MAD Magazine "Fink Along With Mad" (Big Top, 12-1306, 1962)
The second of two MAD LPs released on Big Top, this gem was written and produced by Norm Blagman & Sam Bobrick, and performed by Jeanne Hayes, Mike Russo & The Dellwoods (seems that the sax solo on "It's A Gas" was even played by Mr. King Curtis!). A few of these songs were also issued as cardboard records in the mag in '62 (a tradition that continued with Eva-Tone sheets til the 80's. I can still sing every damn version of the 1980 "It's a Super Spectacular Day" flexi thanks to a foolish decision to tape record all 8 endings in a row. Man, it took forever to get that last one.)
Back to 1962, this vinyl rip is from a friend (at 160 kbps), but since I've been playing it over & over this weekend I figured the time was right to share it all the same. There's some catchy Teen-Pop/ R+R on here, and I'm sure that the social anxiety humor (roundly eclipsed by more counter-cultural forces a little later in the decade) served an important function for weirdo youth. Oh, and it's phunny.