Thursday, June 19, 2014

1946 Great Crepitation Fart Contest


Not for the faint of heart, here is the remarkable 1946 Crepitation (Fart) Contest (part of the 1946 News Broadcasts Collection).

You'll enjoy the fart-off between champion Englishman Lord Windsmear, and  challenger, Australian Paul Boomer who had stowed aboard a cabbage freighter.

The hilarious comedy recording was apparently created a spoof by two Canadian radio sportscasters in 1946, but this 15 minute recording definitely has some gems in it.  Apparently they made several copies, but it was not for distribution. The recording was copied again and again on disc and reel to reel tape. It was distributed underground and played in dark rooms and back alleys around the world.


This recording is available with many other delightful treats on Random Rarities #7 available on  MP3 CDAudio CD, and instant download.

12 comments:

  1. I'd rather cut my own farts

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  2. Not sure it wasn't for distribution. My father received two 78 records in the mail from a relative many decades ago, with this exact radio play on it. I currently own it, and it is sitting beside me in my den as I type this out. Remembering the day he played it on our old Zenith stereo in our basement, I've never seen him laugh so hard as then. He really appreciated the artistry of the sportscasters to call the contest in such detail and enthusiasm. To reiterate, I don't think they would have made records if they hadn't planned to distribute it. Of course, I don't know how many records they made.

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  3. This is hilarious! So much detail.

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  4. My father had the 78 also and on the flip side was a similar contest but played out as a football game.

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  5. My father also owned the 78. On the flip side was a similar skit but played out as a football game.

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  6. I still have the old LP vinyl (my Pop's record originally). It was released in the U.S.A on "Ha-Ha Records" as "The Contest". The B-side was "The Bombers vs. the Blasters"...not anywhere near as funny as side A.

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  7. My father borrowed a reel to reel tape recording of this in the early sixties. I remember it was well-received at the time.

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  8. My father had the record as well.... at least until my mother "accidentally" stepped on it!! I'm glad i had the chance to hear it on my smart phone.

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  9. My grandpa had this. I told my husband about it and he found recording online. He laughed as hard as my brothers did 40 years ago.

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  10. First recorded this off the Dr. Demento show around 1975 (94.7 KMET--tweedle dee!). As a kid'll do, I played such the heck out of it then that I have in nearly memorized verbatim. About to undergo the 40-year recall test here. Thanks!

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  11. I was around 13 when I first heard it. People were collapsing with laughter. Just the thought of this contest gets me laughing out loud.

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  12. This is from the golden age of true pure sport

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