brings us to “Myth Man,” the first single from Crappy Dracula’s upcoming full-length album Tooo Muuuch. It should come as no surprise that instead of dealing with, say, the pitfalls of falling in love and the melancholy of growing old, the song tackles the infamous urban-legend ghost-kid from the 1987 Steve Guttenberg/Ted Danson/Tom Selleck vehicle Three Men And A Baby. Oh, and Bill Cosby’s not-so-illustrious star turn in 1990’s Ghost Dad. And the old “The call is coming from inside the house!” horror-movie cliché. Spooky stuff!
“Myth Man” has been a longtime staple of Crappy Dracula’s infamously scattershot live shows (you’re likely to hear more brilliantly deranged banter than music), and nicely sums up everything that makes the group tick: schlocky pop-culture references, a bone-dry sense of humor, and Bill Cosby. Listen to the song below, and if you find a better local song involving Steve Guttenberg, let us know.