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THE LANDMARK SEVERAL MOUTH PARTS SONG, “WILD, WILD PLANET” (FROM THE ACCLAIMED “MOONLIGHT DRIVE” ALBUM) HAS BEEN FEATURED ON AN INCREDIBLE NEW PODCAST FROM EUROPE CALLED “WILD, WILD PODCAST”, WHERE HOSTS ADRIAN SMITH AND ROD BARNETT DISSECT CLASSIC (AND NOT SO CLASSIC) SCI-FI FILMS!!! TO COMMEMORATE THIS WILD WONDER, SONGWRITER SPOOX MAHONEY (KNOWN TO “PARTS” INSIDERS AS STANLEY L. DUAMUTEF) HAS OPENED HIS HEART AND INNERMOST MIND TO SMP FANS EVERYWHERE, EXPLAINING EVERY DETAIL OF THE INSPIRATION THAT WAS BEHIND THE LAUNCHING OF THE EPIC CELESTIAL COMPOSITION THAT IS “WILD, WILD PLANET”!!!!!

THE FOLLOWING WAS SHARED ON THE “WILD, WILD PODCAST” OF JULY 23, 2021:

   So ten years ago I stayed up late to watch the 1966 Italian science fiction film, “Wild, Wild Planet” on TCM.  Though tired, I found the film so insane and fascinating I had to see it to the end.  The line, "Watch out for those gadgets on their chests!", was it, though—I realized I had to write a theme song for the film.  I immediately heard it in my mind as a quasi-'60s-surf number, a bit like the Byrds’ theme song for “Don't Make Waves.” As I was falling asleep the basic melody came to me, and the next day I figured out the tune on my 1936 National/Dobro prototype electric tenor guitar.  In my song, I envisioned the wild planet to be sort of a swinging '60s sexual paradise, as if Hugh Hefner were Ming to a kinky planet Mongo. That is why, of course, should one go there, it would not be wise to admit it to a world where the women are "mild.”  I wrote the lyrics in about twenty minutes. 

   We recorded it a week later. 

   The basic song was done in one take—we broke for lunch then added the vocals and "special" effects.  This is one of a handful of songs that turned out exactly as I heard it when writing it.  Mary Fleener the cartoonist was our bass player at the time—she also did the SCI-Fi sounds and "Star Trek" vocal backgrounds.  I played the electric tenor and did the vocals, Steve played lead and 2nd. rhythm guitar, and Chuck who died about a year ago, was our drummer.

I used to read Ackerman"s "Famous Monsters" & "Screen Thrills" in the early '60s and he reinforced my idea that the "B" in "B" movies stands for BEST.  I have said for forty years that there is more truth in ten minutes of “Robot Monster” than in all the works of Spielberg.  As a matter of fact, our song "Dead Vegans" is a mash up of the Tucker film, “Plan 9” and “Night of the Living Dead.”  I make a reference to “Night of the Demon” in "Love's Everlasting Curse.” And the song "Jinx Money" is simply about my favorite Bowery Boys film.

   I was fortunate in that my wife loves the same films I do—any odd horror or science fiction thing that came out when we started dating in '67 was a must see for us.  I remember how thrilled she was when I found her a laser disc of “Fiend Without a Face.” I told her we wouldn't get a DVD player unless “Nightmare at Noon” was released on DVD—prior to that everything we had was on VHS or laser disc.

THE NEWST SMP ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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MORE BIG NEWS!!! A new monthly feature is being added to the SMP site! Each month the long deceased iconic L.A. newsman, Tom Snyder will be interviewing one of the "Parts" via the extraordinary seance powers of the legendary Dr. Mendax!

Our FOURTH installment of this stirring, near-surreal series features the spirit of Tom tickling the ethereal ivories that never stop tinkling in the fertile mind of 'Parts keyboard kingfish, Baby Gouda!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING TOOK PLACE AT A SEANCE CONDUCTED BY DR. MENDAX

AT 9:30 P.M. ON THE 1ST. OF SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT WHICH AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE

TO CONTACT TOM SNYDER, DECEASED, IN THAT HIS SPIRIT MIGHT INTERVIEW

SEVERAL MOUTH PARTS' MEMBER “BABY GOUDA”:

 

MENDAX: Now if all present will join hands, we will sing the hymn LADLE (after 8 min. of singing, the medium goes into his trance)

 

MENDAX: Tom Snyder, please join our circle...if you have questions for one here who is present make yourself known...(abrupt change in voice)

 

SNYDER: O.K., let's get the record straight--why Baby Gouda?  Isn't that a Dutch cheese?  Are you Dutch?  I like Edam, myself...I like it on Ritz crackers.  Did you know that Malaria mosquitoes are attracted to Limburger because it smells like human feet?

