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“Leopard Skin Phones”: Stereo Demonstration Pop Art

With the aid of producer, Bob Dorough (“Schoolhouse Rock”), Spanky & Our Gang put together an ambitious song cycle – 1969’s Without Rhyme or Reason – where all the songs are interlinked for continuous sound from start to finish. Spanky & Our Gang LP

Album opener, “Leopard Skin Phones,” also ended up as the B-side of “And She’s Mine” (#97), the group’s final charting single:

Sonically speaking, this song would seem to be poking fun at stereo demonstration albums, as National Lampoon would go on to do to hilarious effect five years later.

Leopard Skin Phones b-side

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