This is a collection of the only known surviving letters I wrote as a self-appointed stringer for Chromium Switch, reporting directly from The Firesign Theatre’s career in Hollywood to editor/publisher Tom in Lincoln, Nebraska. Because the early letters have not survived, neither of us is certain exactly when they started. While I’d been writing to the Fireguys for some time, our first official contact was a KPFK broadcast. That night, I was invited to the Bozos sessions at CBS; just as they were beginning work on Side 2. The lost letters to Tom definitely covered those sessions, the Space Party, Not Insane sessions, Dear Friends, TV or Not TV sessions, and other related Fireactivities. These surviving jabs cover 1972 through Next World.Continued in Letters section...
Most of the live material on this album was recorded during the Martian Space Party radio broadcast (which was also filmed). That footage later became available on the VHS release Firesign Funnies, and later on DVD as Firesign Theatre: All-Day Matinee
"Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson," said Holmes in a reminiscent voice. "It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared."
The name of a "Weird Al" Yankovic song on the Bad Hair Day album, and a Chumbawamba song on the Un album. EYKIW is also the name of three different books, by Paul Kirchner (1995), Lloyd Pye (1997), and Russ Kick/Disinfo (2002); and it's also a message on the Silly level of "Marble Madness."
This album was recorded in the same Warner Brothers studio in Burbank where John Lennon and Harry Nilsson recorded "Pussy Cats." (Also same engineer at the boards).