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- 04/04/15--19:40: _Gugun Power Trio
- 04/05/15--14:48: _More Lenny Bruce
- 04/05/15--14:49: _Hardest Hits, Volum...
- 04/05/15--15:19: _The Avengers
- 04/05/15--15:50: _Beargarden
- 04/05/15--22:01: _#2 of Apantabapanta...
- 04/06/15--18:11: _Part 1 of Brian's G...
- 04/06/15--18:15: _Cream, Part 1
- 04/07/15--15:30: _Cream, Part 2
- 04/07/15--22:10: _Carlin Part 2
- 04/08/15--14:56: _Comedy Man Brian ta...
- 04/09/15--14:50: _Cream Part 3
- 04/09/15--21:20: _Cream Part 4
- 04/10/15--13:51: _Cream Part 5
- 04/11/15--17:35: _Brian presents Swan...
- 04/11/15--17:46: _Cream decides to ki...
- 04/13/15--17:37: _A Psychedelic Tribu...
- 04/13/15--21:08: _My man Cliff from t...
- 04/13/15--21:31: _The Masterplan
- 04/14/15--19:11: _Brian the Comedy Ki...
- 04/04/15--19:40: Gugun Power Trio
- 04/05/15--14:48: More Lenny Bruce
- 04/05/15--14:49: Hardest Hits, Volume 1-5
- 04/05/15--15:19: The Avengers
- 04/05/15--15:50: Beargarden
- 04/05/15--22:01: #2 of Apantabapanta's Encyclopedia Project
- 04/06/15--18:11: Part 1 of Brian's George Carlin mega-deluge
- 04/06/15--18:15: Cream, Part 1
- 04/07/15--15:30: Cream, Part 2
- 04/07/15--22:10: Carlin Part 2
- 04/08/15--14:56: Comedy Man Brian takes on Richard Pryor
- 04/09/15--14:50: Cream Part 3
- 04/09/15--21:20: Cream Part 4
- 04/10/15--13:51: Cream Part 5
- 04/11/15--17:35: Brian presents Swans Part 5 (Finale!)
- 04/11/15--17:46: Cream decides to kill me, Brian decides to help me, more Carlin
- 04/13/15--17:37: A Psychedelic Tribute to the Doors
- 04/13/15--21:08: My man Cliff from the UK with more reggae greatness
- 04/13/15--21:31: The Masterplan
- 04/14/15--19:11: Brian the Comedy Kid is at it again
Ok, after that foolishness, here's one I really DO like, from Indonesia, ca. 2004, this band is referred to at
home as "Gugun Blues Shelter" or "Gugun and the Blues Shelter", for reasons unclear to me they are referred to as "Gugun Power Trio" for the American and European markets. They have released a handful of albums in Indonesia, only two in the English-speaking markets, this one ("Far East Blues Experience") and another whcih I don't have (anyone able to help?) entitled "Solid Ground".....
01 Woman/02 Turn It Down/03 Fallin Down/04 Who Is To Blame/05 Spinnin' Around Me/06 Holding On/07 Move On/08 Talk Too Much/09 Plastic People/10 Night Flying/11 Emptiness/12 Good Things, bad Things/13 Whiskey Woman (Acoustic)
Brian from Ohio sends me the THIRD installment of his Lenny Bruce collection, this one I am not familiar with so grab if interested......as always with his stuff you can acquire it either here or on his site
He tells us that he is working on an ENORMOUS project illuminating the work of George Carlin, I never would have dreamed that that guy had THAT much material, but as I state, I am no expert on comedy recordings, and THAT is why we have guest contributors, no?
OK, let me throw you a curveball worthy of Felix Hernandez (HELL YES it's finally baseball season! You
don't like baseball? Well, sorry about your luck, because I LOVE it and plan to and likely will talk about it a couple of times a week during the season.......only thing better than baseball? Football, of course, and by that I mean FOOTBALL, not what you across the pond guys call "futbol" or whatever it is, and, by the way, how about the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team pulling off the amazing upset tonight and knocking off unbeaten Kentucky? Very exciting, and congrats Badgers....truly, I have no horse in this race, but gotta give props and best wishes to the Badgers for that stellar performance tonight!)
OK, so what's here? Well, I described it already, in an ironic way this might be similar to the death metal set of a few days ago, polarizing in a love-it-or-hate-it kind of way. What is interesting/cool about this set is that most of the tracks are extended/dance versions of the tracks which was a huge thing back in 1982 or whenever......so, here they be, in all their New Romantic (ALWAYS hated that foolish term) glory......
Disc 1 opens and closes with different versions of The Puppets "The Way of Life" (The "dance version" and
the "'91 Remix")......in between there are forgotten legends of that era, B-Movie, Kirsty MacColl, Scary Thieves......remember all that? I do, and I hated it all at the time, but like a lot of period pieces, once it settles into dust it becomes more relevant.
The second disc gives us Trio's notorious "Da Da Da", Pigbag's nearly-as-notorious "Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag", as well as Johnny Warman's cool "Screaming Jets", a good one from Jona Lewie, The Normal's "Warm Leatherette"......if you LOVE this stuff (I don't, but I do enjoy it in the proper frame of mind), this will be like Christmas in April for ya!
Probably the highlight of Disc 3 is Lords of the New Church's extended "Dance With Me", we also get some more pure period stuff such as Lotus Eaters, Nick Heyward, Vicious Pink, and Night Moves, there is lots more.....I was (high school) Class of 79, we used to beat up people that liked this stuff, and to the classes of, say 1980-83 or so, what can I say? My bad........
The fourth disc hits us with Flying Lizards' bizarre version of "Money", Duran Duran's FIRST hit "Planet Earth" (in an extended dance version, this was before "Rio"/"Hungry Like the Wolf"/"Girls on Film", etc, it's also NOT AS GOOD AS THOSE, but being less well-known it is welcomed here).....Japan and Heaven 17 contribute as well to make this maybe the most accessable of the 5 discs.
And finally, we have the final disc, which wraps up with Elton Motello/s "club mix" of "Jet Boy/Jet Girl", also SSQ's "Jet Town", China Crisis, Cosmat Angels......OK, you CERTAINLY get the idea.....if you ain't figured it out, I LOVE these period piece comps when they are true to their intention (see: "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" a couple days ago), and this one is quite well sculpted, crafted, and assembled, which, again, if you LOVE this stuff, you will damn near cry over this set, if you are indifferent (like myself) this set will serve as a PERFECT marker of that scene (as well as be 5x more of this stuff than you will EVER want).
