Lamont and Dude Discuss 1976 Hit Songs

“What happened to that band, Lamont? Did they go extinct?”

“What Dude?”

“This radio station. you’ve been listening to. It’s playing a bunch a songs I haven’t even heard in this incarnation. I was sitting here having flashbacks and wondering what happened to these bands. It’s only been 44 years.”

“Jesus, Dude, bands don’t ‘go extinct’ in the real sense of extinction, not like we did, you know, several times over the eons.”

“Just a figure of speech. But seriously. Listen. This is so bad.”

“Yeah, that was the mid-70’s if I remember right. Rock didn’t know WHAT it was doing. That’s really ugly. I guess they hadn’t found their inner Aja yet.”

“Lots of songs about motorcycles, being a rebel and hitting the road, too.”

“That seems to be what rockers sing about when they don’t have anything else.”

“You’re all dressed up. What’s the occasion?”


“I thought she never wanted you back on the show after you insulted that woman of amplitude.”

“Is that how we’re referring to fat ladies now?”

“I know that’s better than what you said during your Q & A, ‘You there with your avoirdupois filling the back row.’ I liked Oprah’s retort, though. ‘Some talk coming from a former dinosaur.’ You have to admit, that was clever.”

“Not really. I am a former dinosaur just like size XXXXXXXXXXXXXXL really was filling the back row all on her own. I still don’t get why that woman got upset. I mean, it’s her body, right? To do with as she wants.”

“We live in strange time, Lamont, as you’ve said. Too bad you’re heading up to LA. The sets are breaking clean this morning.”

Lamont and Dude are characters I came up with a few years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember many of their past incarnations which gives them a unique perspective on life, the universe and everything.

9 thoughts on “Lamont and Dude Discuss 1976 Hit Songs

  1. In the 70s I was wrapped up in baby and still listening to music from the 60s. I hadn’t recovered from losing the Beatles. I think I was in shock and by the time I recovered, I was in Israel where anything from America was “good music.”I missed almost all the music until the 90s and don’t actually remember much after 1969. Maybe I didn’t miss much?

    • I guess it depends on your taste. 🙂 There were some great songs, and I love Steely Dan, the Ramones, Boz Scaggs, there was the birth of punk, all that was great. I also loved disco because it was so absolutely what it was. I’m not a Beatles fan at all so…

  2. I wasn’t a Beatles fan either. I remember telling my mother when I saw them on the Ed Sullivan Show that the only reason they were popular was because of the hair. There were far better bands that should have been promoted more and could actually sing (I’m not alone in this because Paul Mc said the very same thing, they couldn’t sing, but they looked different so they made it big) and that’s a truth. Love these two characters. So delightful!

    • There are some Beatles songs I love — and I love the White Album, and George Harrison’s solo stuff — but I think it was the hair, too. It spoke to the disenfranchised youth of the time. (Talking hair?)

      • lol@ talking hair! And yes, there are a couple of their songs I liked, but over all there were American groups that were so much better! I loved the Beach Boys, Credence, I could go on and on, lol and George Harrison’s solo stuff too.

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