• June 2nd The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast

    The fake radio show finally became a real radio show of a sort, when The Thrilling Adventure Hour began podcasting in January 2011, bringing the show to an even wider audience. The musical episode (The Piano Has Been Drinking) is a fan favorite. Andy has written songs and score for the show since it started […]





  • September 2nd Annoying Orange

    Tom Shephard hired Andy to write music for Dane Boedigheimer’s “The High Fructose Adventures Of the Annoying Orange” on the Cartoon Network.  Andy scores and regularly writes songs for “Annoying Orange.”  Vocalists on these songs include Weird Al Yankovich, Alice Cooper, Bret Michaels, Dave Grohl, Maria Menounos, Felicia Day and many others.



  • September 3rd Bobcat Goldthwait’s “God Bless America”

    Bobcat Goldthwait asked Andy to write and produce songs for his film “God Bless America” starring Joel Murray and Tara Lynn Barr. Andy also appears in the film as the bandleader on a T.V. show and meets an untimely demise at the hands of Joel Murray.

  • September 3rd Will Ferrell’s Old Milwaukee ad

    Andy wrote and produced a series of ads for Old Milwaukee beer starring Will Ferrell. “The Taste Of Old Milwaukee” Music by Andy Paley Lyrics by Andy Paley Performed by Will Ferrell

  • September 2nd Honeyhoney

    Andy’s friends Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santos asked him to play harmonica and drums on their band Honeyhoney’s “Billy Jack” album.



  • December 23rd “Don’t Be A Jerk (It’s Christmas)”

    Andy and Tom Kenny co-wrote the SpongeBob SquarePants song “Don’t Be A Jerk (It’s Christmas)” which was released during the 2010 holiday season. This photo was taken after a performance by SpongeBob and the Hi-Seas on the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles.

  • December 16th “Einstein the Class Hamster”

    Janet Tashijan, a children’s book author, and her son Jake Tashijan, an animator, asked Andy to write a song for their book trailer. “Einstein the Class Hamster” has been a hit with school children around the country.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVOQjksT5E4 “Einstein The Class Hamster” Music by Andy Paley Lyrics by Andy Paley

  • September 2nd “Handy Manny”

    Andy and Tom Kenny write the songs for Disney’s “Handy Manny,” a children’s cartoon featuring Wilmer Valderrama, Tom Kenny, Dee Bradley Baker, Carlos Alzaraqui, Katie Soucie, Grey DeLisle,  Nike Futterman and Fred Stoller.

  • thrillign largoMarch 2nd The Thrilling Adventure Hour at Largo

    In 2010, the Thrilling Adventure Hour shortened its name and moved to Largo at the Coronet, where the monthly shows continue with Andy leading the Andy Paley Orchestra and writing songs and score for the show.



  • September 2nd Roy Buchanan

    Roy Buchanana’s  “Live: Amazing Grace” was released in 2009.  It includes songs that Andy plays drums and/or piano on when he toured the world with Roy Buchanan in the 70s. 

  • fodSeptember 1st HBO’s Funny or Die Presents

    Andy scored HBO’s “Funny or Die Presents,” wrote the main theme and also had several songs featured in segments, such as Brett Gelman’s “1,000 Cats” and “The Slovin and Allen Show.”

  • August 2nd Bobcat Goldthwait’s “World’s Greatest Dad”

    Andy and his writing partner Tom Kenny wrote and performed “The Creeper (When I Get High).”  The song was featured in Bobcat Goldthwait’s film “World’s Greatest Dad” starring Robin Williams.

  • March 1st Funny or Die’s “Bat Fight”

    Andy and Will Ferrell co-wrote the song “Bat Fight.” The funnyordie.com video starring Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson has over 7 million hits at this writing. Andrew Steele, Funny or Die’s creative director, and Will gave Andy 20 minutes of raw footage which they had shot on the set of “Eastbound and Down.” Andy’s mission […]



  • September 2nd Darlene Love

    Andy was thrilled that Darlene Love, one of his favorite vocalists, chose to include “Mr. Fix-It,” a song he wrote and produced for the Dick Tracy soundtrack, on “So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology.”