Really, it's pretty good......it's hypnotic nature (long tracks, repetitive grooves, etc) would make it difficult to
listen to on a 4 hour car trip, but in smaller doses, it without question has it's charms....never thought I'd say that "back then", but as I said before, some times with music, and more often with "scene" music, you need to wait for the dust to settle. This is a decent comp, take my word for it.
DISC 1-THE PUPPETS-The Way of Life (Dance Mix)/02 SCARY THIEVES-The Waiting Game (Extended Version)/03 KIRSTY MACCOLL-A New England (Extended Version)/04 JON ST JAMES-The Girl Who Seduced the World/05 THE MOOD-I Don't Need Your Love Now (Remix)/06 PASSION PUPPETS-Like Dust (Extended Version)/07 UROPA LULA- Our Love Has Just Begun (Extended Remix)/08 B-MOVIE-Our Love has Just Begun (Extended Version)/09 THOMAS LEER-Heartbeat (Extended Mix)/10 THE PUPPETS-The Way of Life (91 Remix)
DISC 3-01 VOICE OF AMERICA-Story of Love (extended Version)/02 CHAMELEONS UK-Swamp
Thing/03 LOTUS EATERS-The First Picture of You/04 THE COMSAT ANGELS-You Move Me (One Good Reason)/05 JACKIE LEVEN-Love Is Shining Down On Me/06 FRICTION FACTORY-Feels Like Heaven/07 NICK HEYWARD-Goodbye Yesterday (Extended Version)/08 STEVE HARLEY-heartbeat Like Thunder (Extended Version)/09 LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH-Dance With Me (Extended Version)/10 GLAMOROUS CULT-Tokyo Streets/11 THE HAWIIAN PUPS-Baby Judy/12 VICIOUS PINK-Can't You See (Extended Version)/13 MICRO CHIP LEAGUE-New York (Dance Floor Cut)/14 NIGHT MOVES-Transdance
DISC 4-01 THE ASSEMBLY-Never Never/02 SAL SOLO-San Damiano (Heart and Soul)/03 FLYING LIZARDS-Money/04 VICIOUS PINK-Take Me Now/05 THE NAILS-88 Lines About 44 Women/06 ROBERT HAZARD-Escalator of Life/07 LOTUS EATERS-You Don't Need Someone New (Charleston Mix)/08 THE CALL-Everywhere I Go/09 FURNITURE-Brilliant Mind/10 JAPAN-Life In Tokyo (Disco Mix)/11 DURAN DURAN-Planet Earth (Night Version)/12 HITLIST-Into the Fire (Full Version)/13 HEAVEN 17-Let Me Go
DISC 5-01 ENDGAMES-First Last For Everything (Club
Version)/02 NICK HEYWARD-Whistle Down the Wind/03 BOYS BRIGADE-Melody/04 CHINA CRISIS-Working With Fire and Steel (Mix)/05 PETER GODWIN-Baby's In the Mountains (New York Mix)/06 THE COMSAT ANGELS-Day One/07 VISAGE-Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix)/08 THE FLYING PICKETS-Only You/09 FREUR-Doot-Doot (Extended Mix)/10 SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK-Love Missle F-1-11 (Extended Version)/11 SECESSION-Simon Says/12 THOMAS LEER-International (Global Mix)/13 SSQ-Jet Town/14 ELTON MOTELLO-Jet Boy/Jet Girl (Club Mix)
Having a LITTLE Zippy trouble today, just a bit though, I will hopefully have all 5 of these discs up before you know it.
Clearing all that synth-pop from my head, let us now relive a bit MORE of my high school years (this time with stuff from MY side of the tracks), kick ass San Francisco punk rock from the Avengers. Like many of the 70's punk bands they shifted lineups a bit, but basically what we had here were singer Penelope Houston, guitarist Danny Ingraham, drummer Danny Furious (!), and bassist James Wilsey. The released an EP in 1977, "We Are the One", the tracks from which are included on this collection. They released no other studio material in the time in which they were together, however, after thier disbandment, an album was released entitled "Avengers" was thrown together, rounding up tracks from thier entire tour of duty.
I am not certain but I think this collection includes everything they released, if not it's damn near all of it, the entire LP and I think all the EP's and singles are here too (they did have a couple live releases too, thought I had one of them here but either I'm wrong or can't find it)...... too bad because I remember them as being a dynamic live act, if I find it later (or Andie James or Dave Sez has it) I'll put it up later......anyways THESE are the sounds of the late 1970's as I remember them.......
I guess like so many of these guys they sully my memory of them by reuniting in recent times, a fact that I could ignore if not for the fact that there is a track here (a live "The American in Me") in which they team up with Pearl Jam, interesting at the very least......the original stuff, though, is as frantic as I recall it.
AVENGERS COLLECTION-01 We Are the One/02 Car Crash/03 I Believe In Me/04 Open Your Eyes/05 No Martyr/06 Desperation/07 Thin White Line/08 Paint It Black/09 The American In Me/10 White Nigger/11 Uh-Oh/12 Second to None/13 Corpus Christi/14 Fuck You (Live)/15 Teenage Rebel/16 Friends of Mine/17 White Nigger/18 The Good The Bad and the Kowalskis/19 I Want In/20 Crazy Homicide/21 Penelope Unplugged/22 End of the World/23 American In Me (Live With Pearl Jam in 2006)/24 Corpus Christi
Link coming up in a while, working overtime to bring you lots of posts today, a veritable Easter Bunny I am!
Here's are little rarity from 1985, the sole release from Australia's Beargarden. ("All That Fall").....new wave pop, not too bad, but relatively unknown. And, despite that, this one-shot disc is without question worth a listen, typical mid-80's new wave stuff, might remind one of INXS or something like that......alot of the tracks here would have made fairly catchy singles given the chance ("Drink Drink Drink", and "I Write the News" , notably, have some fairly good guitars mixed way down low (I like that effect sometimes) and vocals that remind me of......hmmmmmm, well of MOST mid-80's New Wavers, but don't let that scare you away, unless you are from Down Under, I doubt most of you have heard this one. Really not bad, no forgotten classic, for sure, but equally as sure, "forgotten" and very, very listenable.
