photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
narrated by the ICONIC AM radio personality WOLFMAN JACK, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (NBC, 1972-1981) was a music variety show that was created to take full advantage of the popularity of THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON by airing after its late sign off at 1AM EST. during this period the other networks would close off during this period leaving THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL with no direct competition. the show is noteworthy for its eclectic live performances by everyone from MARVIN GAYE, CHUCK BERRY, BO DIDDLEY, IKE & TINA TURNER, AL GREEN and PRINCE to GENESIS, THE BEACH BOYS, ALICE COOPER, SPARKS, DAVID BOWIE, BLONDIE, DOLLY PARTON and KING CRIMSON.
recently these select performances have been made available on YOUTUBE. THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is definitely worth checking out even though the catalogue available is far from complete. i know i am not the only one hoping that the LEGENDARY JOBRIATH performances become available soon.
parodies by nacrowe
tonight starting at 8PM on MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC there will be a double-bill of two separate DEER GOD RADIO episodes showcasing both the virtuosic, psychedelic bliss that is 1970s PROG ROCK and the lyricism, grit and legacy of SHAOLIN NYC HIP HOP legends WU-TANG CLAN.
past episodes of DEER GOD RADIO as well as other MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC shows like MAKE HER SPACE, NOWHERE FAST, THE SYNTHESIZER SHOW and CLASSICAL-ISH WITH NUTMEG are available here at the DEER GOD website.
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