Little Roger & The Goosebumps





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Anyone remember Little Roger & the Goosebumps? They gained some notoriety in 1978 for marrying the lyrics to TV’s Gilligan’s Island to the music of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven on a parody tribute single, Stairway to Gilligan’s Island. After getting heavy airplay on Dr. Demento’s Radio Show, they were sued by Led Zeppelin and the record was quickly pulled from shelves. The nerve of Led Zep is pretty mind-blowing when you consider the opening riff for Stairway was lifted, note-for-note, from a song (Taurus) by a band named Spirit, for whom Zep opened on their first American tour – and that’s only one of many blatant thefts and uncredited covers in Zep’s song catalogue.

Anyway, Roger Clark and Dick Bright performed and recorded a bunch of singles from 1973 to 1983 as Little Roger & the Goosebumps, and were also known for a long-running, quirky stage act they did at San Francisco’s Boarding House, backed by The Sounds of Delight Orchestra (credited on one of the songs on this record). This 1976 EP, consisting of competent Kinks covers, was their second release and was produced by famed bubblegum popster and rock and roll veteran, Kenny Laguna. Clark and Bright got back together in 2006 to release their first full-length, They Hate Us Cuz We're Beautiful.


Phil
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Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:34:00 AM

i never knew jimmy page ripped off that riff. he's still a genius, albeit an asshole.    



Saturday, May 12, 2007 2:25:00 PM

Thanks for posting this! Very cool.

I wish I liked their new CD a little more. Oh well.

'Little Roger' bassist David Seabury also played with Jonathan Richman, and was the drummer in Psycotic Pineapple. Last seen, he was still performing with Dick Bright's 'SRO'.    



Sunday, May 20, 2007 10:49:00 PM

Those hacks were sued twice for copyright infringement. Look at the credits for 'Whole Lotta Love' & 'Bring It On Home', one was a judgement (to Arc/Chess which Dixon had to sue them) and the other was settled with the great Willie Dixon.    



Monday, December 06, 2010 4:21:00 PM

Where can I buy the KINKS SIDES ON CD?    



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