BEARGARDEN-01 A Minute In Black and White/02 The Tell Tale Heart/03 A Year in the Shade/04 I Write the News/05 Drink Drink Drink/06 A Seaside Song/07 All That Fall/08 She's Crying/09 Bright Penny/10 Drink Drink Drink (Extended Mix)/11 Instrumental Number 1/12 Lounge
My main man in Greece Apantabapanta, as I told you last week, has begun an exhaustive encyclopedia
project, one on which he could use some volunteer help (take special notice, all you folks that want links re-upped but can't be bothered to do anything for the rest of "our" community).....this is the second part, I happen to know this guy only has internet access on the weekends, so it is 1000% truly a labor of love for him, and he could use some help, so if you are interested in helping him, get in contact with ME (comments section will be fine) and I will hook you up with him......I think it's a great and interesting project, one would think that 1 or 2 of you, at least (I get AT LEAST 3 "re-up this" requests EVERY DAY) could volunteer 15 minutes of your day to help him out.........really, you have no idea how much it will be appreciated, by HIM and by ME as well......
Ace UK How Long The Best of Ace 1988 @320
Acqua Fragile ITA Anthology 1975 @192 not really a best of, but a collection of bands only two albums.
Adam & The Ants UK Stand & Deliver 2006 @192
After Tea NET Not Just a Flower In Your Hair (1967-69) 2002 @192
After The Fire UK Der Kommissar 2001 @320
a) The idea is to know the music of the bands all around the world that their music style is close to – Pop / Rock-Folk / Rock-New / Wave-Punk / Rock-Hard / Rock-Prog / Rock
b) I’ll try to post 5 bands every week.
c) Some bands have been reformed.
d) If anyone like this idea and have something to post I think BigScott will agree.
e) Volunteers needed for finding & posting bands starting from letter ‘’B’’.
That is fine work, Apantabapanta, and your request for the discs you want WILL be filled this week......to
the rest of you, PLEASE someone volunteer to help this guy out with all the work that is involved with this project....obviously, I would if I could but this blog takes up a BUNCH of my time as it is.....someone? anyone?....this is a GREAT chance for you "Hey, man, how bout reupping these 50 links I want" guys.....
Does this dude have a ton of comedy albums or what? It's his "thing" that he's passionate about, and he sure does share them with the rest of the world....they are always welcome here, as is anything you or anyone you know has something they wish to share with the world, just, please, NO attempts to sell or make money on any of it, that is practically like saying you have no concept at all as to what we are doing here.
Anyway, I know very little about Carlin, probably haven't listened to him in 20 years, my Dad was a huge fan of his, I recall....I'll let Brian fill you in on the details:
And, of course, his stuff can always be found at his own site as well:
This came with the set. Contains several good vintage routines that never made it on an album: "Tattoos", "Clerks", "Monopoly", "Hitchhiking", and the hilarious "400,000 American Musical Favorites". Also has an intro from George's radio show while he was in the Navy, as well as the vicious "How to Handle A Heckler"...man, you wouldn't want George mad at you!
There you go...all George's 70's material. As I said, Part 2 will be 70's video. Got some good stuff coming up. Gimme some comments.
( George Carlin Discography Little David Years 1971-1977 Album Download )
OK, let me start out by saying that while I love a LOT of the music of Cream, I think they were a slight bit
overrated.....why? well, let me attempt to explain what is sure to be an unpopular position (and don't make too much out of it, I do love a lot of their work)....OK, to me, Cream were the first band that we REALLY separated their studio work from their live shows.......we do that often NOW, but back then? Cream's studio work, although they were capable of some brilliant shit (they had some tremendous singles, and the "Best of Cream" is a fine disc that should be in nearly ANYONE'S collection), and while they were a legendary live act, often, the endless jamming got to be a bit much to listen to on record, if you get what I'm saying......I just don't think they were as "great" as maybe some people might have thought they were, but, nonetheless, they DID make some incredible music for us, and were a VERY transcendental band. They incorporated the hard rock "pop-singles" format, as well as psychedelia and blues, into their act, and were an EXTREMELY important act in rock n roll history......Eric Clapton, IMO, was never better, Jack Bruce contributed wonderful bass playing and fine vocals (and, I might add, HORRENDOUS harmonica playing), and of course, Ginger Baker manned the skins, enough said there.....a good band, just maybe remembered a BIT more fondly than is necessary.
OK, let's start tonight with their studio efforts, perhaps you might see what I am saying......the first album "Fresh Cream" (which is presented here in the CD version with a few "bonus cuts") has some good shit on it...."NSU", "Sleepy Time Time" and the drum showcase "Toad" would become live staples, they are OK as studio tracks, but, IMO, not really MORE than "OK".....it's what I'd call a 2-star album, although there is some good material here, and the bonus discs certainly help the cause ("Spoonful").
"Wheels of Fire" was a double disc set, half studio/half live, a lot of people love it, I can't (really) argue....after all it DOES contain "White Room", "Born Under a Bad Sign", and "Politician" on the studio disc, certainly it is essential.....the "live" disc"? Well, this is where the problems begin, at least for repeated listenings.....four tracks, which seem to go on forever, "Crossroads" is great of course, but "Traintime" and "Toad" seem to literally NEVER end.
And the final studio album they created was "Goodbye Cream".......by my math that makes but four.......and it does include the tremendous "Badge" (one of Clapton's most incredible solos) as well as "I'm So Glad", it's certainly not "bad", nor is it "great"......
And that is about it for thier studio work, not exactly a bone crushing amount.......we will get to their overwhelming live stuff tomorrow, as well as maybe some rarities and other stuff (haven't decided if this is gonna take 2 days or 3 yet)
hey man, I LOVE Cream.....I just think that historically, they have been just a SLIGHT BIT over-appreciated/over-rated, I sure as hell wish I'd have SEEN one of the live shows I will present later, but I didn't, so what we have is what we have.
A great and important band, if you don't have all these discs, likely you should.