  • September 1st My Gym Partner’s a Monkey

    Tim Cahill and Julie McNally-Cahill asked Andy to write and produce songs and score for their Cartoon Network show “My Gym Partner’s a Monkey.” One of these songs, “I’d Rather Do Anything Than Sing” from the “Animal School Musical” episode, is the last lead vocal that Robert Goulet ever recorded. Other songs featured Brian Doyle […]



  • July 22nd The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show

    Andy’s friends Dave “The Gruber” Allen (a.k.a. “The Naked Trucker”) and David Koechner (a.k.a. “T-Bones”) recruited him to join their band The Dick-Around Gang on drums (joining Tommy Chan on guitar and J.P. Fitting on bass).  The band performed live shows at venues like Largo and the Troubador in Los Angeles, as well as shows in New […]



  • September 12th SpongeBob SquarePants “The Best Day Ever” Album

    The Best Day Ever Album features cast members from the SpongeBob SquarePants TV show singing original songs by Andy and Tom Kenny and performing interstitial comedy pieces written by Paul Kozlowski, Jill Talley, Tom Kenny and Andy.  Musicians and vocalists on the album include Brian Wilson, James Burton, Mandy Barnett, Tommy Morgan, Nino Tempo, Flaco […]




  • November 19th The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Soundtrack

    Andy Paley and Tom Kenny wrote “The Best Day Ever,” “Under My Rock,” and “Employee Of The Month,” all which appeared on the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Soundtrack. Little Steven Van Zandt chose “Under My Rock” as his “best song of the month” on his Underground Garage show on Sirius XM upon its release, making it […]

  • brianSeptember 2nd Brian Wilson’s “Gettin’ In Over My Head”

    Andy and Brian co-wrote four of the songs on this album: “Soul Searchin,’” “Desert Drive,” “Gettin’ In Over My Head,” and “Saturday Morning in the City.”

  • September 1st The L Word

    Director/producer Ilene Chaiken, creator of Showtime’s “The L Word,” asked Andy to score the first two seasons of her show. The show featured multiple genres of music, from dance music to classical to blues and more, allowing Andy to showcase his range.

  • September 1st Mayor of the Sunset Strip

    Andy Paley and Brian Wilson wrote a song in tribute to K.R.O.Q. D.J. Rodney Bingenheimer. Andy produced the recording. “Rodney On The ROQ,” which for years has been the theme song for Rodney Bingenheimer’s Los Angeles radio show on KROQ. The song is performed by Brian Wilson with Jeff Foskett and Andy on background vocals. Not […]

  • August 22nd Andy Paley and Tom Kenny (The voice of SpongeBob SquarePants)

    Andy’s dear friend the late Tommy Ardolino introduced Andy to voice actor Tom Kenny before an NRBQ show in Los Angeles. Ardolino suggested that Andy and Tom should write songs together. It turned out he was 100% right. The songwriting partnership has proven to be very fruitful, first writing songs for SpongeBob but expanding their […]




  • September 1st Solomon Burke “Soul Searchin'”

    Solomon Burke covered the song “Soul Searchin’” written by Andy Paley and Brian Wilson. The song was included on Solomon Burke’s Grammy winning album “Don’t Give Up On Me.” “Soul Searchin” was also recorded by the Beach Boys and features Carl Wilson’s last recorded lead vocal, and is also on Brian Wilson’s solo album “Gettin’ […]



  • September 1st Tim Carroll’s “Free Again”

    Andy produced Tim Carroll’s self-released album “Free Again” in 2001, and allmusic.com raves: “Add tasteful, hands-off production from Andy Paley and you’ve got a great little album of tough, twang-friendly roots rock; in a just world, every A&R man in America would be offering Carroll a sweetheart deal, but in the meantime he’ll just have to settle for being […]




  • September 1st Election soundtrack

    Andy produced the soundtrack for the movie “Election” directed by Alexander Payne in 1999. He also produced soundtracks for “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “A Walk on the Moon” the same year.




  • September 1st Bill Paxton’s “Traveller”

    Bill Paxton asked Andy to score his directorial debut “Traveller.” Andy also produced the soundtrack which includes songs by Mandy Barnett, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Randy Travis, k.d. lang, Lila McCann and Al Green.

  • September 1st God Said Ha!

    Andy produced the soundtrack album for Julia Sweeney’s live show “God Said Ha!”  The album was nominated for a Grammy.



