The Tiki Kings: Tō, Kuku, BI, Matafaga, Queen Ataata and Professor Spiffybottom
Instruments: Gut-String Bamboo Battle Spear, Clam Shell Island Shakers, Coconut Rocks & Shrunken Head Reverb Tanks
Recorded: An island somewhere in the Pacific.
The Untold Tale:
Professor Spiffybottom engages on a expedition far beyond his imagination. During his latest excursion to an unchartered island in the South Pacific he realises that his studies have gone further than any social archaeologist before him. His proximity to a lost tribe reveals a deep connection to its Gods....more specificically Tikis. Are they merely natives or are they direct decendents of their creators? He will surely find out because he shall never leave the island again! He is held captive by the Tikis. During his captivity in the humid jungles of the island he learns more about their customs, rituals and habits. He knows them each by name. TO, Bi, Matafaga, and Kuku watch closely over. During his captivity in the Pipi (thatched hut) he can hear these Tikis performing their unique music. While awaiting his fate in the Pipi he notices to his horror numerous skulls and shrunken heads!
These hideous heads seem to be everywhere in the Pipi and around the village. In the Pipi he notices one head in particular. This unusual head is making some unusual sounds as though it is trying to communitcate. After much decifering the professor discover's the strangest phenomenon....the head is still alive and speaking! With bound lips the head mumbles a bizarre tale of his affections for Queen Ataata, his eventual capture and decapatation. His name is Ted and he is a shrunken head valued by the Tiki Kings.
Meanwhile under the smoke of a threatening volcano the professor's studies informally continue. Beyond the lagoon he observes traces of Maricorico in the distance splashing her mermaid tail through the soft waves of the reflecting sea and sweetly singing. He is both intrigued and terrified by the mystical and threatening world around him. He has gained more insight about these Tikis than anyone else before. He witnesses their rites, listens to their music, and witnesses their sacrifices! He discovers Queen Ataata and falls in love with her charms instantly. At once he is shocked to learn her thirst for blood that cannot be satisfied while the Tikis fullfill her KANAKA otherwise known as her sacrificial wishes. The terrified professor is now face to face with The Tiki Kings!!