 

BABY GOUDA: No, Tom, I did not.  I guess I got the name as a child in Gardena, California when my 6th. grade teacher--what was his name? Well anyway, for show and tell one I day I brought...

 

SNYDER: Well I never would have guessed that!  Ha Ha!  Now the Bass Phallophone.  You're known as one of the few left in the world that can play that thing.  Why?

 

BABY GOUDA:  It's a very rare and difficult interesting thing to play.  You know you have to split a raven's tongue to enable it to talk?  Well, the same thing goes for someone who wishes to master the...

 

SNYDER: Uh huh.  Ummm..I'm sorry--I didn't get all that...can't get that Limburger/feet thing out of my mind!  Never mind; the Hammond B3 was a staple of the early SMP sound.  What do you see as the next...Damn! Malaria Mosquitoes!  Why don't they just drop the cheese over Africa to distract the damn things?

 

BABY GOUDA: I'm sorry Tom--can we get back on topic?  I have to meet someone at a craft beer tasting room, and I want to get there before all the Mopwater I.P.A. is all gone!

 

SNYDER: Right on!  Quickly now:  Rodney Slater or Roger Ruskin Spear?  Jimmy Smith or Korla Pandit?  Ginger or Mary Ann?

 

BABY GOUDA:  Tom--they're all good--oh hell, I dunno--I'll have to think about it a little b...

 

SNYDER:  I wonder if they had Malaria mosquitoes on that island they were stuck on...didn't the Professor make cheese out of coconuts once?  O.K.  first word that comes to mind: Limburger!

 

BABY GOUDA:  This interview!

 

SNYDER: Ha!  I would have said "Mary Ann"!  One last question, and then I have to meet a man who bought a duck from Joe Penner:  where do you see music going in the 22nd. Century?

 

BABY GOUDA:  I'm outta here...

 

MENDAX: The one who was Tom Snyder is now gone back to the other side...this concludestonight's séance...donations may be left in the cap on the lap of Miss Papp...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our THIRD installment of this mind-altering excursion into corners of life that could only be examined and probed by the emotions and art of Several Mouth Parts features the ethereal essence of Tom enjoying tea-time with Parts’ resident Englishman, the embraceable and ever-enlightening, Lord Woo Woo!


THE FOLLOWING TOOK PLACE AT A SEANCE CONDUCTED BY DR. MENDAX

AT 9:30 P.M. ON THE 1ST. OF AUGUST, 2017 AT WHICH AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE

TO CONTACT TOM SNYDER, DECEASED, IN THAT HIS SPIRIT MIGHT INTERVIEW

SEVERAL MOUTH PARTS' MEMBER “LORD WOO-WOO”:

 

MENDAX: Now if all present will join hands, we will sing the hymn NoSong

(after 11 min. of singing, the medium goes into his trance)

 

MENDAX: Tom Snyder, please join our circle...if you have questions for one here

who is present make yourself known...(abrupt change in voice)

 

SNYDER: O.K., let's get right down to it! What's with the Lord title, huh? I mean, is it some kind of hereditary deal, or did you marry into something? Ha ha! One time I had a chance to buy a title from some guy in Cleveland...is that what you did?

WOO-WOO: What's that Snyder, you old twat? Good Christ man, you have a short memory. Remember when we took those Girl Guides to my estate in Surrey, met Mumsey, had some brandies and whatnot, fell into the moat. Bit of all right, that was, what? Of course it's hereditary, unlike that bloody mop on your head - buy that in Cleveland also? I say, are there any drinks to be had? Nigel said there would...

SNYDER: Fascinating! So—NoSong! Why that? How did that come about? Was that a drug song ? Did it have to do with drugs? You know-sniff sniff...? What do the kids call it—snow? Like that Nancy Sinatra song, Snootful of Snow?

