THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
This was the 16th "production" recording for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 9-23-99 and was completed on 9-06-00 in the Cabel T-B studio at 211 Monarch drive in Houma, Louisiana. It is called "The Quiet" because it was the calm before the storm for Cabel T-B. It was recorded on a 60 minute tape, which was only half filled, ending the recording at 30 minutes. The firsts and lasts include: first and last EP size recording since "Forever Green" in 1992, first partially digital recording (the last half was recorded on a computer), first and only "multi-media" recording (the CD included a behind the scenes "mpg" files), last recording with Fred as president of Cabel T-B, and first "Joker's a doper" show since 1990. The recording begins with "Sheriff George Melancon" introducing a "taped confession" with Pot Head Fred. As the confession begins with talk about the broadcast in 1991, the remake of "Pervert Christmas" is heard. Then back to the confession with Fred, as Melancon talks about "alcohol abuse", followed by the remake of "Health Conscious". Suddenly it's the year 2000 and time for a "Millennium products" commercial (reminiscent to the "Batman products" advertised in 1989), followed by an all new song called "Black Heart" (versions of this song also appear in "Double Deca" and "Quadraphony"). After jamming out a bit, we are returned to the "taped confession" as Fred convinces Melancon to get the Cabel T-B cast and crew out of there jail cells long enough to do "The Joker's a doper", during which there is a "jail break" and a theft of "the taped confession". Next is the all new song "Contra Diction" (another version of this song appears in "Double Deca"), followed by a brief recording from the new/old studio.
Overall, this recording was cursed
from the beginning. Although the quality of the recording is much
better than "Volume 40", the material is not. Not to mention, this
recording is only an "EP"; by the time it starts getting good it's over.
Dino did explain a few things to me about this time period and when he
did it reminded me of what happened with "Crazy Clips #4". Apparently,
the bad formula is "Dino + girls + Cabel T-B = disaster". This recording
originally was to be a full length public album in 1999, but Dino's personal
life interfered so much with the production that it was slowed to a crawl.
Not to mention, the Cabel T-B cast and crew spent a good part of the year
1999 in jail, having been arrested in November 1998 during the "Volume
40" broadcast. By September 2000 Dino finally got his life straight
and decided to end this recording as an EP like "Forever Green".
The 4 songs on this recording included two not so good remakes and two
all new jamming songs. However, the only real contribution this recording
makes to Cabel T-B history is the fact that it explains what happened between
"Volume 40" and "Death Before Decency". There was also an interesting
"mpg" video of Dino and William McCormick during some of the year 2000
recording sessions. With this recording accounting for the "jail
break" and the acquisition of more new equipment, Cabel T-B is now ready
to make the famous "Death Before Decency" broadcast which becomes the "second
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
"Death Before Decency"
This was the 25th official radio broadcast for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 2-1-01 and was completed on 8-28-01 in the Cabel T-B studio at 211 Monarch drive in Houma, Louisiana. It is called "Death Before Decency" because it was planned, since 1992, that there would be a recording with that title and this recording seemed the most appropriate choice considering the material. It was recorded on a 60 minute tape, which was filled completely. The firsts and lasts include: last recording to use a cassette master tape (future recordings are done strictly on computer), first "public album" since "Forever Green" in 1992, first Cabel T-B recording to include a "booklet" with song lyrics and color "bonus photos", last recording made on 211 Monarch drive (the trailer 2), first appearance of "The Me and Dee rappers" since 1990, first use of the "Beer Bottle Song" (main track originally recorded on 10-26-96 at approximately 2:00 a.m.), first mention of "Double Deca", and first appearance of "Nice Bush" since "Forever Green" in 1992. The recording begins with with another famous "Rev. Jimmy Swinger intro" which includes Dino, Wolfman, and Cheeko announcing the beginning of the "Death Before Decency" broadcast. This is followed by the all new song "Candyman's Jam" and another smelly news report from Howard. After a brief commercial for "Dungeon Games" (partially recorded in "The Dungeon" game room in Creole Lanes) with Jobe, the all new song "Rap Crap" is heard. (done by "The Me and Dee rappers") Then "Fred Returns" with a commercial for his "Fresh Dope", followed by the all new drinking song called "The Beer Bottle Song" and Cabel T-B's first "blues" song called "Cabel T-Blues" (remastered version of this song appears in "Quadraphony"). After a ridiculous new Warm-up drill with Jobe, the all new jam "Fathom" (remastered version of this song appears in "Quadraphony";*lyrics from this song are also sung by Rex in the first audio book of the "Human Dinosaurs" series "The Tales of Mitch" in chapter 21 "The Day After I Died") is heard followed by the only slow song of the whole recording called "My Love, dies" (remastered version of this song appears in "Quadraphony"). The announcement of the 20 year anniversary broadcast "Double Deca" is now made in a commercial for "Bonerman Records", followed by two all new songs "Dance of the Dead" and "Step Monster". Finally after listening to all the talk of the new criteria throughout the whole recording, the maker of it finally appears as the new president of Cabel T-B, again!
