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
My Way Home
Another great find from the archives, this was found (and almost missed) among the many cassette tapes devoted to the comedy recordings of Lloyd & Donald. "From time to time, inbetween comedy bits, we were known to fool around on guitar just to switch it up a bit" recalls Donald.
Lloyd recalls "I remember that when we were tracking additional vocals for "My Way Home," there are all these pregnant pauses in the song, which are both hard to time, and kinda ridiculous. Every time we came to one of them it was all we could do to not crack up and ruin the whole thing!"
Rockin' G Mon
I guess you can call this Dan and Donald's first video collaboaration (well... sort of...)
Dan did the first version of this video for his Bubblerock YouTube Channel - and since neither of the other OOBs have EVER managed to succesfully figure out exactly what the Hell a Bubblerock is (Dan refuses to tell us), Donald created a less convoluted version of the video with all of the Bubblerock adverts stripped out - and a nice little segment added to the middle that Dan thought was "out of sight!" - he likened Donald's version to The Beatles Anthology! The song, "Rockin' G Mon" is (to Dan's recollection) the first full song he recorded on his 4-track recorder. You can read more about the song here.
Life Upon A Stream
Donald recalls, "Sometimes when we'd hang out together we'd bring with us this little super 8 film camera - for little to no apparent reason, other than we knew we'd probably be shooting something artsy fartsy that day, wherever we ended up going. Where we ended up that day was Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The "Life Upon A Stream" clip was originally backed with another song - but Dan's "Stream" seemed to fit better with what we shot, so I changed it a little bit. I also remember that day we shot some hilarious footage of us doing some really corny over-acting - like a serious drama or something that somehow results in us doing suicide jumps from the Pavilion towers. I think Joe's got that footage somewhere."
"By the way Joe is a really, really big fan of the New York World's Fair and those near sacred grounds that once held great promise, but now stand neglected, crumbling and silent. He can tell you all sorts of things about it."
The Out Of Bodies - Stripped Naked
The Out Of Bodies raw... no overdubs, no rehearsing, not even a single lyric sheet... just one big improvised mess! Volume One...
Let it Ride!
Joe and Dan doing their favorite routine from the old TV Odd Couple sitcom. You can hear them laugh when Dan almost blows the whole skit - but Joe was able to get him back on track! Let it ride!!
Don't Go Jzero
This song was originally intended for an animated film Donald was working on, which was never completed. He got just about as far as the pencil test before the project was shelved indefinitely. "I asked Dan if he can come up with a tune similar to the Beatles "Nowhere Man", which he did - and after hearing his demo for a while we both recorded this version in his room - which I believe may have been the very first time I went out to visit him when he lived in this old Bronx home. It's the house you see in his "Dead End Delivery" film."
"This little home-made music video uses an even earlier film that Lloyd and I worked on, when little Jzero was featured as a Sesame Street Grover puppet. His ship was this big cardboard box that my parents refridgerator came in, painted white with wings attached - and I'm pretty sure that was Lloyd inside of it running down the street. I don't recall there being any holes in it so he could see where he was going. But that was Lloyd - always willing to risk life and limb for a film project."
Always a big Laurel and Hardy fan, and an admirer of all Hal Roach's film works - this is perhaps Dan's best film. It features Dan and his friend Glenn, who was a real undiscovered natural when it came to pulling those "Little Rascals" type of facial expressions.
Dan recalls, "This film was totally planned out by storyboard pics. It's my best film but was hell to make. For some reason if you go the Steven Spielberg way of shooting and planning every detail you'll come out with a beautifully shot and edited film like "Fish Funk" but you come out a nervous wreck because you constantly have to worry about detail and actors hitting their mark. I'm proud of the film and it's my best but I much prefer shooting in a wild spontaneous way like the "The 3 Kooges". It fits my mentality better and I'm more calm and relaxed because of my spontaneous nature. Just ask Donald and Joe when we create songs this way. It's much easier."
Donald used to live just a few blocks away from College Point's MacNeil Park (or as the old timer's would insist you call it, Chisolm's Park) - which was just water's edge with a nice big field area to run around in - which is exactly what Dan, Joe, Lloyd and he did one blaring hot summer day while creating this little music video for "I Wonder". For kicks they brought along a Jerry Mahoney ventriloquist doll - not realizing at that time how he was going to basically take over the whole video.
The song is about Dan's fascination with UFOs, "...Flying with metallic ships is all I see and all I do - I wonder, wonder, wonder very well...". Jerry sort of side-steps all of that with a maniacle dummy-induced blood bath. The fainting and stumbling at the end of the video were only too real. Donald recalled "We weren't really acting - it was really hot that day!"
In 2021 Donald re-edited the 35 year old video to include behind the scenes photos, Batman TV-series type word balloons, and a much cleaner copy of the audio track.
Pray For The Dead
This song was a live jam between Dan, Donald and Lloyd, recorded in Donald's bedroom. You can hear Dan losing it, not to mention his timing - when Donald and Lloyd make him laugh towards the end of the song. The tune is sort of an improvised jazz-like take on a childhood song they'd sing, "Pray for the dead and the dead will pray for you - it's simply because they have nothing else to do."
The video portion is taken from one of Donald and Joe's favorite horror flicks "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" (the bald ghoul in the video would make them jump out of their skins!) a little bit of the infamous on-camera 1987 kiss-off of Pennsylvania politician gone bad, Budd Dwyer, and some dancing skeletons courtesy of Walt Disney. For some reason this clip gets the most hits out of all the OOB videos on YouTube. Probably due to ole' Budd. He's a regular internet draw.
This odd little music video is the first time Dan and Donald decided to go out on their own and take a video camera along. The song is a rarity in that Dan usually doesn't dwell on such somber thoughts when writing his music, and he actually felt compelled later to do a totally revamped uptempo version of this song called "Time Mind." This version, however, is surrounded by much mystery. One belief at one time was that it was a song about the passing of Dan's family dog. Dan never did elaborate.
For the video Donald began by filming Dan in MacNeil Park again, but then they jumped in the car and headed out towards the picturesque cemeteries of Middle Village, Queens. Donald recalls, "We just drove around it and Dan held the camera out of the window. The camera was one of those big bulky things that would attach separately to an even bigger, bulkier VHS recorder. It was amazing we could be mobile at all with that kind of set-up! It reminded me of how I used to see my Uncle Nolo record family movies - with this enormous get-up. The sleeping guy in the truck who looked like he was dead was just dumb luck! Little does he know he's been immortalized on tape."
By the way, here's the aforementioned happier version of the "Death" song, "Time Mind"...
I Can Help
A quick, made for YouTube clip by Dan. He explained on his page, "Another comedy gem from The Out Of Bodies. Dan Ban busy trying to record his music while his buddy Donald Jeff calls him on the phone. Jerry our favorite dummy makes a guest appearance too. There is a long audio version of the song from this video which is actually me (Dan) doing Billy Swans "I Can Help" ( Classic hit from 1974 ). It's a great studio cover version I did."
WTF Did I Just Watch?
We're not even going to bother explaining this one...