Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1966, this satirical comedy troupe comprises Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Philip Austin. The quartets work drew on a multitude of disparate sources, encompassing 30s radio serials, W.C. Fields, Lord Buckley, the Marx Brothers and contemporary politics. Their surreal humour found favour with the late 60s underground audience, but despite punning wordplay and sharp wit, many cultural references were too obtuse for widespread appeal. Produced by Gary Usher, they were used to provide the spectacular gunshot effects on Draft Morning on the Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers. They subsequently completed the film script for Zacharia (1970), the first electric Western, but the final draft bore little relation to their original intention. A series of adventurous albums, including How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When Youre Not Anywhere At All?,...
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