|Yes, We Have No Bananas
||[Aug. 23rd, 2005|04:40 pm]
radio show. The Mad Music Archive's
goal is to catalogue every Dr. Demento broadcast (the show started in
1972) and make them available online as streaming content (and mp3s!).I don't know how many people reading this enjoy so-called "novelty"
music, but I just found an amazing resource for fans of the |
Dr. Demento is sort of a goofy character, I know, but the guy knows
music and I feel I owe a great debt to him for the things he's exposed
me to since I started listening to the show at around the age of 13. I
haven't listened to it regularly in years (it's getting harder and
harder to find on the dial even in major markets) but I still have over
20 tapes of edited shows. I'd been trying to replace those tapes with
mp3s here and there so this site is a real find for me.
It looks like the audio files start around 1982 (you have to register
to see and listen/download) and it's been fun for me to see the
playlists of broadcasts I'm familiar with (from listening to my tapes a
hundred times) and to see what songs my teenaged self deemed unworthy
when I edited the shows down.
My biggest find? At some point, Tom "T-Bone" Stankus' "Existential
Blues" was edited to remove the "to dream the impossible dream" bit
from the chorus. I don't know the details but I assume lawyers were
involved. Well, this site's got the original. I haven't listened to it
yet, but it's all over 1982 and the editing was done later than that (I
Anyhow. Nerd out.