Published on Monday, 28 March 2011 17:54
Today is the birthday of legendary Chicago DJ, John Records Landecker. To celebrate him today, here are a pair of his political comedy bits that were played often on his WLS-AM show in 1974, both of which have fun with then-President Richard Nixon. The first is "Make A Date With The Watergate," a parody song that uses Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" as its foundation. It was banned by ABC Radio soon after for being too political and worrying the bosses at ABC Corporate headquarters. (Running time: 2:42) Soon after that song, JRL made another, which is the second audio sample here, called "Press My Conference," a Dickie Goodman-style parody that features clips of other songs which act like punchlines. (Running time: 2:57)
John Records Landecker "Make A Date With Watergate"
John Records Landecker "Press My Conference"