Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
MAD Magazine's album rocks the bandstand
Garrett Williams | Joplin, Missouri United States | 09/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this on VINYL RECORD from the local antiques dealer. Very funny album. Most of it is instrumental. On one track, they play "Two Guitars" using a banjo and a mandolin and call it "Two Guitars, a Banjo and a Mandolin". They figure there's enough guitar-playing out there that they didn't feel like using guitars for this song.
And their "Mad Fans' Square Dance" is filled with some hilariously-violent figures in this square dance. Grab your partner's neck, swing them around, do-see-do! That's not an exact quote, but close. There was some grabbing of the neck and swinging your partner in a painful fashion. I'd like to find this on CD because my record is warped on the first 1-2 songs of both sides, causing it to skip through the entire first song on both sides. This record is from 1959! The art is classic, and it provides hilarious descriptions of each song. I'd love to see how they present this info in the CD and if they still include in the description of "Give Me That Good Old Progressive Jazz" the phrase "If you've got stereo, you'll hear the drummer actually move across the bandstand [to kill the chimes player]. Otherwise, you'll just have to be satisfied with a monaural account of the bloodshed!"
They probably do. That would be funny."