Sunday, January 25, 2015

Disco MASH

This is the way the song was MEANT to be heard. Presenting the Disco version of the MASH theme by the New Marketts.   Boogie down, Colonel Potter!

21 comments:

Rob Larkin said...

Hey, Did you notice the name of the record label? FARR...as in Jamie Farr? Now I have the image of Klinger dancing around to the tune with a great big feather boa.

Tim G. said...

Wow. How did I get exposed to (and kind of love) "Disco Lucy" by Wilton Place Street band without coming across this gem? Thanks Ken.

Also ... I have been enjoying Cynthia Stevenson in the "Bob" episodes. Her delivery of
"AmCanTranConComCo?" still makes me laugh, along with her character's attempts to improv about Abraham Lincoln at the theater.
Ken would you happen to have anything to say about her career? From Cheers and My Talk Show and Bob to Hope & Gloria, she was always captivating and energetic.

Bud Wilkinson said...

Worse even than Ethel Merman's disco album.

AndrewJ said...

Robert Altman's teenage son wrote the lyric to the MASH theme (heard in the movie) and eventually made more money off his 50% of the MASH theme royalties than his dad did for directing the film. However, Mike Altman forgot to pay taxes on ths royalty checks...

Hamid said...

C'mon, Ken, I'm still recovering from Turkey Lurkey Time which you brought to our attention a while back. I occasionally wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat with that melody burned into my brain. No, Lucy goosey, leave me alone!!!

jit said...

Have you heard a jazz trio version of the MASH theme?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUpyE32LtfQ

Dwayne Conyers said...

Were Ponch and Jon on MASH? Would have been cool...

Albert Giesbrecht said...

This should have been the theme to Trapper John MD.

Stoney said...

I'm wondering if New Marketts is a revamped 70s version of The Marketts who hit with "Out Of Limits" and "Batman Theme".

I still prefer "Song From M*A*S*H" by pianist Al Delory.

Rich Shealer said...

Dwayne Conyers - According to the IMDB Larry Wilcox (Jon) was on an episode as Corporal Mulligan in "The General's Practitioner". Found no signs that Erik Estrada was though.

Curt Alliaume said...

A second disco version was incorporated into a movie medley (remember all those medley hits in the wake of "Stars on 45"?). This was called "Pop Goes the Movies" by Meco (the guy who hit #1 with his rendition of the Star Wars theme), and it actually hit #35 in Billboard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o94ivbtqJhs

Dan Sachs said...

Gosh, I wonder why they didn't call is "Suicide is Painless"?

Johnny Walker said...

Wow. The only thing that could have made the finale better. I really want someone to make a video to this.

Pete Grossman said...

Geez, Ken! Did you really have to spread this cheese?

Paul Gottlieb said...

I was sure it would stink, but no! I'ts annoyingly, toe-tappingly catchy.

Alan C said...

Is that what you'd call a MASH-up?

Francis Dollarhyde said...

I prefer the Manic Street Preachers' version: http://youtu.be/y11f8Oc25AI

Bill O said...

Read that Robert Altman's son made more for writing the lyrics than his dad did for directing the film.

Roger Owen Green said...

Did you see Mark Vanier's response?

AAllen said...

Well, considering that the actual theme for the TV version of MASH is an unlikely one for a comedy (albeit a comedy about a medical unit during war), making an up-tempo version couldn't hurt. The theme starts out slow, but they must have figured they needed more of a sting to add interest at the end, so they raised the volume and gave it a schmaltzy ending. Then for the end credits they made a bossa nova version. Either they should have dropped the laugh track or made a more up-tempo theme song. The two elements don't work together.

Mo said...

M*A*S*H is my favorite show of all time. I had no idea this existed!