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playlist courtesy of The Dr. Demento Show

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NOTE: This show was produced around November, 1974, and for a few months (until at least March, 1975) was sent to stations as the first episode for them to air when they started carrying the show. They then started receiving the regular show the following week. Thus the airdate varied from station to station.

It is believed to have been heard on or around the following dates on the following stations. This is not a complete list.

The Freckle Song - Larry Vincent & His Look Out Boys [played before opening]
Creep, The Tragic Cockroach - The Roaches
The Cockroach Stomp - Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati (missing spoken outro) - Rose & The Arrangement

Do The New York - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
Los Angeles, Los Angeles - The Zanies
The Ballad Of Irving ("schlepping" version) - Frank Gallop
Blood On The Saddle - Tex Ritter

Go Go Pogo - Walt Kelly

Boy Wonder I Love You - Burt Ward
The Funniest Song In The World - Groucho Marx
Ain't We Crazy - Haywire Mac

The Mummy - Bob McFadden & Dor
Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette - Bobby (Boris) Pickett & His Filter Tip Kickers
Cigareetes, Whuskey, And Wild, Wild Women - Red Ingle & The Natural Seven

Poisoning Pigeons In The Park (orchestral version) - Tom Lehrer
Boogie - John Hartford

Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Cocaine Bill And Morphine Sue - The Blazers
Highly Illogical - Leonard Nimoy
Martian Hop - The Ran-Dells [started at 33 1/3 rpm instead of 45 rpm]

Everyone Says "I Love You"/Collegiate - Groucho & Chico Marx
Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg

I'm Tired - Madeline Kahn

I Love Me - Eddie Cantor
Purple Haze - The Roto Rooter Good Time Christmas Band
William Tell Overture - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
The Crusher - The Novas

The Dirty Old Man - Jim Backus
Shaving Cream - Paul Wynn

It's A Gas - Alfred E. Neuman
Dueling Tubas - Martin Mull
They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV/I'm Normal - The Emperor
next week: introducing the zany figures of Captain Chaos and Jungle Judy