FRESH CREAM-01 I feel Free/02 NSU/03 Sleepy Time Time/04 Dreaming/05 Sweet Wine/06 Cat's
Squirrel/07 Four Until Late/08 Rollin' and Tumblin'/09 I'm So Glad/10 Toad/11 Spoonful (Bonus)/12 Wrapping Paper (Bonus)/13 The Coffee Song (Bonus)
DISRAELI GEARS-01 Strange Brew/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 World of Pain/04 Dance the Night Away/05 Blue Condition/06 Tales of Brave Ulysses/07 SWLABR/08 We're Going Wrong/09 Outside Woman Blues/10 Take It Back/11 Mother's Lament/12 Strange Brew (monaraul mix)/13 Sunshine of Your Love (monoraul mix)/14 World of Pain (monoraul mix)/15 Dance the Night Away (monoraul mix)/16 Blue Condition (monoraul mix)/17 Tales of Brave Ulysses (monoraul mix/18 SWLABR (monoraul mix)/19 We're Going Wrong (monoraul mix)/20 Outside Woman Blues (monoraul mix)/21 Take it Back (monoraul mix)/22 Mothers lament (monoraul mix)
WHEELS OF FIRE DISC 1-01 White Room/02 Sitting on Top of the World/03 Passing the Time/04 As You Said/05 Pressed Rat and Warthog/06 Politician/07 Those Were the Days/08 Born Under a Bad Sign/09 Deserted Cities of the Heart/10 Anyone For Tennis (Bonus)
GOODBYE CREAM-01 I'm So Glad/02 Politician/03 Sitting On Top of the World/04 Badge/05 Doing That Scrapyard Thing/06 What a Bringdown
OK, if you are going to write that I have somehow "diss'ed" Cream, or I am a "hater" or some such nonsense, please go fuck yourself.....I am going to do a 2 or 3 day post on them, I just happen to think that maybe they weren't quite as great as some people think they were and THAT IS ALL.......nothing more. I think Cream made some great music and THAT is why they are here.
With the Tourney finale on tonight I MAY not get the links up till morning, we'll see, just wanted you to see you're in for a multi-part Cream Epic this week!
OK, we're gonna get on to "CREAM", not just Cream......known for their monster jams on the stage, seen
live I will bet this was an thrilling experience, on record, it no question has it's moments, however, it can at times be damn near unbearabale, also.....Baker, in particular, but the other two were guilty as well as they went on and on and on and on ins some of the longest free-form jams you'll ever hear. Some people will consider this sacreligious myself, I DO like a lot of the music of Cream, but the nexis of their career was their onstage wrok, so shouldn't they be evaluated for that as well? So, I have a bunch of this stuff, a lot of overlap here that I'm not going to try to seperate, if dates/locales are not spelled out, not much I can do, so you may wind up with identical versions of a tune or two......mea culpa.
OK, next up, prepare for some doubling up, don't know how else to lay this one out there....this is the four-disc box set "Those Were the Days".......it duplicates most of Fresh, Disraeli, Wheels (studio cuts), and "Goodbye" (studio cuts) on the first two discs.....I am uncluding them for the single-only releases, the alternated takes, the demos, and etc, not wishing to reprogram, that is not my favored way of doing things unless I REALLY have to. The second two discs here are loaded with more Live stuff, explosive and boring both, and, disappointingly, many of the tracks here are ALSO from sources we have already touched upon.....the reason to have this would be there are also some live tracks that are available only here....this could EASILLY be pared down to a 1-Disc "Best of Cream" by eliminataing all the duplicate material, someone want to do that for me as a project? Just SO MUCH stuff in their career was pressed MANY times......
MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better is the fine BBC sessions, all fresh, new material and also stacked with
interviews from the broadcasts......I will include that one today as well.....a bit more leary, I am, about posting the 2005 Royal Albert Hall reunion set, you know I generally hate this stuff, but I hadn't heard it and I wanted to know if they would try to duplicate thier old sound, or try to (gag) modernize it.......feel free to judge for yourself, you can take them as you see fit.
I will wrap this up tomorrow with some fine and rare bootlegs and maybe another rarity or two, we shall see then.....for now, here's the goods, sorry about all the duplications but I don't usually like to reprogram work that is presented as it was intended to be heard, even if it's stupid (remember that idiotic UFO box set? GEEEEZ).......ok, comment away, don't forget that i do LOVE listening to Cream sometimes, I just think the memory of them is a bit clouded, thier thin studio catalouge and their tendency to wander and ramble on stage (I know it was thier "thing", but in my view it costed them a point or two.
Some little harder to find stuff tomorrow, though, so check those out.
LIVE CREAM-01 NSU/02 Sleepy Time Time/03 Sweet Wine/04 Rollin and Tumblin/05 Hey Lawdy Mama (Studio)
LIVE CREAM VOLUME 2-01 Deserted Cities of the Heart/02 White Room/03 Politician/04 Tales of Brave Ulysses/05 Sunshine of Your Love/06 Steppin Out
THOSE WERE THE DAYS DISC 1-01 Wrapping Paper (non-LP Single) (tracks 2-12 from "Fresh")02 I Feel Free/03 NSU/04 Sleepy Time Time/05 Dreaming/06 Sweet Wine/07 Spoonful/08 Cat's Squirrel/09 Four Until Late/10 Rollin and Tumblin/11 I'm So Glad/12 Toad/13 Lawdy Mama (Previously unreleased studio outtake)/(14-24 taken from Disraeli Gears)-14 Strange Brew/15 Sunshine of Your Love/16 World of pain/17 Dance the Night Away/18 Blue Condition/20 SWLABR/21 We're Going
Wrong/22 Outside Woman Blues/23 Take It Back/14 Mother's Lament
THOSE WERE THE DAYS DISC 3 (LIVE RECORDINGS) -NSU (previously unrelelased)/02 Sleepy Time Time/03 Rollin and Tumblin/04 Crossroads/05 Spoonful/06 Tales of Brave Ulysses/07 Sunshine of Your Love/08 Sweet Wine
THOSE WERE THE DAYS DISC 4-(Live Recordings)-01 White Room/02 Politician/03 I'm So Glad/04 Sitting On Top of the World/05 Stepping Out/06 Traintime/07 Toad (previously unreleased EXTENDED version)/08 Deserted Cities of the Heart/09 Sunshine of your Love (Recorded for Glen Campbell TV Show)
BBC SESSIONS-01 Sweet Wine/02 Clapton Interview/03 Wrapping paper/04 Rollin and Tumblin/05 Steppin Out/06 Crossroads/07 Cat's Squirrel/08 Traintime/09 I'm So Glad/10 Lawdy Mama/11 Clapton Interview 2/12 I Feel Free/13 NSU/14 Four Until late/15 Strange Brew/16 Clapton Interview 3/17 Tales of Brave Ulysses/18We're Going Wrong/19 Clapton Interview 4/20 Born Under a bad Sign/21 Outside Woman Blues/22Take it Back/23 Sunshine of Your Love/24 Politician/25 SWLABR/26 Steppin Out
ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2005-DISC 1-01 I'm So Glad/02 Spoonful/03 outside Woman Blues/04 Pressed
Rat and Warthog/05 Sleepy Time Time/06 NSU/07 Badge/08 Politician/09 Sweet Wine/10 Rollin andTumblin/11 Stormy Monday/12 Deserted Series of the Heart
ROYAL ALBERT 2005 DISC 2-01 Born Under a Bad Sign/02 We're Going Wrong/03 Crossroads/04 White Room/05 Toad/06 Sunshine of Your Love/07 Sleepy Time Time
Again, likely take a while to get these links up, there are many and they are FLAC, so, do the math...
