Saturday, December 09, 2006


Psst! Hey Mac...(looks around) Want some Wild Man Fischer?

I don't know what nice person put this stuff up, or how long it will last, but two of Larry's out-of-print albums are available as zip downloads:

"An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" pt1

"An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" pt2

His first, released by Zappa. Some of you are no doubt familiar with this one, but I had never heard:
"Wild Man Fisher and Smegma Sing Popular Songs" - Recorded between '73 & '75, Larry's "lost years" between Zappa and his Rhino Records releases, only released on vinyl in '97. Features a fantastic 15 minute destruction of Gladys Knight & The Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia" performed with Smegma, a loose collection of loonies from the Los Angeles Free Music Society, including future Dream Syndicate member Dennis Duck.

Further evidence that pre-punk L.A. was more then laid-back hippie "soft-rock." See also: Capt. Beefheart, The Runaways, Sparks, Zolar X, Morton Subotnick, War, Charles Wright, The G.T.O.s, Kim Fowley, The Watts Prophets...


mrdantefontana said...

They are from my blog's line of vinyl and mp3 sharity. And they will be up until they implode.
Entries here and here. And there is actually also some bonus tracks here ("A Few More Minutes With Larry At Dodger Stadium" and duet with Rosemary Clooney and more).

Mr Fab said...

Thank you so much sir. I found the links via someone linking from linking somewhere else and couldn't figue out where it all came from, but you are providing an invaluable service to the strange music communitee. Salude!

Anonymous said...

I was friends with Smegma at the time, they had moved up here to Portland around 1973. i had no idea they had done this.

Spoony Quine said...

` Mmm. Smegma. You can keep the singing crazy guy.

Anonymous said...

Can you re-up?