  • December 17th “Surrender To Jonathan”

    Andy produced this 1996 album by his good friend Jonathan Richman. Recorded in Hollywood, tracks include “I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar,” “Egyptian Reggae,” and “French Style.”  



  • September 2nd April March

    Andy lent his musical talents to April March on “Chick Habit,” playing bass, drums, glockenspiel, organ and singing backing vocals. The two had met a few years earlier when Andy did music for Ren and Stimpy and April March, under her real name Elinor Blake, did animation. They still occasionally collaborate.

  • September 1st Camp Lazlo (Emmy Award)

    Animator/writer Joe Murray asked Andy to do the score and songs for his Cartoon Network show Camp Lazlo. He had a very specific idea of what the music should sound like and found the perfect composer for his vision in Andy. At the 2006-2007 Primetime Emmys, Andy won for “Best Original Score” for his work […]

  • May 23rd “Young Blood” by Jerry Lee Lewis

    Warren Beatty put Andy together with Jerry Lee Lewis so that he could record Andy’s song “It Was The Whiskey Talkin’ (Not Me)” for the Dick Tracy soundtrack. Jerry Lee and Andy hit it off so well that they decided to do an album together, starting out at Sun Studio and then Ardent in  Memphis, […]



  • September 2nd Rubinoos

    The Rubinoos, a power pop band from Berkeley, covered the Paley Brother’s “Rendezvous” on the 1994 album “Garage Sale”. .”Rendezvous” – Words and Music by Andy Paley



  • September 2nd Debbie Harry

    When the Paley Brothers played at CBGBs in 1977, Debbie Harry told them, “You guys are by far the classiest act I’ve ever seen in this place.” Many years later, Andy and Debbie’s paths crossed again when Andy produced “Tear Drops” and “Last Date” on Debbie’s album Debravation.

  • September 1st Shelf Life

    Andy wrote the score for the legendary Paul Bartel’s last movie, “Shelf Life,” including the song “In My Moondreams” which he recorded with Brian Wilson.

  • September 1st Livingston Taylor covers “Jacques Cousteau”

    Andy recorded the song “Jacques Cousteau” in 1979 under the name The Young Jacques. Plastique Bertrand covered it in 1981, and Livingston Taylor covered it on his album “Good Friends” in 1993. The song was also performed by the Annapolis Glee Club in a special concert for Jacques Cousteau. Other cover versions were done by John […]



  • September 1st Ren and Stimpy

    Andy’s friend John Kricfalusi asked him if he knew any talented voice actors. Andy suggested Billy West, who ended up as the voice of Stimpy playing to John’s Ren. At the same time, John asked Andy to create songs and score for his groundbreaking cartoon. Songs include “Don’t Whiz on the Electric Fence,” “Sugar Sod […]



  • September 2nd The Mighty Lemon Drops

    Andy produced the album  “Sound”  by Wolverhampton rockers The Mighty Lemon Drops.  

  • September 1st John Wesley Harding

    Andy produced “Here Comes the Groom” for John Wesley Harding in 1989 and followed it up by producing “The Name Above the Title” in 1991. 



  • June 24th Dick Tracy “I’m Breathless”

    Andy had two songs featured on this soundtrack album. “I’m Going Bananas” was co-written by Mike Kernan and Andy and performed by Madonna, and “Now I’m Following You” was written by Jeff Lass, Ned Claflin, Andy Paley and Jonathan Paley.  Madonna included both of these songs in her live shows. Madonna discussed “Now I’m Following […]

  • March 24th Dick Tracy Soundtrack

    Andy produced and wrote songs for the Dick Tracy soundtrack. Highlights from this album include “Ridin’ The Rails” by k.d. lang and Take 6, “It Was The Whiskey Talkin’ (Not Me)” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “You’re In The Doghouse Now” by Brenda Lee, “Mr. Fix-It” by Darlene Love, “Some Lucky Day” sung by Andy Paley and “Pep ,Vim and Verve” sung […]



  • September 1st Chris Isaak’s “Heart Shaped World”

    Andy co-produced a track on this album (“Diddley Daddy”).