So while I am pulling my hair out over zippyshare's slow/incompetant handling of my Cream firles, why not let someone else complain about THE SAME THING as Brian goes for broke in his attempt at the bigggest and greatest George Carlin post ever brought to light......as always, I know a lot less about Carlin than I know about, say, the undergarments of Courtney Love, say, so I will just allow Brian to take the reins and allow him to tell you whatever he feels is necessary to suck you in.......and, as always with his work, these posts (and others) are always availableat HIS blog site,
As always, check em out here, or there, makes me no difference, but in either case give the proper thanks to Brian (on either site) as he has done ALL of the work on all of this comedy stuff, personally I haven't done shit but bitch about zippy uploading my Cream links.......have a great Wedensday, I hope to have all 3 parts of the Cream thing donw, so we can move on to something (?) a bit more essoteric........Love to all! Scott M......
The George Carlin Project - Some Audio Oddities
But, I do have some highly interesting George Carlin audio for you. On to the first one, and I quote:
"In 1983, Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, instituted it's first Hall of Fame Dinner. The first to be inducted was the school's legendary Dean of Discipline, Monsignor Stan Jablonski. He held this position from the opening of the school in 1941 up into the early 1960s. On hand that evening was Regis Philbin, Class of 1949, who served as emcee and George Carlin. As Carlin puts it, "If I would've graduated, I'd be class of 1955." This recording picks up as Carlin begins his personal remembrances of the school and some faculty members. They included Monsignor McCormack, Father Ziemak and Monsignor Jablonski, of course. There are a few remarks by Monsignor Jablonski at the end of Carlin's talk. This event took place on Saturday, April 23rd, 1983. There was a huge turnout for this event with almost 1,300 present for the affair."
Has a false start and an audio drop out in the first 50 seconds. An interesting historical curiosity though. 40+ minutes. DOWNLOAD
And on to number 2, which I like even more:
"Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language.
Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970."DOWNLOAD
This one is fascinating. With him talking about the busts and his newer kind of comedy, this is a great extra to "FM & AM". Hope somebody likes this. The vids are coming, but it'll be a few more posts down the road.
Comedy King Brian is taking on the work of Richard Pryor now, I used to be something of a fan back in my teens, basicially I remember "Bicentennial Nigger" and "That Nigger's Crazy', not much else, I'm sure there will a mountian of this stuff eventually, I'll let the much more knowledgeable Brian comment on these, as always, they can be found on his blog as well as mine, just an easy jump from here.....
matters not to either of us where you get them from, just so you know they are out there for ya.
Some of his best stories about growing up are on these last two. I can't separate this in my head from "Wizard", so I ain't dissecting these two. They're both as good as "Craps", though. Download them!
Wizard of Comedy DOWNLOAD
The After Hours routine from "Craps" is repeated here, but it's just as hilarious this time out. Other good stuff - "Cold Blood", "The Healer", "Army".
Wrapping up the Cream thing today (nope, see edit below) with whatever is left on the shelves, again,
sorry that so much of this music duplicate itsself, that happens with many acts of the era which were packaged over and over.....anyway, what I have left is not a WHOLE lot, I know I had a two disc Detroit set, but I can find only one disc, should the other one turn up we'll post it.....we have from 1968 what was intended to be Cream's "farewell" perfromance, guess it didn't work out like that but they breeze through "Sunshine" and "Crossroads" and, hey, could it really be a "farewell" if we didn't fianlly get to say goodbye to "Toad"?
Do have a fine set from the Alameda County Colussium from 1968, Cream "collectors" will no doubt want it, again, some duplication, but, well.....
An interseting set here is called the "Live Disraeli Gears", two discs, unsure from where it came? I wonder if perhaps a DIY/fanclub cration, seems to be ca. 1967, several locales, and all-in-all, generally, a good release.....I think it's a rarity, at least I don't remember seeing one before, so please enjoy, again, a lot of the same tracks are here, but well, that's Cream, huh.......
FAREWELL TOUR-01 White Room/02 Crossroads/03 Sunshine of Your Love/04 Traintime/05
Toad/06 Spoonful/07 I'm So Glad/08 Politician/09 Sitting On Top of the World
ALAMEDA COUNTY COLOSSUEM 10/4/68-01 White Room/02 Politician/03 Crossroads/04 Sunshine of Your Love/05 Spoonful/06 Deserted Cities of the Heart/07 Drum Solo/08 I'm So Glad
LIVE DISRAELI GEARS DISC 1-01 Intro/Lawdy Mama/02 Strange Brew/03 Clapton Interview/04 Introduction/05 Tales of Brave Ulysses/06 World of pain/07 Outside Woman Blues/08 Dance the Night Away/09 Sleepy Time Time/10 Sweet Wine/11 Rollin & Tumblin/12 NSC/13 I Feel Free.14 Take It Back/15 Intro/Stepping Out/16 Tales of Brave Ulysses (Tracks 14-16 Live in the Studio)
LIVE DISRAELI GEARS DISC 2-01 NSU/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 We're Going Wrong/04
Brew/10 /Sunshine of Your Love/11 Blue Condition/12 Introduction/13 Tales of Brave Ulysses/14 SWLABR/15 We're Going Wrong/16 Outside Woman Blues/17 Take It Back
Between keyboard issues and zippyshare issues didn't know if I'd EVER get this done, (as of now, still haven't, so knock knock).......
