Ogden Edsl were the comics/musicians behind “Dead Puppies”, which should be on every American’s shortlist for the New National Anthem (next to Mojo Nixon’s “Tie My Pecker To My Leg” and Beat Farmers’ “Happy Boy”). The song's source album was unknown to me until this month. Originally released in a slightly different form on Omaha’s Sunburn label in 1977, the group repackaged and reissued the LP in 1979 on Los Angeles’ ALA label when they moved to southern California. It’s great from top to bottom – their better-known cuts (“Daddy’s Money”, “Kinko the Clown”) are terrific, but the linking material is equally wonderful. “FM Late Night D.J.”, in which a disk jockey follows the “before that” trail to the point where he's back-announcing his whole life, is so good you’re going to make a mix just so you can end it with it.
Fort Hemophilia Drive-In
G.W.F. Hegel Waltz
Kinko the Clown
FM Late Night D.J.
139 Degrees / Dial-a-Vibe / Holy Trinity
Russian Roulette Giveaway
The World Is Gone
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