Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mort Garson - The Wozard of Iz: An Electronic Odyssey



Here is a nice gem of an album from 1969 that very few people are aware of. It is somewhat of a parody of "The Wizard of Oz", with lots of synthesizer and bizarre narration, with seven (I think) different characters including the "In-man" and the "Lyin' Coward". Some of the music is reminiscent of early Nintendo game music, which is quite notable because this album was released around 16 years before the NES. Mort Garson happened to pass away last Wednesday (Jan 16th) at the age of 83. Enjoy!

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8 comments:

dodgegravity said...

This album blew my dick off sideways in a giggle storm.

cmland said...

Well put.

MAC METAL FACE said...

Mort G rest in P

A Pyrex Scholar said...

great blog man! keep up the good work!

cosmo

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Numinant said...

yes!

where's mort been all my life? he's an affirmation of the value of existence.

Anonymous said...

I'm unsure what's better, the album or dick off giggle storm post.

Thanks for all this stuff eh.

Anonymous said...

I first heard this 40 years ago.Mort Garson was indescribable then,and still pushes description.
Diverse might be a good start.

vizman said...

Great Stuff. We use to ride around after I got back from Nam in 1971 and listen to this in the 8-track in my MGBGT. Laughed our asses of. I will listen again. Hope it's as funny now...Peace..