Gold Turkey

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Gold Turkey
Studio album by
GenreComedy, Parody
National Lampoon chronology
Official National Lampoon Stereo Test and Demonstration Record Gold Turkey Goodbye Pop 1952–1976

Gold Turkey is an American album of sketch comedy that was first released as a vinyl record in 1975. It was a spin-off from National Lampoon magazine. The album is a collection of "greatest hits" from the National Lampoon Radio Hour, a show broadcast on 600 radio stations from November 17, 1973, to December 28, 1974.

The sketches on Gold Turkey feature numerous National Lampoon actors, including Christopher Guest, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Brian Doyle-Murray, Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, Gilda Radner, Joe Flaherty, and Ed Subitzky.

Gold Turkey was also subsequently issued as a CD. The title of the album is a reference to the phrase "cold turkey", meaning to suffer sudden withdrawal from an addictive substance; John Lennon performed the song Cold Turkey. "Gold Turkey" as shown in the cover photograph by Arky & Barrett is a visual pun on the golden statue awards for entertainment, such as the Oscars and the Emmy Awards, and is simultaneously a verbal pun on the word "turkey" meaning a box-office bomb or entertainment failure.

List of tracks[edit]

  1. Front Row Center
  2. Public Disservice / Alternative Child
  3. We'll Be Back / Mother Goose's Wine
  4. My Husband
  5. Megaphone Newsreel
  6. The Trial / Terminal Football / Flash Bazbo
  7. Jimmy Dugan Story
  8. Well-Intentioned Blues
  9. A Laugh From The Past
  10. Stand Up / Flash Bazbo
  11. Hockey
  12. Prison Farm
  13. Mr. Veal Chop / Rosenbergs
  14. The Immigrants