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Classical Gas – Mason Williams

Australian Charts:
Classical Gas peaked at no 6 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 25 September 1968.
www.poparchives.com.au/gosetcharts/1968/19680925.html

Wikipedia:
Williams was the head writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour at the time of the release of ‘Classical Gas’ and premiered the composition on the show. Williams performed it a number of times over several episodes.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_Gas

Songfacts:
Listen for the Wagnerian tuben horns on this track. A relatively rare instrument, it’s kind of a cross between a French horn and a trumpet. It’s also known as a Wagner tuba.
www.songfacts.com/facts/mason-williams/classical-gas

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