Author of “Everything’s Coming Up Profits" Steve Young says, “What really knocked me out when I first started finding these records was the crazy juxtaposition of the subject matter and the execution. I just would not believe it was real, and it’s real.”
Today’s Fresh Air interview will include several of these bizarre yet beautifully crafted songs about plant fertilizer, air conditioners, and bathroom fixtures. It’s a great snapshot of American industrial history (and it’s hilarious).
It’s kind of like Mad Men: The Musical, right?