I've had records that killed parties and DJ sets, but I generally avoid pieces that actually do murder.
Who composed this gem? What was the piece? All this and more (including how RIPLEY's caused 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to become our National Anthem) - right after the jump! And don't worry - there's no mp3 files or sheet music to accidentally kill you - WFMU wants you back at the blog for more future amusements!
NOTE: I don't always remember where I encountered a particular batch of files presented here at WFMU, so APOLOGIES to those who created scans that are used here by me! I will endeavor to credit those entities in the future posts in this series! Today's post is borrowed from the Digital Comic Museum, with scans created originally by "fett".
The 'National Anthem' page art from 1929 could be by Art Sloggatt. Well, now the cat's out of the bag - the author of the piece in question was famed cellist and composer Jacques Offenbach (and you thought only Barry Manilow could write songs that kill) !