WOO-WOO: Tom, you cock, you would know more about that than me. As for the song, it's obvious, what? An ode to the transience of youth and hope, of losing dreams and motivation, in a bathroom stall in Brixton.

SNYDER: HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! Why am I laughing? So you used to be a drummer, but then you switched to bass. How did that work out—do you miss beating on things? I know I do ha ha!

WOO-WOO: My God man, pull yourself together. Nigel, where's that bloody gin!? What was the question, oh yes. Got tired of hauling the set around, old man. Simple. Then that bugger Stanley said just play the bloody bass, and I did. Got to like it,, could walk around, dress up, wink at the girls. Actually learned some notes.

SNYDER: I think I “dig” what you're putting down...is that right? Is that the expression? So—how does your legendary drinking influence you're song writing, and playing? They say you're quite the “sot”—that means you drink a lot, right? Are you drunk now?

WOO-WOO: Not now but I wish I was....Nigel! You can talk, Snyder, you could put away a fifth of scotch during breakfast....of course, who knows when breakfast is, eh what? Look, why in blazes is everyone worried about my drinking? My liver is as healthy as a Wembley school girl on Friday night, and you know what I mean Tom, what?

SNYDER: I've got to ask—THE PENIS SONG? Any chance of a video, or another live performance? How many people died that night at the Fox Theater that night when you guys did that thing back in '72? They won't talk about it here in Summerland...

WOO-WOO: Ah well, another SMP classic....fond memories of those day, eh? Good Christ, I remember the stunned look on the faces of the audience during that performance, like voles staring at you from a spring trap..As if they had never seen styrofoam penises before! I know I had - you too Snyder and don't deny it. Of course in those days we wore whatever came to mind - wigs, trusses, certain silk underwear, umbrellas - Long Beach wasn't prepared for that sort of extravagance, eh what? And no one died in the resulting stampede, just some minor broken bones and amputations. But oh what a knees-up at the after show, my God, that Danny doing hand stands while drinking a bottle of tequila, Stanley stripping down to show that delicious redhead his scrotum tattoo, Bone Daddy, as usual, surrounded by guitar hooligans, Zildgian doing his coyote impressions, the Gouda doing a mock marriage of a stage hand and a sheep, ah yes, those were some splendid times, eh what?

SNYDER: Last thing—then I have to interview Danny Trejo about that thing he did on Scooby-Doo--word association-quick: FALLOPIAN TUBE!

WOO-WOO: Nigel, where's that bloody gin?!

 

MENDAX: The one who was Tom Snyder is now gone back to the other side...this concludes

tonight's séance...donations may be left in the jar on the bar by the Supro guitar...

 

 

Our SECOND installment of this stirring, near-surreal series features the spirit of Tom leaping through the life and times of acclaimed SMP guitarist and recording engineer, "BDK!"

THE FOLLOWING TOOK PLACE AT A SÉANCE CONDUCTED BY DR. MENDAX

AT 9:30 P.M. ON THE 14TH. OF JULY, 2017 AT WHICH AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE

TO CONTACT TOM SNYDER, DECEASED, IN THAT HIS SPIRIT MIGHT INTERVIEW

SEVERAL MOUTH PARTS' MEMBER “BONE DADDY” KANE:

 

MENDAX: Now if all present will join hands, we will sing the hymn MONOTHEISM

(after 13 min. of singing, the medium goes into his trance)

 

MENDAX: Tom Snyder, please join our circle...if you have questions for one here

who is present make yourself known...(abrupt change in voice)

 

SNYDER: O.K., hey! So soon?...yeah, I've been listening to that “Boo! You Pretty Think!”

release—it's boss! (is that still what they use now instead of “neat”? Boss?) So Daddy—may I call you Daddy? Why the “Bone Daddy” ? What's the deal with that?

 

KANE:  Well Tom.  Is it okay to call you Tom?  Danny Zuchin said it was okay to call you Tom.  It goes way back to my days working at SONGS.  Get it?  Songs, music, bands.  No, actually, SONGS is an acronym for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.  I came in to work one day and there was an advertisement for Big Daddy Kane’s album “It’s a Big Daddy Thing” pinned to my chair.  Well, it turns out, that name stuck and everybody called me Big Daddy.  But, there are so many Big Daddies out there and since I’m a Halloween baby, I decided to switch it to Bone Daddy.  You’ve seen all the skeletons that come out around that time of year and probably in your current environment, too!  Ha, ha, ha!  Then, on top of that, I’ve got this rare bone disease that adds to the mystique.  So, I guess it’s now a “Bone Daddy Thing”!!  Transplant sold separately.

