Friday, February 29, 2008
Brett wants you to know that The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show is finally coming to DVD
The Hudson Brothers' legendary Saturday morning kids' variety series, The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show will soon be available in a deluxe DVD set.
Razzle Dazzle's live-action display of music and mayhem was a surreal comedic wakeup for the Brady Bunch generation (and morning-after bong material for the older kids), proving the Hudsons to be more Marx than Jonas Brothers and earning them the title of “The Kings of Saturday morning” from none other than their good pal John Lennon.
The half-hour shows were produced by Laugh In (and Elvis ’68 Comeback special ) writers Chris Bearde and Alan Blye, and ran from September 1974 to August 1975. Considering the relevant and busy careers of Bill, Mark and Brett Hudson today, it’s hard to believe that the wacked-out Razzle Dazzle was last seen thirty-three years ago, but it’s remained hardwired in a generation’s memories thanks to its rock ‘n’ roll irreverence and memorable characters like Chuckie Margolis, young network VP Fabulous Freddie and Rod Hull’s talking emu.
All of The Hudson Brothers Show episodes will be packaged in a separate box set after the Razzle Dazzle collection comes out in May.
The Hudson Brothers haven't performed together in more than twenty years, but brothers Mark and Bill have joined Brett in the production of our new documentary film musical, The Seventh Python.
Tabloid Baby says the DVD release is the latest step in a grassroots campaign to place the influential trio in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brett denies any knowledge or involvement in that one.