And, JOY, there is enough stuff that I just uncovered to do a PART 4 yippppeeeeee!
Never thought I had this much Cream, but it is what it is, it's cream, hard, heavy, lengthy rock n roll tracks, some classics, and some jams that you wish you'd die before they end.......Cream were a great band, but, as I think this post has pointed out, they DID have thier weaknesses too, by now, both the strengths and weaknesses should be more than obvious......Part 5 of this post is going to be whatever I have left, you'll love some, you'll hate some, but you will have pretty much the whole, entire piture of Cream.........HERE is what I have left......first up, I have a very old tape, "Acid the Live Cream Tape" (1967), one of the oldest of Cream artifiacts around, plenty of mindless jams, also Falstaff Beer commercials, amongst "White Room" and a couple versions of "I Feel Free".....a TRUE historical curiosity.
Next, from Detroit we have a double disc bootleg, (10/15/67), leading off with a great "Tales Of Brave Ulyssyess", and a slammin "NSU", before deteriorating into the more jam-familiar stuff.....disc 2 is pretty much jam-time, "Toad" and "Traintime" taking up the bulk of the time here.
From 10/25/68 we venture to Dallas, kicking off with a fine "White Room", also including a wonderful "Crossroads", before melding into "Spoonful"/"Toad"......it IS cream after all.....
Later that year, we have a set from Wallingford Connecticut, a very, very similar set list to the Dallas set, but if you're a Cream-addict, I'm sure this if for you as well......a good, lively set really.
And now something TRULY intersting......Cream's 1993 induction to the rock n roll Hall Of Fame.....we have thier Rehearsals, Soundchecks, and performances, a truly fine historical document that you will want to have on hand.....the good part is NO jams, we get "Crossroads", "White Room", etc, this is a rare and wonderful set you will want to have around.
Now, I'm going to wrap these up and post em, and go on to Part 6, which are outtakes and ReMasters....this post turned out to be a "no joke" affair, not sure that is what I was predicting, but trust me, there is MORE STILL TO COME......
67 ACID The Lost Cream Tapes-01 I feel Free#1/02 Cat's Squirrel/03 Sing Along Jam/04 Sweet Wine/06 Dreaming/07I Feel Free #2//08 Beauty Queen/09 Pressed Rat and Wart Hog/10 White Room/11 Falstaff Beer/12 Falstaff Beer/13 Doing That Scrapyard Thing/14 Jam #1/15 Jam #2/16 Jam#3/17 Jam #4/18 Jam #5
DETROIT 10/15/67 DISC 1-01 Tales of Brave Ulysses/02 NSU/03 Sitting On Top of the World/04 Sweet Wine/05 Rollin and Tumblin/06 Spoonful
DETROIT 10/15/67 DISC 2-01 Steppin Out/02 Traintime/03 Toad/04 I'm So Glad
DALLAS 10/25/68-01 01 White Room/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 I'm So Glad/04 Sitting On Top of the World/05 Crossroads/06 Traintine/07 Toad/08 Spoonful
WALLINGFORD CT 6/15/68-01 White Room/02 Politician/03 I'm So Glad/04 Sittin On Top of the Worlds/05 Crossroads/06 Sunshine of Your Love/07 Traintime/08 Spoonful/09 Toad
1993 ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME REHEARSALS-01Sunshine of Your Love (pt1)/02 Sunshine of Your Love (Pt 2)/03 Sunshine of Your Love (pt 3)/04 Sunshine of Your Love (Pt 4)/05 Sunshine of Your Love (Pt 5)/06 Born under a bad Sign/07 Crossroads------SOUND CHECKS-08 Crossroads/09 Jam/10 Born Under a Bad Sign/11 Sunshine of Your Love------ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME-12 Crossroads/13 Sunshine of Your Love/14 Born Under a Bad Sign/15 Crossroaads
This post has been a royal pain in the ass, from having to convert FLAC files to tiny slivers, to accidently deleting post text TWICE and having to write it over, to thinking it was DONE just as I found cache of alubms rare enough, that I felt it was necessary to post.......but, anyway, hope you cream fans DO enjoy it, there is some rare and quality stuff here, and it's not been all THAT bad!
OK, last post........we have two practically ancient issues, 1966's "Live at Klooks", and 1967's "Live at Ricky Tick's, both sound like they were recorded in front of 50 people, and maybe were, good early version of their standards.
Next up, a 2 disc set of 1966 of outtakes and remasters, both discs (1 is from BBC recordings) are chalk full of interesting gems, interviews and etc. Cream fans, enjoy, others (I am quickly becoming "others" after this post!), flee!
From 1968, we have a wonderful, 2 disc "Live at the Fillmore", by now they were indulging in the LOOOOOOOONG stuff, the 17 minute "NSU" that opens the set is a highlight for me.....
From Waltham Mass, 1967, another double disc chock full of extended versions of our favorites......it's a fine effort, as are these others, should this be up your alley.
The road goes on forever, but the setlist remains the same, on 1967's "Grande ballroom, Detroit", (remember when I said I couldn't find the other disc of this one.....well, found it!)
A Couple of European releases up next.......singles discs, these, first......"England, Oct. Nov. 1967", followed by "Stockholm Sweden, 1967".......again, set lists so similar I'll wait till I list them below.....
The Backbay Theater (Winterland) gives us two more discs of extended slam-o, jam-o matics, the firt disc has but THREE tracks! Anyway, I'm aiming for completeness here, can'twait to see how many of you actually download ALL of these (I guess I DID at one time or another).
To top this off, two discs from "The Final USA Tour", two discs of remasters from "California Days"......if there's anything I've omitted and I'm sure there is, feel free to add it, Cream had an enormous collection of music both legit, and bootleg, I'm not sure you'd wanna listen back to back to all of em, but here they are, just in case here are the set lists for this post, hope you enjoyed this one A LOT MORE than I did compiling it.