 

SNYDER: Huh!! So Daddy, you were with them before SMP? The Bodytones? Where'd that name come from—and why the change? What's the real story if you don't mind my asking?

 

KANE: Wow, that’s going way back.  I must say, my memory from that period of time is rather foggy. I’d just returned from my army stint in Vietnam and well, you know, the “fog of war” deal, when the band got back together.  If I remember correctly, we were trying to decide what to call the band.  We voted amongst ourselves on several names, including “Spiderling”, “The Buddytones” and “Several Mouth Parts”.  The Buddytones won the first round, but it was short-lived.  Once we realized that we were voting on “several” band name choices, it became obvious to everyone that Several Mouth Parts was the only viable choice for our band name.  Within a short period of time, Several Mouth Parts was adopted as our permanent name, and remains so to this day.  An additional factor in the reasoning was that it was a more “unique” name than the others.  Again, that’s if I remember the events from that time correctly.  Stanley Duamutef or Lord Woo Woo might have a better memory of the sequence of events that led to the band being named the Buddytones and later Several Mouth Parts.  But, good luck with that!  I mean, you can’t just go and knock on their respective doors.  Can you?  Are you haunting us?  Cause if you are, you need to stop it! 

 

SNYDER: HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! I don't why I find that so funny! You're the lead guitarist—so which: Fender or Gibson? Acetyl or nylon picks? Mark Farner or the Indian from the Seeds?

 

KANE:  I’d have to go with Gibson, though I own both.  Even though I love the sounds that Fender guitars can produce, there’s something about the “finish” they use on them that irritates the skin on my forearms.  I have to wear long sleeves when I play one.  Also, I don’t use whammy bars, so there’s that.  In addition, Fender guitars have a longer scale length, but I don’t have a longer finger length. As such, I find them a bit more difficult to play in certain situations.  Oh, I almost forgot – I hate the layout of the control knobs.  I find I’m constantly turning the volume off when I play.  What’s up with that?  Maybe if I played upside down, as Hendrix did, turning off the volume wouldn’t be an issue. Hum… Maybe I’ll try that.  As for picks:  I received a “pick punch” for Christmas a few years ago, so most of my picks are made from old credit cards or casino cards.  The raised numbers on them make them easier to hold than slick picks and they are easily filed to different sizes and shapes, though I generally use them as they come out of the punch.  Ah… The Seeds.  What a great name for a band.  I love the “garage band” sound of The Seeds, but Grand Funk Railroad was my favorite band during my year in Vietnam.  Mark Farner always inspired me with his ability to play both rhythm and lead and sing at the same time while jumping around and flipping his hair about.  That was a lot of sound from three guys!  I just wished they’d keep their shirts on!

 

SNYDER: No way! Me too! So how do you come up with some of those far-out sounds? I mean do you have some special dealie on your guitar or what? It's got me mystified—ha-ha-ha-ha! But then everything mystifies me—ha-ha!

 

KANE:  Speaking of mystified, have you heard Robben Ford’s “Mystic Mile?  Ooops, sorry, we’re getting off topic.  Or are we?  Let’s see… I’m not sure.  It might be magic!!  When I play, I don’t use a lot of effects pedals.  I have a few, but mostly, I just play straight into the recording console, often times through a Line 6 POD. Usually the POD is used for “amp” and “speaker” simulations and combinations and maybe a little, or a lot, of “gain”.  On some of our songs, you’ll hear a guitar, but it sounds like it’s from another dimension.  That’s because it is.  At least I think it is. What I’ve done, is to play the lead line backwards, and quite possibly “channel” it from another dimension, such as your own, in order to give it that unusual sounding tone.  I’ve also utilized a little known trick for some passages using a unique technique I like to call “whale tone”.  It’s kind of like Clapton’s “woman tone”, but I like to think it’s better.  That’s because it sounds like a whale.  Duh!!  What’s wrong with people?  Remember in “Star Trek, the Voyage Home” how the whales saved humanity and how cool they sounded?  Did you see that movie?  I’ll have to check, you may have been dead when that movie was released.  With my POD (is there a pod of whales in there?), I’ve been able to imitate the whale’s song, and I sometimes use said song in our recordings. That’s the cool sounding “whale tone” you hear on some of our tracks and it’s a sound that’s been made famous in a number of as yet unreleased SMP recordings, such as “Another Man’s Dream”.  When the band is finished with their parts, (there's that Part word again) our engineer, Percy Ryatt, takes over and does his magic to create the final product.  He’s truly a musician - I mean magician!!   So, I guess my statement “It might be magic!!” is actually accurate.  Totally!  Like I’m trippin’!!  Am I hippin’ you man?  Where’s my chart?

