19 responses Add your response
I don't believe it.... MoFi, you win the Stuffed Duck !!!
Yes, it was the Firesign Theatre... !
I can't remember the album that the comment was on... Either " Hand Me The Pliers, Don't crush that Dwarf" or "We are all BoZo's on this Bus".
Oh, the brainless nights spent with those albums... Most of which were forgot by the day after :-( At that time (late 60's - early 70's) I was the gift to Nome, Alaska for tunes. I had a giant pair of Altec A7-500/w's "called the Magnifecent". Basically VOT's dressed in a Walnut cabinet. Gorgeous speakers. The amp was a McIntosh 6900 int. Amp and the turntable was an Empire 598 with a Stanton 681. It was all set up in the bedroom of a small shack we rented. There was no plumbing back then, so everyone used "Honey Buckets". The room was crammed full of people listening to the Firesign Theatre. I'm glad that someone remembers the group besides me. Thanks, MoFi...
Around the time that a few of the vendors were using these songs, was the time I first got into the high-end business.
That's why I remember them. Mobile Fidelity actually put out of few of the Firesign Theatre's albums on CD. Never on vinyl, but a few on CD.
Actually the phrase was:
"First they had to come from small towns with strange names, like: Smegma, Spasmodic, Frog, and the far-flung Isles of Langerhans. It had been snowing ever since the top of the page, and I had to shake the cornstarch off my mukluks..."
Funny stuff...well back then anyway :-)
Damn, Mo-fi. You beat me to the punch line. Have fun tubears, but of course our teleporting friend Geoff does read these pages.
I've always wondered whether Firesign was funny w/o herbal enhancement. Back in the day, I never conducted that experiment, I still have the vinyl but not sure it's fair to subject my cart to something in what is bound be be very "warped" condition ;-)
What a memory... MoFi, are you still listening to these things every night ? If I remember, and that is an awful big if, that was out of Nick Danger. Ironically, in Nome, most everyone had Mukluks at that time.
Swampy, I was hoping for a positive endorsement pertaining to the Isles of L. , we could use a cure for the diabetics. Just tape a bag of pebbles over the pancreas and grab some Twinkie's and a beer. What a way to enjoy some Firesign Theatre... Just don't get any crumbs or suds on the vinyl.
I would sure like to get one of the CD's. I would like to hear Firesign T. on the DeCapos. On second thought, maybe not. The sound of it may draw in a group of herbivores.
In my teens, I listened to Firesign Theater albums quite a bit. My friends and I would all pile into a HUGE plastic bag that had "aromatic, herbal" air pumped into it using an aquarium fish pump.
As the tainted air worked its magic upon us, we would recite the lines from "Don't Crush That Dwarf..." as the album played on my buddy's Dual 1229 turntable thru his Marantz receiver and Dahlquist speakers.
Man, those were the daze!!!
"Porgie Tirebiter, he's a spy and a girl delighter..."
There are indeed a lot of sick people in this group. Excuse me, I have to go help Porcelain make the bed.
btw, RW, just where do you keep that plastic bag now ? I'm also curious as to how many goldfish hit the dumpster for the lack of air. I can see them now, staring at you (all popeyed) while your all bagged up with a mouth full of Cheetos and Ding Dongs.