lördag 26 september 2015


Posting this as a follow-up to the 1985 "Greatest Novelty" box. That had six records with an amazing odyssey through 20th century musical oddities. As compiled by the doctor himself it's hard to criticize the track choice on that even if you happen to have favorites not included. Luckily there were a couple of "Demento" vinyl collections preceding the box where you can find some very good box rejects. This was the earliest of those with the best from his first four years of broadcasting. It has eight cuts not incuded in the box where of at least three are favorites of mine. Doodles Weaver's truly demented "Elenor Rigby" cover, Harry "The Hipster" Gibson's drug friendly "Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs Murphy's Ovaltine" and the sissy Johnny Cash parody "Ballad Of Ben Gay". Though the two latter were a lot less PC 1985 than ten years earlier I don't believe for a minute Hansen would have let that affect his choices for the box, maybe he just had other personal favorites. In any case this LP is a very good complement taking you further on the ride to lunacy. Don't know of any other issues than this US. It had label as shown here and glossy cover with "Burbank" inner. (SÄM*) (YZÄ*)

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