Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ogden Edsl: Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band

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.

Daddy’s Money
Fort Hemophilia Drive-In
Lube Job
Drive-In Welcome
G.W.F. Hegel Waltz
Pacific Ocean
Pig Pit
Jean Paul
Jamaican Holiday
Charnel House
Dead Puppies
Kinko the Clown
FM Late Night D.J.
Black Beauty
139 Degrees / Dial-a-Vibe / Holy Trinity
Russian Roulette Giveaway
Sweet Breeze
The World Is Gone

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.


  1. Hurray! Thanks for this; always a treat to find new posts from you! If you entertain requests, I'd love to hear The Committee's "Wide Wide World Of War" album from 1973 again, if it's in your archives... Cheers to you!

  2. Wow, why is that not already on CD?! If I spot it in the bins I'll certainly pick it up!

  3. thanks, really enjoyed this … brought back memories of when Kinko the Clown would get airplay on the radio but you couldn't be sure of what you just heard because your cognitive functions were badly … splayed

  4. I just love your taste in novelty, kind Sir! You sound like the type of guy I'd love to sit down and have a chat with over a cold beer, room temp Quinta Ruban, or libation of your choice. Thank you again for your generosity, as always much appreciated!


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