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 CD, Audio CD, and instant download.
I'd rather cut my own fartsReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
This is hilarious! So much detail.ReplyDelete
My father had the 78 also and on the flip side was a similar contest but played out as a football game.ReplyDelete
My father also owned the 78. On the flip side was a similar skit but played out as a football game.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
My father borrowed a reel to reel tape recording of this in the early sixties. I remember it was well-received at the time.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
This is from the golden age of true pure sportReplyDelete
I first heard this about 30 years ago. I have never heard a more creative, nor funny, comedy skit in all my life. Paul Boomer was a true champion.ReplyDelete
In high school in the early 1960s, there was a guy who had heard the record through his father, and he remembered some of the action. At lunch time, he would get a "Rocket" - the ice cream in a tube that you would push up from the bottom, and when you did push, it made a farting sound, so we would have our own Crepitation Contests at lunch time. I mentioned this to a friend years later, and he had heard of the recording too. We went to Philadelphia circa 1971, walked into an adult book store (very recent in those days) and there was the vinyl album in its distinctive red cover. I can recite it by heart and have never stopped laughing. "Wait a minute!.....something there....."ReplyDelete
"A fart is a fart. Whether you raise up on one cheek and sneak, or let it have a full blast like do."Delete
I first copied the recording from a cassette to a cassette in 1974. Just yesterday (2/3/19), I purchased a vinyl LP "The Original Crepitation Contest' on the Beacon Label (LP-308) from ALA Enterprises, Gilpin Ave., Hauppauge,LI, NY. The jacket has no information about the recording, i.e. year, studio, etc.ReplyDelete
I will not be putting a needle to it until October 2019, so the condition and play-ability will not be known until that date.
Just found this as I was telling me three teenage boys about the 78 my parents had. I first heard it in the late 1960s when my parents played it for me. I still have the 78.ReplyDelete
I'm sure I remember watching this on TV many years ago, but I must be mistaken. I was telling people it was performed by the Monty Python group. However words like 'flutterblast', 'fenetre de brise'and especially 'freep' are now part of my lexicon. Wonderful to hear it again!ReplyDelete