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The Firesign Theatre  DEAR FRIENDS
A Package of Shows for WFMU

Written & performed by Philip Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor -- The Firesign Theatre

CD #  Program Title  Originally broadcast as  Total run time
1  KWKWT-TV  The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour, 2/22/1970  60:12
2  One Slave Whip, Leather, 57½ Inches  The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour, 4/26/1970 59:04
3  The Lone Ranger Vs. Your Developing Breasts  The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour, 6/7/1970 60:06
4  Big Brother Is Washing  Dear Friends, 9/16/1970  59:43
5  ...I Could Always Shoot Him With The Camera  Dear Friends, 10/4/1970  59:05
6  Somebody Put A Mickey In The Ground Zero!  Dear Friends, 10/11/1970  59:50
7  Power Is Trouble & Trouble's Not Funny  Dear Friends, 10/25/1970  59:32
8  Deputy Dan Will Find Us No Matter Where We Go  Dear Friends, 11/1/1970 59:34
9  Was There A Cow On The Moon?  Dear Friends, 11/29/1970  59:28
10  All We Have To Fear Is Me  Dear Friends, 12/13/1970  59:01
11  Dr. Memory's Laff-A-While News  Dear Friends, 1/10/1971  59:34
12  Welcome To Microorganism State Park  Dear Friends, 1/24/1971  60:17
13  Radio Prison In Peace And War  Let's Eat, 12/9/1971  59:31
14  The Filipino Cheeseball War  Let's Eat, 1/6/1972  60:07
15  The New Archipelago Show  Let's Eat, 1/20/1972  60:04
16  Year Of The Rat  Let's Eat, 2/17/1972  59:34

Reissue produced by Taylor Jessen ironybread@earthlink.net 
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Show Blurbs

CD #  Program Title  Originally broadcast as  Total run time
1  KWKWT-TV  The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour, 2/22/1970  60:12
  Firesign perform "The TV Set" (later the inspiration for their Dwarf album), Austin & Ossman perform "The Chinchilla Show", and the Fresh Chef gives his recipe for beignets aux bananes.

2  One Slave Whip, Leather, 57 1/2 Inches  The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour, 4/26/1970 59:04
  The boys ruminate on the big MGM auction; Mutt & Cheops say "Off the Pigs"; and Firesign interviews a duck.

3  The Lone Ranger Vs. Your Developing Breasts  The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour, 6/7/1970 60:06
  Peter Bergman revisits his junior high-era sexual history through pop music; Les Thompson gives the big number one on the Boss Thirty; and the Lone Ranger gives advice on increasing bust size. 

4  Big Brother Is Washing  Dear Friends, 9/16/1970  59:43
  Firesign interviews adherents of the far-out Far East religious sect The Gluttons; the road to sex over sixty is paved with golden rings; and a drug abuse expert goes on an unforgettable bum trip.

5  ...I Could Always Shoot Him With The Camera  Dear Friends, 10/4/1970  59:05
  Firesign drinks its way from Burbank to Oxnard; America is greened by Consciousness III; Punter gets his girls; and Mutt and Smut say "It's subversive, not faulty!"

6  Somebody Put A Mickey In The Ground Zero!  Dear Friends, 10/11/1970  59:50
  Yale distorts; a Commie comic retorts; some hardhats drink rocket fuel; a duck passing worries UCLA; and protestors are driven away in a clown truck.

7  Power Is Trouble & Trouble's Not Funny  Dear Friends, 10/25/1970  59:32
  The Small Animal Administration weighs the pros and cons of duct tape; Mark Time escapes; Principal Poop talks principles; Miners talk coal; and Giant Toad Supermarket offers deep-cut discounts.

8  Deputy Dan Will Find Us No Matter Where We Go  Dear Friends, 11/1/1970 59:34
  A former cockteaser talks shop; Balliol Brothers have a sale; Mr. Foster gets frozen; George Washington writes; Deputy Dan has no friends; and the Electrician steals the Fuse of Doom.

9  Was There A Cow On The Moon?  Dear Friends, 11/29/1970  59:28
  Peter has a birthday brownie by Ed Kienholz; the Sheriff of Dyke Hole says it's all bluff from top to bottom; Dr. Flash is saved by the sound effect; and Rose from Spanish Harlem steals a TV set.

10  All We Have To Fear Is Me  Dear Friends, 12/13/1970  59:01
  A chapter is read from the Book of Punter; the Hoove is praised, then slandered; there's a jubilee in Sodom; the last episode of Highway Patrol is on tonight; and Nightinjail Junior High is the baddest school of all.

11  Dr. Memory's Laff-A-While News  Dear Friends, 1/10/1971  59:34
  Certain words must not be spoken; last night Proctor saw a documentary about Fiji; Peter smokes his last cigarette; David shows off the portable door; and we're driving for dopers.

12  Welcome To Microorganism State Park  Dear Friends, 1/24/1971  60:17
  A Yale club opens in Saigon; a brickbreaker breaks some bricks; gravity is on reds; Dr. Whiplash is out to lunch; Bob's Brazerko Lounge is weird; and poet Robert Kelly reads a poem.

13  Radio Prison In Peace And War  Let's Eat, 12/9/1971  59:31
  Ralph Springer gives the world's most complete disclaimer; Roosevelt dies; an FBI man is interviewed; W.C. Fields runs for President; and Dr. Beanbag gives a lot of heartfelt advice.

14  The Filipino Cheeseball War  Let's Eat, 1/6/1972  60:07
  Peter tells a New Year's Eve story; an expert on dietary laws says a stiff idiot is the worst kind; some beaners talk about rolling cheeseballs down the freeway; and flies get the vote.

15  The New Archipelago Show  Let's Eat, 1/20/1972  60:04
  Cows come to America on boats; Nixon's advisors coach him about China; an outhouse gets flour-bombed; and Bergman's going to the Tuxedo dance on Sunday with a girl named Bradley. 

16  Year Of The Rat  Let's Eat, 2/17/1972  59:34
  The Firebelles and the Silver Beatles sing old hits like "Oh Blinding Light" and "Earth Penguin"; Russkie poet Yuri Yankoff translates some poems; and Peter Bergman reads his original short story "The Secret of Identities".



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