1966 LIVE AT KLOOKS-01 Stepping Out/02 Sweet Wine/03 Meet Me In the Bottom/04 NSU/05 Hey Lawdy mama/06 Sleepy Time Time/07 Crossroads/09 Stepping Out/10 Traintime/11 Toad/12 I'm So Glad
1967 LIVE AT RICKY TICK-01 Sunshine of Your Love/02 Hey Lawdy Mama/03 Sweet Wine/04 Rollin and Tumblin/05 Spoonful/06 Sitting On Top of the World/07 Toad
CD 1-OUTTAKES AND ALTERNATES 1966 RAYRIK STUDIOS-01 Beauty Queen/02 Coffee Song/03 You Make Me Feel/04 Wrapping paper/05 Wrapping Paper/06 Cat's Squirrel/07 Cat's Squirrel/08 I Feel Free/09 I Feel Free/10 I Feel Free/11 Sweet Wine/12 Sweet Wine/13 Sweet Wine/14 Sweet Wine/15 Sleepy Time Time/16 Four Until Late/17 Rollin and Tumblin/18 Toad/19 I'm So Glad/20 Intro/21 Wrapping Paper/22 Intro/23 Stepping Out/24 Intro/25 Traintime/26 I'm So Glad
CD 2-OUTTAKES THE BBC-01 Interview/02 I Feel Free/03 NSU/04 Intro/05 Sweet Wine/06 Outro/07 Sleepy Time Time/08 Intro/09 Cat's Squirrel/10 Four Until Late/11 I'm So Glad/12 Rollin and Tumblin/13 Toad/14 Traintime/15 La La Song/16 Singalong/17 Tuba Tube/18 Spike's Theme/19 Blue Moon/20 Polonaise Jam/21 Bararelhouse Blues/22 White Room/23 Falstaff Beer/24 Falstaff Bee5/25 Interview/26 Born Under a Bad Sign/27 Anyone For Tennis/28 Pressed Rat And Warthog/29 Politician/30 White Room/31 On Top of the World
FILLMORE THEATER 3/3/68 DISC 1-01 NSU/02 Politician/03 Shunshine of Your Love/04 I'm So Glad/05 Stepping Out
FILLMORE THEATER 3/3/68 DISC 02-01 Tales of Brave Ulysses/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 NSU/04 Lawdy Mama/05 Sweet Wine/06 Spoonful/07 Sleepy Time Time/08 Stepping Out
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY-WALTHAM MA 9/10/67 DISC 1-01 Tales of Brave Ulysses/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 NSU/04 Sitting On Top of the World
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY WALTHAM MA 9/10 /67 DISC 2-01 Stepping Out/02 Traintime/04 Spoonful/05 Sweet Wine/06 Tales of Brave Ulysses/07 Sunshine of Your Love/08 Toad
GRANDE BALLROOM DETROIT OCT 1967 DISC 1-01 Tales of Braave Ulysses/02 NSU/03 Sitting On Top of the World/04 Sweet Wine/05 Rollin and Tumblin
GRANDE BALLROOM DETROIT OCT 1967 DISC 2-01 Spoonful/02 Stepping Out/03 Traintime/04 Toad/05 I'm So Glad
LIVE IN EUROPE 1967-01 Tales of Brave Ulysess/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 We're Going Wrong/04 Spoonful/05 Stepping Out/06 Traintime/07 Toad/08 I'm So Glad
STOCKHOLM SWEDEN 11/14/67-01 Introduction/02 Tales of Brave Ulysses/03 Sunshine of Your Love/04 Sleepy Time Time/05 Stepping Out/06 Traintime/07 Toad/08 I'm So Glad/09 Spoonful
BACKBAY THEATER WINTERLAND DISC 1-01 Sunshine of Your Love/02 Spoonful/03 Sleeepy Time Time
BACKBAY THEATER WINTERLAND DISC 2-01 Traintime/02 Toad/03 Sunshine of Your Love/04 We're Going Wrong/05 Stepping Out/06 Traintime/07 Toad
FINAL US TOUR DISC 1-01 White Room/02 Politician/03 Crossroads/04 Sunshine of Your Love/05 Spoonful/06 Deserted Cities of the Heart/07 Passing the Time/08 I'm So Glad
FINAL US TOUR DISC 2-01 White Room/02 Politician/03 Sunshine of Your Love/04 Traintime/05 Toad/06 Spoonful
CALIFORNIA DAYS DISC 1-01 Spoonful/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 Rollin and Tumblin/04 Steppin Out/05 Toad/06 I'm So Glad/06 Sunshine of Your Love/07 Sunshine of Your Love/08 Sunshine of Your Love
CALIFORNIA DAYS DISC 2-01 Tales of Brave Ulysses/02 Sunshine of Your Love/03 I'm So Glad/04 Sitting On Top of the World/05 Stepping Out/06 Traintime/07 Toad
And that is that........comments? I have a few but I'll keep em to myelf!
I am sick of uplaoding fucking Cream links which Zippy continues to cause to crash, I am moving on as I ALMOST have them done......I will keep on trying tonight to get the remainder of them done, and while on the move, let me clean up the rest of Brian's stuff that he wishes to share here......I've been waiting a while for this one, I bet a few others of you have been also, the fifth and final installment of the great and comprehensive Swans post that we started a while back......this one focuses on the solo work of Jarboe, as always they are available here or on Brian's blog at
Either way, this wraps up a great mega-post from a great and unique band......here's Brian to fill in the details and provide the links:
Fuck these Cream links, I WILL get them up if it fucking kills me, then I never care if I ever hear them again, (except maybe "Badge" or "SWLABR")......but anyway, (and thanks to these Cream discs I could use a laugh)....thanks to Brian here is more Carlin......as always, Brian knows 10x more about comedy recordings than do I, this is Carlin stuff that I haven't heard, from various sources, see what you think, if you like it, this is all Brian's baby, now, if you want more CREAM, please go fuck yourself.
BOOTLEG BATCH 1
1. Carol Burnett Show (year?) - Amazing Record Offer
2. Flip Wilson Show - Wonderful Wino and 3 parts of "Funny News"
BOOTLEG BATCH 2
1. George Speaks At UCLA May 1972 - almost an hour long free form speach. This is an audio file put to still images, but is a fascinating curio. We should be thankful UCLA archived this.
BOOTLEG BATCH 3
1. Three stand-up appearances on the Tony Orlando show.
2. George's scene as the taxi driver in the movie "Car Wash"
3. Two stand-up appearances on "The Midnight Special". The '73 one is cool - filmed around the time of "Occupation: Foole".
