Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Sunday Morning With the Comics
This LP, SUNDAY MORNING WITH THE COMICS, just screams 1967ish but I can’t find a date on it anywhere and I know I got it in 1971 (in a cutout bin). It is a bizarre train wreck of an album, purporting to celebrate the nostalgic days of old-time radio and comics while simultaneously making merciless fun of same with lame attempts at MAD-like parody. "The Green Hair-Net?" "Wonder Mother?" "Captain Gorgeous?" Oy Vey! (which happens to be Captain Gorgeous’ magic words.) On the other hand, there’s a long and reasonably accurate section re-creating radio suspense shows and the requisite BATMAN theme from the sixties TV version. Gary Owens is the most familiar name in the credits.
This was one of my earliest exposures to anything OTR, but it most certainly did not inspire me in any way to seek out more. If anything, this would have convinced people that it was a silly thing that we should be glad was in the past. All in the misguided name of pop art, I guess.