Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fabulous Deluxe Brothers (Deluxe Radio Theatre): Harv Kirschener / Personality Crisis / The Sex Hygiene Lecture

Here's some swell comedy goodness from the Deluxe Radio Theatre, aka The Fabulous Deluxe Brothers, frequent collaborators with Phil Austin & David Ossman in David's Santa Barbara years in the 1970s. The group at one time featured Duff Kennedy, Richard Procter, David Sincere, and Mark Ward, although I think by the time they cut this single circa 1973 one of them had ducked out (way-hay, see what I did there?). Along with the record I've included a flyer for their radio show, a program for one of their live shows complete with group bios, and the one and only Deluxe Radio Theatre Aural/Electrical Appreciation League membership kit.

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.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks! Rich Procter here. Wowsers, I haven't seen this stuff for 40 years! For the record, all this material was crafted by David Baker (aka David Sincere), a genius designer. David left the group circa 1973. David Ossman is my hero...suffice it to say that the DeLuxe Brothers were fanatical fans of the Firesign Theatre (and still are...)

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    1. Wow, I was a huge fan of you guys. I had saved a ton of episodes on reel to reel, but that's MIA. I recall a bunch of us going up to the Lobero Theater to drop a whole $2.50 each to see you guys. Fun stuff - I'd listen to it all again if I could find it. Thanks for the post Taylor! "What's wrong with me, I'm beginning to think of it as a living thing!"

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  2. Awesomesauce! Hi, Rich! What year did this record come out? Did you have any other releases?

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    1. I'm guessing this came out about 1973. In 1976 we pressed a one-sided promotional lp that included "Harve Kirschener" (Mark Ward as a screaming used car dealer) that got a lot of airplay on KSAN in San Francisco. Mark and I were then "Procter and Ward," the morning team on KTYD-FM in Santa Barbara. Our popularity in San Francisco led to KMEL hiring us as their morning team in 1978. Alas, that didn't work out and led to the disintegration of the DeLuxe Brothers and DeLuxe Radio Theatre. If you want to hear the best version of what we did, get your hands on "The Big Broadcast of 1976," a one hour radio special that Mark and I did with David Ossman and Phil Austin for KTYD. It's on the Firesign website.

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  3. Taylor, this is too cool! And then having Rich Procter notice your upload, how mind-blowing is that??
    Thanks for this wunnerful upload, but all the fab vintage art, too!

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  4. Let's not forget the paranoid news, Milton roundhouse 3rd, Skipper Pie Face, and Jensen's guitar and music.

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  5. Let's not forget the paranoid news, Milton roundhouse 3rd, Skipper Pie Face, and Jensen's guitar and music.

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