Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Doonesbury's Jimmy Thudpucker: Greatest Hits


From superstar Jimmy Thudpucker (a.k.a. James "Jimmy" Brewer) comes this album on John Denver's Windsong label which existed entirely to support the proposition that the character Jimmy Thudpucker, featured in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic in the 1970s, was a real person. Of course it was a put-on, but the songwriting and production values were not. For more background on this trompe l'oreille slab of soft rock, see Martin Schneider's great post on the Dangerous Minds blog. Meanwhile here's a fresh scan of the LP, the inner sleeve, and the 8-page comics booklet included inside each copy.

You Can't Fight It
Take Your Life
I Don't Know My Love
Stop
Indian Brown
Where Can I Go
I Do Believe
Fretman Sam
Ginny's Song
So Long / Overture '73

Album audio & artwork

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, a couple songs from this shows up in the 1977 animated film "A Doonesbury Special".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSp_ZEl0Oi8

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  2. You should get a fucking Nobel prize for posting this! Thank you so much, been searching for mp3s for years. Still have the vinyl.

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