ECR #049

Been watching some of the recent DVD box set of the second season (’76-’77) of “Saturday Night Live”, visit and I’m struck by how much of the show’s sketches fall flat on their face. No, not pratfall like Chevy Chase — more like the deadfall of a freshly gunned-down driveby victim. Much of the reputation of the SNL’s early days is based upon hazy memories and very selectively edited “best-of” compilations, but upon closer inspection, a lot of the original episodes are full o’ flubbed lines, embarrassingly lame jokes and skits that drrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaag out way too long. There are many, many brilliant moments throughout, but the show then was as uneven as the show is now. Still, it’s way better than MadTV, eh?

Track listing:
Evolution Control Committee – Rocked By Rape
Ringo Star – You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful And You’re Mine)
Soviet Sex – Niet Met Jou
The Gonads – Truckers Ruckers Ain’t No Suckers
Helium – Pat’s Trick
Phil Manzanera – Hot Spot
Joolz – Jackanory
Bruce McCullough – Our Love
Blind Willie McTell – Mr. McTell Got The Blues
Adrian Munsey – The Lost Sheep
Richard Dawson – Apples and Oranges
Lucifer – With You With Me
Cock Sparrer – Sunday Stripper
The Nuns – Decadent Jew
Wreckless Eric – Waxworks
People Like Us – TV Dinner

Egg City Radio #049 (MP3)

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683 Responses to ECR #049

  1. FrF says:

    MadTV’s parody of Randy Newman is very funny, though!

    I can’t call myself a Newman fan, simply because I have only one of his records, Little Criminals (1977), which I like. (Even the cover — see Wikipedia link — is nice!)