|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Sunday, February 26, 2006 |
( 2/26/2006 10:24:00 AM ) Bill S.
"THEY STRETCH . . .IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES!" – Mark Evanier notes the passing of Eddie Nalbandian, one-time Southern California teevee commercial fixture whose significance to the rest of us lies in the fact that he was the inspiration for Frank Zappa's "Eddie, Are You Kidding?" A dead-on parody of those homegrown commercials native to every local teevee station, "Kidding?" is arguably the most successful sustained piece of music to be found on the spotty-but-entertaining Mothers concert album, Just Another Band from L.A.. It certainly is one of my favorite Flo & Eddie performances: "Eddie . . . what do you think of the new double-knits?"