February 24th, 2009 | researchmaterial

A one-minute-thirty-eight-second musical version of HP Lovecraft’s THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH. Really. By the clearly mad George Taylor, lyrics by the HP Lovecraft Historical Society:

35 Responses to “Fishmen”

  1. I am quite without words.

  2. This is great. It appeals to two of my passionate loves: H P Lovecraft and Vaudevillian nonsense.

  3. Priceless.

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  5. Oh praise Cthulhu that is awesome. :D

  6. Wow. Feels as good as first love!! ::weeping::

  7. @warrnellis on Twitter – “this is the best thing on the internet today and you should see” – You, sir, are a fount of surprisingly accurate information.

  8. Holy crap. Nightmares tonight…

  9. Very well shot. Awesome!

  10. Man i’d love to see a rats in the walls musical.

  11. That was awesome. Very catchy HP Lovecraft tune with Vaudeville thrown in.

  12. Holy Crap. Must…watch…again…

  13. This is probably the best thing on the internet this week at least.

    Hah, Gillman House.

  14. This is effing amazing…. completely made my day.

  15. I, for one, welcome our fishy overlords.

  16. I just shit myself.

  17. Very nice. A perfect counterpoint to the nightly news.

  18. Some people have some weird things inside their heads!

  19. Have my fish-babies.

  20. (Jaw Drops)



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  22. Thank you. Just….thank you.

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  25. Mr. Ellis, you have made my friends George and Colin two very happen men today.

  26. Wow! That was thoroughly bizarre. Wonderfully creative, and imaginative, but also bizarre!

  27. Genius! Best thing I’ve seen in ages. :0)

  28. Splendid!

    Distephano, re “Man i’d love to see a rats in the walls musical.”

    then you should check out Alexander Hacke & The Tiger Lillies ‘At the Mountains of Madness’


  29. The Skipper & I were cracking up: it’s priceless! Thanks!

  30. Can’t wait for the off Broadway version:
    Joss Whedon – Lyrics
    Danny Elfman – Music
    Mike Mignola – set design and art direction

  31. Love it!

  32. This made it into the Metro this morning. Life is… odd.

  33. Absolutely awesome. A very good idea, the whole story included in such a few time and even funny…

  34. That’s just brilliant.

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