 

SNYDER: How would you describe your style—no, not the way you play, your fashion sense! Do you ever regret changing from that glam-rock look you sported in the mid-70s? Is it true that Fee Waybill was ripping off your look? Oops, I'm out of time, gotta boogie—I have an interview with Larry Storch about his time on Tennessee Tuxedo...

 

KANE:  I’ve always liked the styles from the ‘60s, especially the mini-skirts, not for me, mind you, but that could be the acid talking.  The ‘70s were tough.  I couldn’t stand disco and all the leisure suits that were popular back then.  My mom asked me if I'd wear a leisure suit if she bought one for me.  I said "No!", but she bought one for me anyway.  The only time I ever wore it was to her funeral.  Sorry mom!  In an effort to stand apart (get it?  "apart"? I'm a "Part") from the crowd, I opted for the glam-rock look.  But then, Fee Waybill of The Tubes, KISS and other glam-rock, big hair bands came along and I had to come up with something new.  Through the ‘80s I was trying to find my look. No luck.  Then, beginning in the early ‘90s, my wife took a job at the local animal shelter.  From then on, I’ve been wearing various “cat” tee-shirts!!  I have a ton of them and they’re really built for comfort!   Ha!!!!  Plus, they’re cute - or so I’ve been told!  And of course, the cats like 'em.  Well Tom, I see it’s about time for you to go.  I don’t mean to be rude, but as for newscasters, I always preferred Tom Brokaw.  So sorry.  Say ‘Hi’ to Jimi and Janice for me.  Oh!  And Jim Morrison!  Oh Hell!  Say "Hi" to everybody!!  And don't forget my dead cats.  I miss 'em.  Thanks!  Until next time…

 

MENDAX: The one who was Tom Snyder is now gone back to the other side...this concludes

tonight's séance...donations may be left in a roll in the bowl by the totem pole...

 

 

 

Our FIRST ethereal journey into a Parts mind digs into the inner Chi-town sanctum of our beloved Danny "Roast Beef" Zuchin!

THE FOLLOWING TOOK PLACE AT A SEANCE CONDUCTED BY DR. MENDAX

AT 9:30 P.M. ON THE 30th OF JUNE, 2017 AT WHICH AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE

TO CONTACT TOM SNYDER, DECEASED, IN THAT HIS SPIRIT MIGHT INTERVIEW

SEVERAL MOUTH PARTS' MEMBER DANNY ZUCHIN:

 

MENDAX: Now if all present will join hands, we will sing the hymn Partymouth

(after 10 min. of singing, the medium goes into his trance)

 

MENDAX: Tom Snyder, please join our circle...if you have questions for one here

who is present make yourself known...(abrupt change in voice)

 

SNYDER: Yeah, hey! Great to be back...yeah, I've been listening to you guys for years

and I died almost exactly 10 years ago—just when you had released those tapes from

1972...great stuff! So Danny—may I call you Danny? Why the “Roast Beef” moniker?

