"Just like real life..." Another live slice of radio history from October fourth, 1970, as we re-live the second half of the episode: I Could Always Shoot Him With the Camera, as presented by the Firesign Theater in the white label version of their delirious Dear Friends series.
The tracklist for the second side (my recorded-off the-radio version is missing the last sketch)----
1 Orson Welles bit 2 Punter's Girls 3 Sound effects war 4 Fresh chef 5 Sex jail 6 Sex movies 7 W.C. Fields 8 FDR and Hitler 9 PP's The Mutt and Smutt Show
Someone would be wise to release all of the Dear Friends shows that exist in a new edition. The group themselves might not be too thrilled with their old material and airchecks, but there are so many brilliant and telling moments when hearing them riffing and supporting each other live on the air that these recordings really deserve a wider audience, as well as just being dissected and savored by the many existing fans of their work. It would file nicely alongside of Goon Shows on the radio and other such classic fare. Or perhaps some lucky collector who owns all of these records would be kind enough to post them all on their blog at high quality...ha ha ha..."dream on, laughing boy!"
Enjoy this little dollop of live surrealism.