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2020-09-03 4:13:36 AM  
Right up front, man; I can see it now! We'll be on the front smiling, man... aww, beautiful!
 
2020-09-03 9:13:37 AM  
These were basically Shel Silverstein's coked up party guests who never left, so he put them in a band to get them off his houseboat.  No, really.
 
2020-09-03 9:20:36 AM  
they had some pretty raunchy tunes back in the day too. 
Dr Hook & The Medicine Show - "Penicillin Penny"
Youtube q8G410aI8Pk
 
2020-09-03 9:28:05 AM  
This is not "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic, with Eddie Hazel on lead guitar.
 
2020-09-03 9:30:44 AM  

Sensei Can You See: Right up front, man; I can see it now! We'll be on the front smiling, man... aww, beautiful!



Until Sylvia's Mother sees you, then the shiat will hit the fan.
 
2020-09-03 9:31:11 AM  
I had this song on a 45 when I was a kid with Sylvia's Mother on the B side.

Ahhhhh memories!
 
2020-09-03 9:32:47 AM  
Dr Hook & The Medicine Show - "Sylvia's Mother" From Shel´s Houseboat!
Youtube tXcJNljjTG0

Dr Hook thread here they are hanging out on Shel's houseboat. Also this song would not be written today because cell phones.
 
2020-09-03 9:33:47 AM  
I saw them in a small venue in Amarillo in mid90s. Got a table closest to the stage. They just had it. Still. Couldn't have been happier with a show of that scale ... except it might have been in  Lubbock, and I have blocked that out, man.
 
2020-09-03 9:49:27 AM  
They were having WAY too much fun there
 
2020-09-03 10:18:29 AM  
The name is familiar but I'm not familiar with their music as far as I know. These were really good tunes and they are having fun, that's great!
 
2020-09-03 10:40:39 AM  

batlock666: This is not "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic, with Eddie Hazel on lead guitar.


Exactly.
 
2020-09-03 11:17:39 AM  
"ROCK & ROLL!!"
 
2020-09-03 11:35:38 AM  
I actually saw them live in the mid-90's, still having a blast. For some modern listeners, I'm sure some of the vernacular will be off-putting, but if you can listen to it keeping in mind the time it was originally made, it was surprisingly forward thinking.

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - At the freaker's ball 1974
Youtube Hs5MAWinxqQ
 
2020-09-03 11:41:25 AM  
Always wanted a freaky old lady to embroidery on my jeans.

But I got stoned and I missed it, got stoned and I missed.  I got stoned and it rolled on by.....
 
2020-09-03 12:44:47 PM  
And Buck Owens made his own cover of the song:
On The Cover Of The Music City News
Youtube 93HRS3MLfDk
 
2020-09-03 1:28:06 PM  

deadsanta: These were basically Shel Silverstein's coked up party guests who never left, so he put them in a band to get them off his houseboat.  No, really.


And then several crappy albums came about.  A lot of bands got signed because the record companies were just trying to surf a wave they didn't actually understand.

(most record companies - at that time - were still hoping to sign the next Sinatra and or Dean Martin, not realizing all that was over.)
 
2020-09-03 3:05:29 PM  
Get My Rocks Off. Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show. (1972)
Youtube tOEOc9RrL8k
 
2020-09-03 4:55:37 PM  
"The Cover Of Rolling Stone" pales in comparison to "Freakin' At the Freakers' Ball"
 
2020-09-03 6:24:56 PM  
I saw it in the YouTube comments and nothing is more true. "You can be high, but you will never be 70's rock band high."
 
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