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DADDY WASN'T THERE!!! (Ming Tea)


While on a break from promoting her current solo album, Susanna Hoffs managed to find time to play in a new band with Mike Myers and Mathew Sweet called Ming Tea. How did this come about you might ask??

The idea to form a band came after Mike Myers and his wife attended a Mathew Sweet concert. Susanna Hoffs performed a gig that same night. They all got to know one another. (Hoffs and Sweet were already good friends.) Sometime during the filming of "Austin Powers", they all got together one evening to watch B-movies. They decided to form a 60's oriented band just for fun.

So they jammed together and called themselves Ming Tea. The name came from a company featured in one of the B-movies they had watched.

So Myers, Hoffs, Sweet and a few other got together and collectively wrote some songs. (I think 10 songs total.) They even played a few gigs around LA. This included a gig or two at a comedy club where the group would mix in comedy skits with their music. They even did a few gigs at the imfamous Viper Room.

Now how did Ming Tea wind up in the Austin Powers movie?? First off, Susanna Hoffs' husband, Jay Roach, directed the movie and since Mike Myers starred in it, it was a given. The band in invariably featured in a number of freeze-frame shots throughout the film. They can also be seen at the end of the movie performing the track "BBC", which the band wrote exclusively for the movie. It appears on the Austin Powers Movie Sndtrk as well.

Will any more Ming Tea material be released?? Members of the band at this point haven't publicly ruled out further action as Ming Tea. Though when asked if a Ming Tea album was in the works, Susanna's manager Tim Anctil replied "There is no Ming Tea album. It was just for fun." However, the group did contribute some instrumental music in the second Austin Powers film, released to theateres in June 1999.

Daddy Daddy wasn't there
Daddy Daddy wasn't there to take me to the fair
It seems he doesn't care
Daddy wasn't there

Daddy Daddy wasn't there to change my underwear
It seems he doesn't care
Daddy wasn't there

When I was first baptized
When I was criticized
When I was ostracized
When I was Jazzercised
Sticky kidney pies
When I was modernized
When I was circumcised
Daddy wasn't there

When I was first baptized
When I was criticized
When I was ostracized
When I was Jazzercised
Sticky kidney pies
When I was modernized
When I was circumcised
Daddy wasn't there to take me to the fair
To change my underwear
Daddy wasn't there

Daddy wasn't there peace

If you got a Daddy issue, here's a Daddy tissue
D to the A to the D-D-Y
D to the A to the D-D-Y
Say it just fad but I've got a deadbeat dad
D to the A to the D-D-Y
D to the A to the D-D-Y
I sit in my room and cry, and I ask myself the reason why
Daddy, Daddy
D-A-D-D-Y, peace
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