Spike Jones

Dinner Music for People Who Aren't Very Hungry

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Because this was Spike Jones' first long playing album, he became fascinated with the possibilities of high fidelity reproduction, overemphasizing special effects at the expense of the music, making for a rather dull dated recording. Remakes of "Cocktails For Two" and "Pal-Yat-Chee" are inferior to the originals and new material like "Wyatt Earp Make Me Burp" and "Brahm's Alibi" are instantly forgettable. The cover of the LP is also rather misleading, as the photo includes Dick Morgan, who died three years before the recording session, and comedian Sir Frederick Gas, who'd been fired two years earlier.

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