Overall, without a doubt this is
the best Cabel T-B recording made up to this point. Not only is the
recording quality dramatically better, the music has evolved to such a
degree that it will continue to set the standards for Cabel T-B songs all
the way to "Volume 50". Being dedicated to "Eric Candies" (Candyman)
probably had a lot to do with the good inspiration. Not to mention,
Dino's mother dying during this production undoubtedly effected the material.
The CD booklet also breaks new ground being the first Cabel T-B recording
to include song lyrics and color "bonus photos". A very well done
recording all around with only one drawback, the skits were a bit long
and some were difficult to tell what was going on, in my opinion.
Nevertheless, I would highly recommend this CD for anyone interested in
Cabel T-B. The year 2001 would be the last year of its kind for Cabel
T-B, so it is good that they were able to do one last recording from the
historic "trailer 2" location (a total of 7 recordings over the span of
10 years were made there). The year 2002 would bring much change
for Cabel T-B, which is mentioned only briefly in the next recording.
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
"Cheeko's Bar 1987-1991"
This was the 17th "production" recording for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 9-28-02 and was completed on 10-5-02 in the new Cabel T-B studio at 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana. It is called "Cheeko's Bar 1987-1991" because most of the recording is made from clips of Cheeko's appearances in previous Cabel T-B recordings. The CD version is 73:31 minutes and the cassette version is 74+ minutes. The firsts and lasts include: first recording made at 200 Wingfield drive (the last recording studio Cabel T-B would ever use!), first "classic clip" type recording since "Classic Clips: The Jobe Legacy" in 1989, and first recording to have more material on the cassette version than the CD version (a one minute clip was cut from the CD). This recording begins with Cheeko's first appearance on Cabel T-B with the recording "Electrical Difficulties" in 1987 and continues non stop through the years until 1991 (*the explanation of why "Cheeko's Bar" was closed down in 1991 will appear in the upcoming "Human Dinosaurs PART FOUR: Rise and Fall of The Rex Alliance" book). The only difference between the CD and cassette version is a one minute clip from the 1987 recording "On Location" (it had to be cut for lack of space on the 74 minute CD). The recording ends with a 2002 commentary from Dino, followed by the new song called "Cheeko's Bar" (this song also appears in "Double Deca").
Overall, this recording was just
another attempt to make a "greatest hits". It was very much like
"Classic Clips: The Jobe Legacy", but with a focus on "Cheeko" and his
"bar" that he ran from 1987-1991. The clips were very well blended
together to sound like one big long story that revolved around Cheeko's
"bar" and "life style". This recording was made strictly in honor
of the grand "reopening" of "Cheeko's Bar" in October 2002, so it was not
available to the public (however, some copies were made for the employees
of "Cheeko's Bar" at the time and was playable in their jukebox on Halloween
of 2002 only). Unfortunately, "Cheeko's Bar" would go out of business
again in April 2003, so if you ever wanted an opportunity to meet Cheeko
in person, you are too late. However, Cheeko returns, once again
as Cabel T-B's janitor, for the much anticipated 20 year anniversary broadcast
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
"Double Deca (volume 1)"
This is the first half of the 26th official radio broadcast for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 2-21-03 and was completed on 12-30-03 in the Cabel T-B studio at 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana. It is called "Double Deca (volume 1)" because this is part one of Cabel T-B's 20 year anniversary broadcast. The CD version is 79+ minutes and the cassette version (not available to the public) is 90+ minutes. The firsts and lasts include: first official Cabel T-B anniversary broadcast since "Going down the toilet" in 1992-1993, first broadcast too big to fit on one cassette tape (the biggest cassette capacity I've ever seen is 120 minutes and this broadcast totals over 158 minutes), first single broadcast to be split in two (volumes 1 and 2), first totally "digital" recording with no use of a "master tape", first Cabel T-B "top 20" ever recorded, first attempt to have the voices of every single person that has ever appeared on Cabel T-B to be featured in a single broadcast (the exceptions being "Tieron" and "Ray"; also some characters like "Devin" and "Kelly" only appear in the form of "clips" from past recordings), first recording to have more than 9 full length songs (this recording had a total of 15), and first drum tracks done by William (Willem) McCormick (he would continue to add drum tracks to recordings all the way to "Volume 50" in 2008). Now, just to be clear, these "Double Deca" recordings are NOT "greatest hits" type recordings where tracks from other recordings are inserted in, instead the songs are actually newer versions of these older songs and were all recorded in 2003. The recording begins with a remake of the instrumental from 1997 "It's almost time", renamed "The time is now" (the samples used were taken from the beginnings of every Cabel T-B recording from "Special First" 1982 - "Crazy Clips #2" 1989). Then the all new song "The Seed" is heard (also appearing in "Quadraphony" in 2006), followed by the official announcement of the beginning of the 20 year anniversary broadcast in "The Celebration is here". The "top 20" is then started off with another version of the classic song "Dirty Old Bitch" as #20, this time with a special twist: the background extras were all people who appeared and disappeared from Cabel T-B history, including myself! Here is the list of names of those people: Ronny Raphter (I am the only one in the list that actually comes back to record again with Cabel T-B), Spit de Dick Woods, Jim-Bob, T-Bob, Senoir Lopay, Hairy Whatitbe Brow, Ton-son-cue/Lee Chin, The Me and Dee Rappers, and Jessica (Dino's girlfriend from "Out of it" 1985)! After the remake of "Pervert man" takes its place as #19, the infamous commercial "A friend with weed" is done "live" with Pot Head Fred, followed by #18 "When Death becomes us". Then #17 "Too Young" is heard, followed by the "live" remake of "Sweet Meat" for #16 and "F*cked" for #15. The top 20 is then interrupted by the arrival of Cabel T-B's president "Nice Bush" who makes a "Presidential address", followed by the remake of the infamous song "The Condom Song". Then "Cheeko's moment" has come to introduce the first official broadcast premiere of "Cheeko's Bar Song". Then it's back to the top 20 with #14 "Iron Irony" and #13 "We are Bone" (also appearing in "Quadraphony" in 2006). A "live" Warm-up drill "Exercise your booty!" briefly interrupts the top 20, followed by #12 "Sweet Misery" and #11 "Black Heart" (both songs also appear in "Quadraphony"). This recording then winds down with Howard's famous "Blast from the past" report, followed by the remake of the songs "True Lies" and "Contra Diction". The end of this recording has a "Jimmy Swinger" blessing for the entire cast and crew of Cabel T-B, as well as the fans, declaring "the first half is done, the next half is near".
