Stairway to Gilligan
March 12, 2004 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Stairway To Gilligan by Little Roger And The Goosebumps. The legendary classic resurfaces on the net. Hat tip to Altercation as the ax grinding continues...
posted by y2karl (9 comments total)
Does anybody else get a red x wher eit looks like the main thing is supposed to be when looking at this link?
posted by Space Coyote at 1:54 PM on March 12, 2004

I first heard this from the immense esoteric musical vault that is April Winchell, but it's great to see some follow up on who Little Roger was and a bit about what they were all about.

That '76 SJSU festival sounds like a real freakfest. I wish I was old enough to have gone.
posted by chicobangs at 2:07 PM on March 12, 2004

You can also listen to a RealAudio version here.
posted by QuestionableSwami at 2:07 PM on March 12, 2004

Heh. That song used to be a fixture on "Nightlines", the CBC's weekend indie/alt-rock/eclectic wierdness show. The show had an answering machine request line--you'd phone up (long distance unless you lived in Vancouver), answer a skill-testing question (usually a source of entertainment in and of itself--questions ranged from "What did you have for dinner last night?" to "What was your most embarassing moment?") and make your request. Every week, this woman called Trudy Fruitcake would call and discuss her adventures as a laundromat performer, then her stoner son Danny would try, in vain, to get the DJ to play the actual Led Zep version of "Stairway", and David Wisdom would play "Stairway to Gilligan" or something similar instead.
posted by arto at 2:56 PM on March 12, 2004

I first heard this from the immense esoteric musical vault that is April Winchell,

Me too. That page is awe-inspiring. In addition to Gilligan's Stairway, my favorites include the Mission Impossible/Norwegian Wood, The Star-Spangled Bologna, Mr. Ed sung in German, and Milton Berle singing (if that's the right word) Yellow Submarine. [hotlink protection, no can direct you there]
posted by LeLiLo at 3:08 PM on March 12, 2004

Whatever his record company may have thought, I heard Robert Plant on Ffffrrrrresh Air talk about this version, and he was totally down. Though I think he may have preferred the version done by some Swedish Teenage Girls Choir.
posted by freebird at 3:46 PM on March 12, 2004

Don't forget A Day in the Life of Green Acres.
posted by Oriole Adams at 7:32 PM on March 12, 2004

Am I the only one who finds it painful?
posted by wsg at 11:48 PM on March 12, 2004

Somebody - Elvis Hitler, maybe? Did "Purple Acres" - or was it "Green Haze"? - namely, the lyrics of "Green Acres" to the tune of "Purple Haze."
posted by alumshubby at 5:23 AM on March 14, 2004

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