4. All the video I could seem to find from his 70's HBO specials. Includes: 7 dirty words, Death, and Dogs
NOTE: there were some things I found that I couldn't upload. For example, VidoEvo has the complete "On Location" special from 1978...I believe his first special, and the source for "Death" above, and the first picture in this post.
There you go, bootleg video. It'll probably be another week or so til the next Carlin post. It'll be George's 60's material, now that you have a context of where he went in the 70's, I'll show you where he came from
I think you will like this one a good bit, a fairly un-typical tribute album with some good artist/song
matchups.....modern day psych artists, including among my favorites The Black Angels and The Raveonettes, both strongly Doors influenced, take on Doors tracks to favorable results. The damn Cream thing is done finally, that was a nightmare to get up with all those many files and many huge FLAC files, some of which I split and the rest of which I said FUCK IT and converted them, not a whole lot better......thanks to Brian for holding down the fort with some Comedy posts while I was pulling out the little hair I have left while messing with that Cream......if I made any mistakes on the Cream thing, let me know, I WILL fix them, after all that work I at least want it to be a good post where you can get anything you want/need.....I know the box set, especially, is kind of a mess as I had to split each disc into I think 4 parts, lotta work, and if I screwed one or two of them up, let me know and I'll fix it pronto.........
Anyway, this is a good one, I think you guys will all like these.....it's fairly new, so if anyone complains I will take it down, but when I heard it I couldn't resist......so, see what ya think!
PSYCH TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS-01 ELEPHANT STONE-LA Woman/02 THE BLACK ANGELS-Soul Kitchen/03 PSYCHIC ILLS-Love Me Two Times/04 DARK HORSES-Hello I Love You//05 CAMERA-People Are Strange/06 DEAD MEADOW-The Crystal Ship/07 SONS OF HIPPIES-The Soft Parade/08 DEAD SKELETONS-Riders on the Storm/09 WALL OF DEATH-Light My Fire/10 CLINIC-Touch Me/11 VIETNAM-Roadhouse Blues/12 GERI X-Love Her Madly/13 THE RAVEONETTES-The End
To me this is a fantastic set, one that's been overdue for sometime....comments please, I really think this one is one most of you will really enjoy!
My great friend Cliff has presented me with another package of reggae greatness, I am not at ALL knowledgeable about this wonderful music, (I do love it), but have very, very little knowledge on the subject.....so my great friend Cliff generously sends us a few classic reggae LP's each week, and I am grateful as hell.......people like Cliff, Brian, Andie James, Apantabapanta, Jose, and Dave Sez are FANTASTIC contributors to this blog from all over the planet, and I LOVE them for all the work they do, that is the absolute truth....I likely would have given up on this shit a year ago, had it not been for WONDERFUL guest contributors who have been such incredible helpers over the months.......I will be here as long as you all want me to be, and my assistants will be here as long as they wish to be.......so that is that.....ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU for helping me create this blog, in sort of the image I always imagined it........I want people from WHEREVER to contribute ANY THING, ANY KIND OF STUFF......let's make the world SMALLER and all enjoy what the other man has to share. As for now, here is Cliff's latest fantastic contribution.
From 2004, here is an overlooked garage rocking gem from The Masterplan, masterminded by the
Dictators Adny Shernoff and Keith Strong from the Fleshtones.....this is a FANTASTIC unknown album, a masterpiece of sloppy, loud, ugly garage rock, YOU DO want to hear this, have you not already.......lotsa fab cover versions here, such as The Cadet's "I Got Loaded" and Hank Ballard's "Annie Had a Baby".......if you are not familiar with this classic album, GET FAMILIAR with it rigth now, a totally fantastic piece of over the edge garage rock n roll......I will say NOTHING ELSE, and I hope you guys trust me, try this one out, and let me know what you think.....this is a PHENOMINAL rock n roll album, one which should be on most EVERYONE'S shelf......often times I enjoy bringing up a "classic" no one has ever heard of, THIS is one of those!
THE MASTERPLAN-COLOUSSUS OF DESTINTY-01 What's Up With That/02 Better get Better/03 Dead Horse/04 You're Mine/05 I Got Loaded/06 Find Something Beautiful/07 Just Because/08 Annie Had a baby/09 Loves You/10 Pickett's Charge/11 Kickin' It Old School/12 Broken Arrow/13 Walking
GREAT album here, PLEASE don't miss out on it, I'm gonna put one or two more up tonight to make up for the Cream-Void of the last week, but if you trust me (?) this is a fabulous album that you WANT to hear!
First of all we have part 4 of his George Carlin extravaganza, as always, I am no comedy recordings expert, but he is, so I am sure there is some wonderful material here for you comedy fans........I will be checking these out because likely I have never heard the bulk of them....anyway, if I haven't heard em, I'm certainly not qualified to comment upon them, so Brian takes over here........and of course, you can always access this stuff (and LOTS more on his blog
, or here, matters not to me at least, but if you do sample, please extend all thanks to him for these comedy classics, as I am the mere middle man here.......remember? I am the stoner rock/obscure punk/unknown nugget rock/psycho-metal expert?)
For those that are interested, HERE is a well done timeline of George between 1960-69.
This early album recorded with George's comedy partner Jack Burns has seen a lot of releases over the years. First this....
then this version in the early 80's....
This album is sneaky. It starts out with some safe media spoofing bits, then comes "Captain Jack and Jolly George", where the boys are hosting a kids show and selling junkie kits and Lolita manuals to all the little boys and girls. It's hilarious! And the lampooning of beatniks on "The Cool World" is good too. And being a Lenny Bruce fan, hearing George do Lenny's "Djinni" bit is a treasure. As it goes for two man nightclub acts in the early 60's - and I've heard a few - Carlin & Burns were good.
Take-Offs & Put-Ons
I've always loves George's debut album. I've had it on vinyl for a long time. His spoofing of media, commercials, radio, was always dead on. This is a largely ignored (and VERY out of print) album. And it's not like he completely gave this stuff up when he changed at the end of the 60's. This kind of spoofing showed up here and there, even into his post-2000 audiobooks.
Anyway, I still laugh at this. I can see how he needed to change his style - this kind of comedy would've died onstage ten years later. But it is fascinating to hear how assured he is. And now that you've heard all this, NOW go back and listen to "FM & AM".
Hope this one is popular. It was a labor of love - believe me when I tell you this audio material is NOWHERE ELSE on the internet!
Here's the link again - DOWNLOAD