Bill Mumy of 'Lost in Space' has a new band with a member of the Bangles
Members of the Beach Boys and Bangles join the former Will Robinson in Action Skulls.
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There's a memorable episode in the delightfully zany third season of Lost in Space when Will Robinson (Bill Mumy) and his sister Penny (Angela Cartwright) visit a planet ruled by youth. On "The Promised Planet," hippie teenagers go-go dance atop platforms. Daisy-covered jukeboxes decorate rooms. Psychedelic posters hang on the wall. "It's, like, freaky man!" Dr. Smith proclaims.
Jump to 45 years later. Cartwright was throwing a Chritstmas part at the end of 2013. Her former castmate Mumy was in attendence. At one point in the evening, Mumy found himself by the piano, alongside Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson and her husband John Cowsill, a drummer for the Cowsills and the Beach Boys. The trio began singing songs by the Beatles and Beach Boys, as any child of the 1960s might.
Struck with inspiration, Mumy began writing songs for the act. Though best known for his TV career, the 63 year old is no stranger to pop music. Mumy has written and recorded with America. He also penned the quirky novelty song "Fish Heads." The actor flooded Peterson and Cowsill with song ideas. The fledgling band finally came together with the addition of Neil Young bassist Rick Rosas. The quartet called itself Action Skulls.
Midway through recording a debut album, Rosas passed away. The other three soldiered on through the tragedy, recording three more tunes to complete Angels Hear, the full-length record which will see independent release on September 29, according to LA Weekly.
You can take a listen to the first track, "Mainstream," below.