The Firesign Theatre and Seeland Records is proud to present DUKE OF
MADNESS MOTORS, the long-awaited ultra-comprehensive "Dear Friends"
radio reissue that fans have been dreaming of for decades:
DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS is the ultimate box-less boxed set of Firesign's
complete broadcast output for the years 1970-1972, when they were
blowing minds on Los Angeles radio with /The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour
Hour, Dear Friends/, and /Let's Eat/. Our reissue package is nothing
less than the complete history of the period in one 108-page book and
one DVD-ROM of MP3 data. The book contains an 8000-word historical
essay, new interviews with Firesign and their producer and engineer,
complete show rundowns, original scripts, vintage Phil Proctor
photocollages, found objects and much more. Meanwhile the DVD-ROM is a
data disk containing every show of the era, fully restored and
remastered, encoded to MP3 - over 80 hours in all. Dump to your hard
drive and let the fun begin.
DUKE OF MADNESS MOTORS will be available in stores starting February 15
- but if you pre-order now directly from the Firesign Theatre, we'll
ship you a copy the moment we get them from the printer, possibly as
early as the beginning of January. It's a limited print run and there's
gotta be more than a thousand of you Fireheads still alive and
salivating for one of these babies, so act soon! One book-plus-DVD costs
just $45 postage paid to the U.S. and Canada, or $50 post paid worldwide
(we accept PayPal, credit cards, checks, or well-concealed cash). To
order, just go to www.firesigntheatre.com, where you can also hear audio
samples, take a peek inside the book, and read two rambling essays from
your faithful Firesign archivist demonstrating the depth of his
obsession as exemplified by his tragic proclivity for crate-digging and
bunker-diving over the last ten years.
THIS MEDIA BLITZ IS WORD-OF-MOUTH ONLY, SO IF YOU KNOW A FIREHEAD - PASS
Big light in sky slated to appear in East.
Sonic booms scare minority groups in Sector B.
And there's hamburger all over the highway in Mystic, Connecticut.
-- Firesign Theatre