Sunday, January 12, 2014

40 Year Itch : Energy Crisis '74

In early 1974 comedic sampler Dickie Goodman hit the Top 40 with  "Energy Crisis '74" . Not that many Americans found anything amusing about odd-even gas rationing or how one out of five gas stations had run out of gas.
Goodman used the same tactic of inter-cutting fake interviews with songs when he recorded his biggest seller would the #4 1975 hit "Mr. Jaws".

The songs that were sampled are:

 Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy
Smokin' In the Boys Room by Brownsville Station
Living for the City by Stevie Wonder
Helen Wheels by Paul McCartney and Wings
Mind Games by John Lennon
The Joker by Steve Miller Band
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren
You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr
The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich
Top of the World by The Carpenters

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