 

ZUCHIN: Well, Tom—may I call you Tom—the running stage-gag has always been that during my intro, one of the Parts will ask, “Why do they call you ‘Roast Beef’?” And, as all our fans know and love, my answer is always a sultry, “They call me that ‘cause I got soooo much gravy!” I mean, if we don’t do that at every show, well, it’s like Duran Duran not doing Hungry Like the Wolf, or Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens showing up to sing Behind a Wall of Sleep NOT eighty pounds heavier than he was at his last show! I mean, fans expect things! But really, Tom, there’s a deeper story. Growing up pauper-poor in the late fifties/early sixties on the streets of Chi-town was tough. I was an only child and I spent a lot of time alone in my familiy’s one room tenament on the South Side; now, that was fine because it gave me a lot of time to play my Teisco Del Rey six-string and try to copy what all those cats were playing on WGES and other AM radio stations. But back to the “Roast Beef”—well my dad was a butcher at a rundown shop on State Street, so he always had job, at least. And we always had meat to eat—roast beef! At school I’d rub it in when the other kids would complain that they didn’t have any dinner last night or that they had to eat their gold fish. I’d just smile and tell ‘em, “Well, sir, we had a big plate of roast beef again last night! Yessir!” That would make them soooo mad! Unfortunately, my dad died when he was still pretty young. Years later, when my mom died, she called me to her bedside. I held her hand and she said she had something to tell me. “You know, Danny,” she cried, “how you always thought that was roast beef that your dad brought home every night?” “Yes,” I told her. “Well, Danny,” she said, looking directly into my eyes, “that wasn’t roast beef, it was...” And then she died without ever telling me what it really was! But you know, Tom, to this day, I’m pretty damn happy still thinking about all those great roast beef dinners that helped me to survive and to play the blues!  

 

SNYDER: Fascinating! So you know SMP's music is played quite a lot here in Summerland,

probably much more so than in your plane of existence. So Danny, why the long hiatus?

I mean did--ha ha! Life get in the way? What's the real story if you don't mind my asking?

 

ZUCHIN: Well, Tom, I don’t mind at all! The real story is that the music of Several Mouth Parts and my involvement in it is like a giant swaying suspension bridge connecting a wild island of delight with a mainland that desparately needs some hoopla and a special kind of enlightenment! Imagine me being on that island at first, then making the trip across; helping to lay a foundation of fun. Then going back “home” to party and play-‘de-blues, and then once again making the big jump to help that foundation grow into what Partsmania is today! A few decades in between the fine lines of art doesn’t exactly say “wasted space” to me, Tom! Actually, my mother was able to squeeze that little bit of wisdom in before she died; before she could tell me about that meat...      

 

SNYDER: Ha! Isn't that always the way?! So your song Bariatric Blues is getting a lot of buzz

over here where I'm at—tell me: so what's the story behind the story, as it were? Both Allmans are really digging it—did I use that right? Is that the expression? Is it based on a true life experience, or made up like those news stories I used to read?

 

ZUCHIN: Everything I write about, Tom, is based on true life experiences. My latest best-selling very personal book, Hypertrichosis Honeymoon: Let Me Pet Your Pelt, is proof of that. Bariatric Blues is my tribute to the legendary ‘70s and ‘80s group, the Lap Band. I played with those cats awhile and I had a good time but damn, I was truly in the Land of the Jy-ants. I mean, I only weigh 158 but those cats, damn! That line in the song about the stage sagging was no joke! So, before they all explode, I figured I’d give them some Chi-town love!  

 

SNYDER: Hey! Darn it, I see I'm about out of time—ectoplasm's starting to fade...one more

question before I go—what's it like working with the other Mouth Parts? I mean, you were

already a big deal in Chicago before they asked you to join—any personality clashes—musical differences—fistfights? Ha! Ha!

 

ZUCHIN: Damn, Tom, this ain’t the Beatles or Van Halen or Ray-‘n-Dave; this is Several Mouth Parts! Any band founded in the shadow of a school that has boasted Charles Lindbergh, Traci Lords and Squeaky Fromme is in it for the long haul! But I think the real bonding glue was all those post-rehearsal nights, heading straight to the Kit-Kat Klub in Lennox and watching our drummer,  Z.R., get close to that cute little naked girl dancing to Long Cool Woman. That’s brotherhood, Tom! That’s what getting close is all about!

 

MENDAX: The one who was Tom Snyder is now gone back to the other side...this concludes

tonight's séance...donations may be left in the cuspidor on the floor by the door...