  • September 1st NRBQ’s Wild Weekend

    Andy co-produced NRBQ’s album Wild Weekend and co-wrote the song “The One and Only.” Tracks from this album have been featured on “The Simpsons”.

  • January 2nd Ofra Haza’s “I Want To Fly”

    Ofra Haza may not be a household name in the United States, but when Andy produced “I Want to Fly” for her album “Desert Wind” she was one of the most popular singers in Israel.



  • September 2nd Brian Wilson’s first solo album

    Brian Wilson and Andy co-wrote four songs on Brian’s first solo album: “Night Time,” “Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight” , “I Walk The Line” and “Rio Grande.”  Their collaboration continued well past this album and was fruitful enough to produce an impressive catalog of songs, the majority of which remain unreleased. They’ve probably written […]




  • March 24th “It’s Time For Jonathan Richman”

    Jonathan Richman and Andy’s friendship goes back to when they were both 18 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the years, Andy has produced many recording sessions with Jonathan and the Modern Lovers. A large portion of these remain unreleased. This album, “It’s Time for Jonathan Richman,” was recorded in Boston in 1986. Some tracks from this […]



  • March 24th “Rockin’ And Romance” Jonathan Richman

    Andy produced this Jonathan Richman album in 1985 in northern California. Some of the tracks from this album are “The Beach,” “U.F.O Man,” “Vincent Van Gogh,” “Walter Johnson,” “My Jeans,” “The Fenway” and “Cruddy Little Chewing Gum Wrapper.”






  • March 24th Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers

    Andy has toured the world with Jonathan and the Modern Lovers, playing guitar , singing backup and sometimes playing drums. This photo shows Andy, Asa Brebner and Jonathan Richman playing in Barcelona.





  • November 23rd The Paley Brothers at Gold Star Recording Studio

    The Paley Brothers recorded a single produced by Phil Spector at Gold Star Recording Studio in Hollywood in 1978. “Baby, Let’s Stick Together” is the last track on the Paley Brothers “The Complete Recordings” and represents the last Phil Spector session with the so-called wrecking crew at Gold Star, which later burned down. In this […]

  • March 23rd The Paley Brothers and Patti Smith

    Patti Smith invited the Paley Brothers onstage to sing with her at The Bottom Line in Manhattan in 1975.  When Richard Sohl quit the Patti Smith band, Andy was brought in and played piano, organ and guitar in the Patti Smith band on various tours.



  • December 24th The Paley Brothers Live at Paradise

    The Paley Brothers performing live at the Paradise Club in Boston

  • August 24th Shangri-Las live at CBGB’s

    “The Shangri-Las play a suprise gig at CBGB’s.” Andy spent the summer working with The Shangri-Las. One day after rehearsal they decided they wanted to play somewhere. Andy called his friends Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Doughety and they did a quick run-through of a few songs. CBGB’s owner Hilly Kristal got the call….bumped somebody […]

  • August 24th Andy & The Shangri-Las with Linda Stein

    Andy Paley & The Shangri-Las with the late Linda Stein outside the Sire Records building on w 76th st in New York Photo by Roberta Bayley

  • August 24th Andy working with the Shangri-Las

    Cutting an 8 track demo at the Sire Records demo studio on w 76th st in New York L to R: Andy Paley, Mary Weiss, Liz Weiss, & Margie Ganser Photo by Roberta Bayley

  • March 24th Pinball at CBGB’s

    L to R: David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Dee Dee Ramone, & Andy Paley Andy playing pinball at CBGB’s Photo Credit: Bob Gruen

  • March 24th The Paley Brothers in Bel Air
  • March 24th The Paley Brothers with David Johansen at CBGB’s

    L to R: Richard Sohl of Patti Smith Group, Andy Paley, David Johansen of New York Dolls, Jonathan Paley, Lenny Kaye of Patti Smith Group, & Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult Photo by Bob Gruen David Johansen introduces the 1st Paley Brothers gig at CBGB’s. “Ladies and gentleman….please welcome the fabulous….Paley Brothers!!!!” This photo is […]





  • March 24th The Sidewinders play Max’s Kansas City

    The Sidewinders (L toR): Leigh Foxx on bass, Jimmy Wilkins on drums, Andy Paley lead singer, Billy Squier on guitar performing live at Max’s Kansas City in 1974, where they were more or less the house band.




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