Monday, March 2, 2015

THE LEONARD NIMOY/JIMI HENDRIX/MAD MAGAZINE TRIUMVIRATE!





















Which VULCAN ear joke came first? In THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRIBBLES, which first aired December 29 1967, one occurs just after the 35:00 mark:








This excerpt from STAR BLECCH, by MORT DRUCKER & DICK DE BARTOLO, was published in issue #115 of MAD MAGAZINE from December 1967:























JIMI HENDRIX ends his band introductions at WOODSTOCK with ALFRED E. NEUMAN's catchphrase at roughly 1:25:






JIMI:

I SEE THAT WE MEET AGAIN HMMM. YEAH WELL, WELL, WELL. DIG,

DIG, I'D LIKE TO GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT, WE UMMM WE GOT TIRED

OF THE EXPERIENCE, AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE'RE BLOWING

OUR MINDS TOO MUCH, SO WE DECIDED TO CHANGE EVERYTHING AROUND.

AND UH CALL IT 'GYPSY SUNS AND RAINBOWS' FOR SHORT NOTHIN' BUT

A BAND OF GYPSIES. WE HAVE BILLY COX PLAYIN' BASS, AND UM FROM

NASHVILLE TENNESSEE WE HAVE LARRY LEE PLAYIN' GUITAR

OVER THERE, THE OTHER ME.

WE GOT JUMA PLAYIN' CONGOS OVER THERE,

JUMA, AND WE HAVE HEART, ERR UH GRANNYGOOSE,

OH I'M SORRY MITCH MITCHELL ON DRUMS OVER THERE,

AND WE GOT JERRY VELEZ ON CONGOS TOO. YOU GOT YOURS TRULY ON MEAT WHISTLE,

WHAT, ME WORRY?

(SOMEONE IN THE BACKGROUND) 
"JIMI AREYOU HIGH?" 

I HAVE MINE THANK YOU.

I HAVE MINE THANK YOU, BABY.

GIVES US ABOUT A MINUTE AND A HALF TO TUNE UP OK.

LIKE WE ONLY HAD ABOUT TWO REHEARSALS SO A WE'LL ONLY DO A PRIMARY

RHYTHM THING.I MEAN IT'S THE FIRST RAYS OF A NEW RISING SUN ANYWAY,

 SO WE MIGHT AS WELL START FROM THE EARTH,
WHICH IS RHYTHM.







The slowed down STAR TREK-inspired verses for THIRD STONE FROM THE SUN from
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED:






Starfleet to scoutship, please give your position, Over.
I'm in orbit around the third planet from the star called
the sun. Over.
You mean its the earth? Over.
Positive. It is known to have some form of intelligent
species. Over.
I think we should take a look.

Strange beautiful grass of green,
With your majestic silver seas
Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer
May I land my kinky machine

Strange beautiful grass of green,
With your majestic silver seas
Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer
May I land my kinky machine

Although your world wonders me,
With your majestic and superior cackling hen
Your people I do not understand,
So to you I shall put an end
And you'll
Never hear
Surf music again

Secret
Oh, secret





Here it is sped back up, returning JIMI's vocals to their normal speed:




















In this 2012 interview LEONARD NIMOY discusses meeting JIMI HENDRIX, starting at about the 10:00 mark:

















And finally, here is NIMOY's cover of BOBBY HEBB's hit SUNNY, also utilized in the Oct. 1976 #186 MAD MAGAZINE musical parody KEEP ON TREKIN' by MORT DRUCKER and FRANK JACOBS:


















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