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Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (1911–1965) was a popular musician and bandleader specialising in performing satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment would be punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells, and ridiculous vocals.

Jones was born on the 14th December 1911 in Long Beach, California. He got his nickname by being so thin that he was compared to a railroad spike. At the age of eleven he got his first set of drums. As a… read more

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  • Avatar for Strawb77
    my god. haven`t heard this stuff since a child- thanks last.fm for taking me back there!
  • Avatar for RolloSuplex
    Some of the most ridiculous music I've ever heard. Lots of fun, however.
  • Avatar for bicknor
    One cant sensibly comment re SJ and his music, but just listen, enjoying the humour, inventiveness and sheer fun.

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