 

 

 

      MORE SMP HISTORY!!! As all true SMP fans know, one of the band’s seminal performances took place at South High in Torrance back in '72. The iconic newsman, Tom Brokaw (still working locally in the L.A. market), was in the audience looking really pissed all the while he was covering this "Heart Benefit" for Channel 4, KRCA-TV. He looked even more "Vexed" when Several Mouth Parts took the stage (imagine how he looked half way through the hour-plus that they played!!!). Baby Gouda saw him and said, "Look, Tom Snyder!" (Yes, Snyder also still hadn’t hit the big time). Stanley L. Duamutef informed him it was the other KRCA "Tom" that was in the large audience.

       But later that other Tom had a lot to say about SMP and That Special Day!
 

                 “PARTS OF THE STORY”

                 by Tom Snyder

The first time I heard these guys, the Watergate scandal
had just begun:  John Dean hadn't yet spilled his guts and G. Gordon was still burning his flesh to show loyalty.  Had it been me instead of Brokaw at that event at South High I  would have been on the cutting edge of the whole Mouth Parts phenomenon-as it was, by the time I knew about them, they were already on that downslide into oblivion.  But that's the way it was in those crazy days at KRCA-TV: my assignment was to pose as a bum on 4th. and  Main (they didn't have
"homeless" people back then) that day and conduct blind taste tests between Ripple and Thunderbird.   Brokaw!  Hell, he always got all the plum jobs...and when NBC picked that stiff to anchor the nightly news!  Go ahead Tom, say "Learnedly", you prick!  Where the hell was I?  Oh, yeah...well anyway, by coincidence that very performance I missed was my first taste of this eclectic blend of musical mayhem. It was a bootleg LP I purchased at Aaron's:  some fool had placed it
behind a case of "Bogrumpus: Before the War".  I remember my initial reaction to those sounds emanating from my  18" Webcor speakers: panic!  Had I left my expensive Italian sunglasses at the record store?
    Upon returning home the needle evidently  had stuck in the cheap vinyl disc and been repeating the phrase "I'm a ball buster, baby" over and over again, for at least two hours, much to the consternation of Mother, who was living with me at the time.  She moved out the next week...strange I'd never made the connection before.  It was her house.

 

 

 

         SEVERAL MOUTH PARTS IS PUTTING MORE AND MORE of their incredible material on CD Baby and iTunes!!! Check our "DVDs & MUSIC LINKS" page to get the info on how you can download classics and the newest stuff from the extensive and ever-growing 'Parts library of the coolest and most eclectic music on the planet (and beyond)!!!!!

 

 

           BIG BLUES NEWS!!!!! Returning to SoCal for his first live performance in 40 years is Chi-Town's Danny "Roast Beef" Zuchin!!!!! Danny's performance will be recorded and soon available to D"RB"Z and "Parts" fans everywhere!!!!

 

 

         A SLIGHT DELAY IN SMP'S "UNDOABLE WORLD TOUR"!!! Hey you guys. On June 31, as you probably know, we launched the Undo-able World Tour. First we just want to thank all the fans for coming out and seeing the show. Thank you so much. You guys made it so enjoyable for us each and every night. We’re in the third leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change. We thought it was important that you be the first to know. We and our Ouija board are planning our family, so we're going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that we do this now. We have to rest up. Doctor Mendax's orders. But we have not forgotten about you. We will continue the tour as soon as we possibly can.

             We want to thank the Tutti-Fruttis, Abate's Music, and especially our spirit medium. You guys were so professional, so incredibly talented, so supportive and loving each and every night. Thank you so much, and we can’t wait for us to get started again. Thank you to Tanatone for your loyal partnership and support. You guys are the best at what you do in your field, and know that’s why we're with you. Once again, thank you to all the fans for your love—your undying love—your loyalty. That means so much to us. You are truly appreciated. It’s been a long journey, and you guys have been there each and every step of the way. And we really do appreciate that. Thank you so much. We will see you soon. We love you. Bye.

 

          FAN REPLIES & REACTIONS!!!

          For a moment there I was starting to cry and for that moment I was so touched by your wonderful words I almost forgot about the tour. I love you guys too and my thoughts will

always be with you. Keep me posted.

          Peace be with you, Nigel Cholomondoley

    

        SMP CONTINUALLY GETS GROOVY NEWS from ReverbNation: The "Parts" ALWAYS rate high on the San Clememte, CA, USA charts, and on the San Juan Capistrano charts!!! SMP is HOT!!!

 

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