D-Sides, Orphans, and Oddities

The Abortion Show

August 27, 2021

You know, as long as there've been lady parts and attendant man parts to go into them, abortion has been practiced.

It always will be.

No law can change it either way. The only thing that laws like Roe do is give a safe, clean room in which to practice the fetal cell-smooshing arts for the poorest and least advantaged of us. That seems to be the real reason people wave signs and chant their religious nonsense. Taking things away from people they think are less deserving. Because as my old mistress Missy Quinn said (and I'm paraphrasing) if you can't trust a woman with a choice, how can you trust her with a child? 


Bill Seluga - Dancin' Johnson (1978) Bill Seluga was a founding member of the improv comedy troupe Ace Trucking Company. His Raymond J. Johnson bit was pretty much that, a bit. He was probably best known for the bit "But ya doesn't have to call me Johnson". It was the voice and the repetitiveness that was supposed to be funny. In the '70s, it was. The Ace Trucking Company was active from the late '60s through the mid-'70s and was frequently on variety programs like The Tonight Show, Mike DouglasDick Cavett, and The Midnight Special. Fred Willard was in this group So was Patty Deutsch, who was also in the later incarnation of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, as well as the Exorcist parody album The Hexorcist. I could go on and on. 

Cold Chisel - Choirgirl (1980)

Kinky Friedman - Rapid City, South Dakota (1974) 

Abortion Suite: 

Victor Buono - I Am (1971) American actor and comedian. Six foot four and tipping the scales at some 400 pounds, Victor Buono often played the "heavy" on screen. A 1971 album Heavy! charted, thanks in no small part to Victor's performance of the "Fat Man's Prayer" on The Tonight Show. He also played the role of King Tut in the '60s Batman series. 

The Gaunga Dyns - Rebecca Rodifer (1967)

Peggy Seeger - Nine-Month Blues (1979) Discogs: Peggy Seeger (born June 17, 1935, New York City) is an American folksinger. She is also well known in Britain, where she lived for more than 30 years with her husband, songwriter Ewan MacColl. The well-known Pete Seeger is her half-brother.

Gary Paxton - The Big "A" = The Big "M" (1978)

Malvina Reynolds - Rosie Jane (1975)

Lee Hazlewood - I'll Live Yesterdays (1971)

Harry Chapin - Woman Child (1972)

Sylvain Sylvain - Formidable (1981)

Lorene Mann - Hide My Sin (A-b-o-r-t-i-o-n N-e-w Y-o-r-k) (1972) Hmm. Same label and backing vocalists as Elvis

End of Abortion Suite. 


Adam & Eve - Hey Neandertal Man (1970)

I Nuovi Angeli - L'uomo di Neanderthal (1970) 

Harlem Underground Band - Smokin Cheeba Cheeba (1976)

John Farrar - Falling (1980)

Kin Ping Meh - Come Together (1972)

Syreeta - How Many Days (1972)

Dave Clark Five - Good Old Rock and Roll (1969)

The Holy Mackerel - Wildflowers (1968) 

Todd Rundgren - Tin-Foil Hat (2017) Featuring Donald Fagen. 

John Travolta - What Would They Say (1978)

American Spring - This Whole World (1972)

Denny Laine - The Blues (1973)

Three Dog Night - A Change is Gonna Come (1969)

Michael Nagy (Naj) - A Clever Man (1998)

Adriano Celentano - Pregherò (1962)

Barry McGuire - This Precious Time (1965)

Cindy und Bert - Im Fieber Der Nacht (1978)

Elvis Presley - Proud Mary (1972)

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Hickory (1974)

Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Then Again Maybe (1972) 

Frank Zappa - I Don't Wanna Get Drafted (1980)


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