Friday, July 26, 2013

95 More Songs of Summer - "Classical Gas"

When I was 8 years old, I didn't think it was possible to get any cooler than this song, and can even remember watching The Smothers Brothers on occasion.  It was years before I learned that Williams was also a writer for the show.

This has to qualify as a one-hit wonder - I certainly don't remember Williams ever having another hit.

"Classical Gas," Mason Williams, from the summer of 1968.


le0pard13 said...

Easily, one of my all-time favorite instrumentals.

Anonymous said...

One of the very-best guitar instrumentals ever composed. I never tire of listening to this beautiful, beautiful melody. God gave Mason Williams a special talent in many ways, though. Writing comedy was just one more of many--even for the hit variety show, The Smothers Brothers (which I didn't learn for years).