Australian singes charts:
Classical Gas entered the Kent charts on 3 August 1968 and peaked at #5. The song was #30 on the Top 100 of 1968.
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.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_Gas
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.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/mason-williams/classical-gas
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