Deep Purple, David Bowie, Dr Hook, Don Henley… Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Diamonds, Dixie Chicken, Do You Believe In Love… drums, demo, downbeat, disco…. Decisions, decisions, what to do?
In my youth, there was a little radio show that I would listen to on my local radio station. If I remember correctly it was on Sunday nights. And it introduced me to some doozies- Ti Kwan Leep, Fish Heads, Polka Dot Undies, Shaving Cream, just to name a few. Of course, I am talking about the Dr Demento Show. It was a radio show that introduced parodies and novelty songs to the audience.
It was the first place I heard of Weird Al and was a big boost for his career. The host, the doctor himself, had done a novelty hit called Shaving Cream, but the song was originally done by Benny Bell in 1946. The doctor would have special guest in the studio and always had a countdown of the funny five.
Sadly. shortly after I graduated they stopped airing the show in this area. But I had a few Dr Demento CDs I still listen to. It just isn’t Christmas without “I’m Getting Nuttin’ For Christmas” and “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas.”
One of the classics…
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I loved listening to the radio in my teens. The way to listen to the latest songs without spending money.
That is true, but I think it just made me want to go out and buy all the good songs. LOL
I used to record the songs directly from the radio from my cassette player.
I did that a few times too.
Tech was easier then.
D-lightful. We eye talking just this well about getting a old style radio to be able to trawl the airwaves seeing what pops up next…
The music apps are nice, but I would be lost without my radio.
im with you there…the crackle and hiss and then you hit the station. nice!
I love parodies, Weird Al included…but I have never heard of Dr. Demento….or I don’t remember. Lol.
Dr Demento introduced me to so many parodies… they are fun!