Friday, February 5, 2010
AN EVENING WITH WILD MAN FISCHER LASTS ETERNALLY
SHOES TIED FRANK
"An Evening with Wild Man Fischer" is a 1968 double album by Wild Man Fischer released on Frank Zappa’s Bizarre record label.
I am constantly being asked by friends to make copies of this hard-to-find masterpiece. Listen to it once and you will be hooked. I used to see Larry around Hollywood often but it's been a while now. Hope he's doing well!
Larry, you’re a genius.
QUITE POSSIBLY THE GREATEST ALBUM NOT YET RELEASED ON CD!!
LINER NOTES BY FZ:
The material for this album was recorded live in the street (with Larry’s knowledge and consent) in front of the Whisky A Go Go and The Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset Strip, by Dick Kunc, on a Uher portable stereo tape recorder. The percussion effects were added later in Studio 2 at Sunset Sound by Art Tripp, engineered by Jerry Hansen. Larry’s unaccompanied songs were recorded at Sunset and in the basement of the Log Cabin. The monologues were recorded at Sunset. The Taster and Circle are accompanied by multiple over-dub tracks which I manufactured. Merry-Go-Round and Serrano Beach are accompanied by The Bizarre Percussion Ensemble. The Madness & Ecstasy of the second half of Side One was a spontaneous recitation (He was making it all up in the studio, believe it or not) by Mr. Kim Fowley and Mr. Rodney Bingenheimer, assisted in spots by the GTO’s (Girls Together Outrageously.) The Girl’s voice at the end of Side One belongs to Miss Johna, who was at one time Larry’s girl friend. The percussion was added later on another session.
Please listen to this album several times before you decide whether of not you like it or what Wild Man Fischer is all about. He has something to say to you, even though you might not want to hear it.
Side One: The Basic Fischer
New Kind of Songs For Sale (live on the strip)
"I'm Not Shy Anymore!" (Larry relives the past in the studio)
"Are You From Clovis?"
The Madness & Ecstasy (Kim Fowley & Rodney Bingenheimer provide an introduction to, and make prophecies about the future of Wild Man Fischer)
Side Two: Larry's Songs, Unaccompanied
Which Way Did the Freaks Go?
I'm Working For the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
The Leaves Are Falling
Cops & Robbers
Monkeys Versus Donkeys
Start Life Over Again
Life Brand New
Who Did It Johnny?
Think of Me When Your Clothes Are Off
I Looked Around You
Side Three: Some Historical Notes
The Taster (fancy version)
The Story of The Taster
The Rocket Rock
The Rocket Rock Explanation & Dialog
Dream Girl Explanation
Serrano (Sorrento?) Beach
Success Will Not Make Me Happy
Wild Man On The Strip Again
Side Four: In Conclusion
Why I Am Normal
The Wild Man Fischer Story
Balling Isn't Everything
Ugly Beautiful Girl
Larry & His Guitar
Circle (Larry’s first psychedelic hit)
Larry Under Pressure