to Hudson and Landry's Greatest Hit's Volume 3!! Hopefully by now
you have listened to the ‘Greatest Hits Volume 1 and 2' and
are now ready to delve into the rarest of tracks and the ‘Eight'
previously unreleased gems found deep in the Dore Records vaults.
in Volume 1, five of the vignettes on this volume were released
only as singles: "The Gas Man" (you can blast this one
loud as it is actually a song). Sing along with these wacky lyrics
"The Gas Man..He's a Creepy Little Man with a Funky Little
Can and a Long Syphon Hose.... In the Middle of the Night When You
Think it's Alright..There Your Gasoline Goes".
Then there is "The Chocolate Freak" which is also very
rare. This is the one about the guy who is addicted to Chocolate
and has information about a chocolate smuggling operation through
model paper airplanes. But he won't talk unless he gets more chocolate.
It's very funny and will be greatly appreciated by all the chocolate
On the flip side of the Chocolate Freak (1973) was the completely
divergent "Fate of The Mightiest Nation". This is the
only vignette not written by Hudson or Landry. It is an "oral
examination of the problems and decline of what sounds like our
(then) modern society. Only at the end is it revealed to be a description
of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire." And, it's solely
Hudson's voice on the entire vignette with a little music behind
him at the end. He starts off with "Once upon a time there
was a country, very small and on the whole very good"...The
vignette ends with "And thus in 476 A.D., Rome fell to the
barbarians and the dark ages settled over Western Civilization".
This one is a trip!
Then there is THE S.O.B...
No, it's not about your everyday Boss, i.e The Son of a _ _ _ _
_!! It's about the same guy in the original Ajax Liquor Store routine
who calls many years later for another delivery! To his surprise
he's told that there is a ‘Shortage of Booze' and that he
can only get his liquor without delivery on odd or even days of
the month. He then asks what about getting his booze on Sunday?
He's told that Sunday is the Lord’s day. The drunk responds
with, "if the Lord’s a no show, can I have his booze!!"
Finally there is "Harlow's Kids". This is another weird
one that is quite good. Harlow's wife has been thinking and she
wants to have more 'young-uns'. Harlow replies that "We already
raised the whole litter and they all turned out rotten...seven rotten
kids". Nothing like praising your family!!
The highlight of this volume, however, is without a doubt the "Eight"
previously unreleased vignettes. These recently discovered routines
are just as funny as many of the classics. In fact, four of them
are now my new favorites! I'll let you decide where these vignettes
should fall in the scheme of Hudson and Landry's best!
Pay close attention to "Joe Needles", "The Gambler","The
Boxer" and "College Chums" as these include some
of the funniest material I have ever heard from these guys!
Let us know what you think by e-mailing us through our website....www.hudsonandlandry.com