This is where you'll find all our long lost video clips that we've uploaded to YouTube at one time or another... including our little home-made music videos that not many people have seen and some extremely obscure student films from our pre-OOB days!
Note: Newest additions start at top of Page 1
Probably the most collaborative effort between Donald and Dan recorded on tape - inspired by the backwards sounds of Beatle songs like "Rain", "Taxman" and "I'm Only Sleeping" - Donald and Dan were a couple of George Martins figuring out how to get the same thing accomplished on Dan's 4-track cassette recorder - and it worked!
Featured here (along with lyrics) is the 4-track version, followed by Donald's demo - which he played for Dan over the phone - and Dan said "Let's do it!"
Please Don't Ever Change
Before Lloyd and Donald even met Dan they were doing what a lot of Beatles fans did back in the day - and that was to sing their own vocal tracks over Beatles records. "Please Don't Ever Change" was one of their favorites - and so when they met Dan years later, and they all decided to record an Out Of Bodies version - Dan was shocked to find that Donald and Lloyd already had their vocal parts worked out. Today it's still the track that causes people, when they hear it, to ask "that's YOU guys?"
Here's a video Donald created for it, featuring classic old videos of the old Soupy Sales Show - somehow Soupy dancing to it just adds to the fun!
This video is so adorably cute, so sickenly sweet it's been known to cause peoples eyes to rot and teeth to fall out - just looking at it! Proceed with caution.
Just foolin' around... no lyric sheet... neither Dan nor Donald knew the words - but still, here you have it... an impromptu rendition of XTC's "Dear God" recorded straight to boom box. No frills, to say the least. Donald recalls "Dan and I used to think Andy Patridge of XTC used to sing a bit goofy... so this is Dan taking it up a few notches. Dan used to think it was hilarious when I told him that they got an actual kid to sing the opening and closing of the song - when I did my imitation he cracked up - and next thing I knew he was hitting the record button! There was no time to think! Ha!"
Mission: Salvage a long lost video snippet featuring the absolute worst over-acting you will ever see in a lifetime - and make a video which everyone can relate to depicting mindless channel-surfing and yearning to be entertained during a pandemic lockdown.
The OOBs do an impromptu rendition of an obscure Beatles Anthology 3 rarity known to collectors as "Mailman Blues"! This video includes a rarer than rare, fly on the wall, peek behind the curtain moment - perhaps the only one in existance - where Dan, Joe and Donald perform live in front of a boom box.
The Fool On The Hill
"Never before in the history of popular music has such a sweet song been made so utterly creepy..!" - Lloyd.
Again, digging deep into the archives, this is one of Dan's first 4-track songs. Play loud!! Just make sure the kids, your boss, and anyone else offended by the f-word aren't within earshot - as this song contains a bit of that... it's a catchy tune though, you will find yourself humming it at inappropriate times!
The Origin Of Ka Ka Cat
Another treat culled from the Out Of Bodies archives - one of Dan Banic's earliest films - The Origin of Ka Ka Cat, featuring another surprise from even deeper in the archives, a rare Out Of Bodies "lost" track, "Green Tangerine"! My favorite line from the song... "Mongrels... ask no questions!!..." Even though I have no idea what it means.
Freshly dug up from deep within the OOB archives and recently made into a video by Donald - this song quickly became Joe's dad's favorite! Dan recalls, "If I remember correctly, this demo was part of session where I was trying out my drum machine for the first time. I do remember I did a few quick tunes in one take but the best one I liked was this one, which I did earlier as 4 track song." Upon seeing the video for the first time Dan said "GREAT GREAT JOB Donald , Loved the OBE Cartoon Shirt drawing o me , Ha Ha !!!"
PS I Love You
An interesting cover of the Beatles' "PS I Love You" where Dan noticeably changes the mood and sound of it considerably from the original. "Dan came over once with his 4-track machine and this song was on it. We had just finished a long day of recording, and almost as an afterthought he brings this one up and asked me to do the vocals, which I did." recalls Donald. "But it was what he did once he got it back home that floored me. The next time I heard it, not only had he added his own backing vocals but he added this sort of Cha Cha sounding keyboard part, and something that sort of sounds like a cowbell. Turned it from a fairly straight forward cover to something that was more Dan! This quickly became my wife Lori's favorite Out Of Bodies tune - fact she like's it better than the Beatles version - how 'bout that!"
If this song with it's newly added Hieronymus Bosch-like vision of Hades doesn't scare the crap out of you and set you straight on the righteous path to heaven's gates - then NOTHING will! Donald recalls "One night at Dan's he played this for me and I completely freaked out - I love it when Dan lets himself get all bluesy... he didn't have all the lyrics worked out so I helped with that a bit - but Dan had all the instrumentation recorded in it's complete form - and by the nights end he had another great song in the can. It has that old, down South blues record vibe to it - warning everyone to steer clear of that ole' Satan! It's a little spooky, but it should be - don'cha think? Then when I edited the video portion, which was culled from a stop-motion film made in 1934 by French film-maker Wladyslaw Starewiczmade, I made sure to include the part where the little puppy in the clip gets away - I think Dan would appreciate that part... that even at a ball thrown by Satan himself somehow good still manages to outsmart evil."