Saturday, May 7, 2011


From Wikipedia:

"Deteriorata" is a famous parody of San Francisco radio and television personality Les Crane's spoken word recording of Desiderata. It was written by Tony Hendra and recorded by National Lampoon as part of their National Lampoon Radio Dinner album of 1972.

The parody earned a great deal of cultural significance and popularity as a frequent presentation on the Dr. Demento radio show. Les Crane himself admitted to preferring this version over his Grammy-winning recording of the original poem.

Voiceover talent Norman Rose read the "poem" and then-little known Melissa Manchester was a background singer on the chorus section of the song. Christopher Guest wrote the music.

Also- Get a load of that label. I don't know a whole lot, but i sure as hell know awesome when i see it.


get it




Holly said...

You are a fluke of the universe.. love it :-)

Andy Excuse said...

One time in church school, I came in second in a scripture knowledge quiz game, and won a 45 of Melissa Manchester's big hit, "Don't Cry Out Loud". First prize was "Abracadabra", by the Steve Miller Band. Stupid church school. I'm never going again.

Rockin' Jeff said...

You really got hosed on that deal Andy.

Andy Excuse said...

You're right. You know who I blame? God. Stupid beardy prick.

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