The Goon Show: I'm Walking Backwards for Christmas, Vol. 3 Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 Mar 1996
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Blurb Two: This audio recording, digitally remastered, is notable for its contents. My favourite is the "Greenslade Story", in which writer Spike Milligan mocks the world of BBC radio announcing. We hear the story of radio announcer Wallace Greenslade (who served as announcer on the Goon Show)and his rise to fame, beginning with a job interview with John Snagge (guest voice). Waiting outside with him before the interview is the famous Eccles.
Greenslade: Don't tell me YOU'RE applying for the position of announcer.
Eccles: Oh yer! And I'll get it too. I'm wearin' a Cambridge tie!
Greenslade: YOU? You were at Cambridge? What were you doing there?
Eccles: Buyin' a tie....
And remember folks...there's more where that came from!
Spike unleashed this comic song to the unsuspecting public. Enter Bluebottle through the pipe. A master of a thousand voices was Peter Sellers. The third one was the John Snagge meeting Eccles, applying for the announcers job. Snagge could not beleive Eccles "was at Cambridge". When he asked Eccles what he was doing at Cambridge;
"Buying a tie" came the classic answer. Out of four shows it is not easy picking your favourite bits. Buy this today and pick out your own !,and marvel at the pure genious of Spike Milligan.
This is volume 3, and has four of the very best episodes they recorded. As good a starting point as any for the uninitiated. The Greenslade Story is a great vehicle for announcer Wallace Greenslade, and features a hilarious guest appearance from the ever-so-straight-sounding John Snagge. Wings Over Dagenham documents the creation of the world's first horseless aeroplane, trapped in the air because the airport hasn't been built yet. The Rent Collectors has a guest appearance from Bernard Miles, and The Treasure Of Loch Lomond concludes with a performance of the classic "I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas".
You can't go wrong tith this one. Top marks!
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