The Living Garbage Truck

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Bruce: Bruce Bissell . . .
FZ: What?
Bruce: From Reprise Records.
FZ: Hi, there, how you doing?
Bruce: How you doing? Nice to see you again.
FZ: Yeah.
Bruce: How's it going?
FZ: Well, it's all right.
Bruce: Good. Hey, we got a neat publicity stunt we'd like to try.
FZ: What's the stunt?
Bruce: We got a garbage truck. We'd like to get some pictures of you and the Mothers on it.
FZ: That's probably one of the most terrible ideas I ever heard in my life! Are we going down there?
Bruce: Yeah!
Mark: You'd love it, you know that?
Bruce: And, uh, we got that newspaper here to cover it and, uh, plus, the front of the chart and stuff.
FZ: The front of the chart . . .
Bruce: Yes, the, uh, FM chart that's put out here in Vancouver, has a distribution of about fifty thousand.
Ian?: What's happening?
FZ: What do you think, Dick?
Dick: What? A photo at the garbage truck?
Bruce: I think it's really gonna be a great idea. I really do.

I think we can do it on the other side and then, uh . . .
"But it won't be lonely for long . . . "
What's the deal?
Howard: Must we stand amidst the scum to get the idea across?
Jeff: "Where are you on this ah long hot summer
Where are you on this ah . . . "

Mark: Are we going in it?
Do you think you could possibly like climb up on the tire and put a foot there?
[...] as much as you can
Yeah, there's a ladder. Yeah.

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Notes About This Song

  • Part of "A Typical Day On The Road, Part 1" on Playground Psychotics.
  • Rips Reprise Records
  • "Where are you on this ah long hot summer" is from Jimi Hendrix' "Long Hot Summer Night" from his 1968 album Electric Ladyland.
  • "But it won't be lonely for long" is from Cat Stevens' "Mona Bone Jakon," from the 1970 album of the same name.