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Prof Eccles: the brains behind....and Scoop 'Bottle, the origin of fake news.
1 June 2017
At last a chance to hear two of the Goons greatest in a complete version....Tales of Men's Shirts and The Scarlet Capsule are two relatively late shows originally available from Parlophone on LP in the early 60s, edited by EMI to remove any musical bits. If you want to hear the edited versions, the LPs are readily available on cheap CDs, Hallmark CDs (Best of the Goon Shows)....but the versions here are superbly restored.
The Scarlet Capsule in particular has my favourite gag....."its a human skull!"" Must be a woman, the mouth's open!"
The music and FX on this one were from the Radiophonic Workshop - where they had been created for the TV "Quatermass and the Pit"... available on DVD folks and creepier than the Hammer colour remake of 1968....
The others are "Forog" (i had this on cassette...a trancription srrvice version i think...and its amazing what topicalities have been restored to this show albeit from a less than stellar copy, but after nearly 60 years we're lucky to have any copy) and "The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street" which was originally replaced on air by "The Sinking of Westminster Pier" (based on a true and topical incident) which had constant references to "the six ingots..." in the announcements. It was I believe the last episode to be listed by name in the Radio Times (you don't diss RT folks!)
An excellent choice of well matured Goons in superb condition.
Buy buy buy.