Overall, this recording is an appropriate
first half to Cabel T-B's biggest and best broadcast in its entire 20 year
history up to this point. Not to mention, I was honored to be a small
part of it, as was all of us who were asked to come back to celebrate this
broadcast. This would also be Cabel T-B's first major change to its
"formula" since "The Final Enema" in 1991, for now there would be more
emphasis on music than anything else. There are 15 songs in this
particular recording alone (a new record up to this point). The new
equipment is also utilized to the fullest, making the recording quality
better than any previous recordings in Cabel T-B history. However,
the deadline for completion did leave some songs without William (Willem)
McCormick's "guitar and drum tracks", but other than that I can't think
of anything that was negative about this recording. The next recording
is the rest of this broadcast which includes the second half of the "Top
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
"Double Deca (volume 2)"
This is the second half of the 26th official radio broadcast for Cabel T-B. This recording also began on 2-21-03 and was completed on 12-30-03 in the Cabel T-B studio at 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana. It is called "Double Deca (volume 2)" because this is part two of Cabel T-B's 20 year anniversary broadcast. The CD version is 79+ minutes and the cassette version (not available to the public) is 90+ minutes. The firsts and lasts include everything from "volume 1" with the exception of the number of songs for this recording is 14. The recording begins, much like the previous one, with a remake of the instrumental from 1992 "Where we at", renamed "Is where we are" (the samples used were taken from the beginnings of every Cabel T-B recording from "Still Room for more!" 1989 - "Death Before Decency" 2001). Then the all new song "DJ Bozo" is heard, followed by the insane entry into "The Pervert Zone" by Dino. The reentry into the top 20 starts off with #10 "My Evil (also appearing in "Quadraphony"), followed by #9 "King of Cellulite". The top 20 is then briefly interrupted by another hilarious "live" edition of Fred's "The Joker's a doper" show, followed by #8 "Critical Thinking" and #7 "Ego Trip". Then the broadcast goes live in "The Dungeon" for a commercial for "Dungeon Games", followed by #6 "Heart of Fire" and #5 "I Stole the Key". After a brief commercial for Jimmy Swinger's "FSC of the BB", an all new song "Black Plague" is heard, followed by #4 "Sluts are us" and #3 "Lair's Fire". Then the broadcast goes live aboard Jobe's ship for another "Starship Council", followed by #2 "My Silliness and #1 "A Dance with Shirley". With the "top 20" now finished, the broadcast finally starts winding down with a hilarious "Shep's Sports Report", followed by two all new songs "The Fall" and "I will not fall". The broadcast ends with "The unbelieveabuddah Sign Off" which announces Cabel T-B's official appearance on the FBI's most wanted list as "terrorists", followed by the "Cabel T-B national anthem" from 1985.
Overall, this was truly the "best
of the best" for Cabel T-B up to this point. As with "volume 1",
this recording has lots of music, which includes 10 songs from the "Top
20" and 4 all new original songs. However, unlike "volume 1" this
recording would have the 10 most popular songs in Cabel T-B history which
were voted for by the fans. Also, the cast and crew are juiced and
fired up from partying in "volume 1", making their performances outstanding!
Aside from that, this recording is just as good as "volume 1" and I would
not recommend listening to one without the other. This recording,
along with "volume 1", represents the best of the entire 20 years of Cabel
T-B history up to this point and leaves a promising impression for the
future. The next recording is going to continue in the direction
this one was headed. Although "the time is now", it may be "almost
time" for the end as Cabel T-B travels down the dark path of "Human Dinosaurs".
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
This was the 27th official radio broadcast for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 1-31-04 and was completed on 12-14-04 in the Cabel T-B studio at 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana. *It is called "Human Dinosaurs" because it is the first recording in a new series inspired by the novels of the "Human Dinosaurs" book series "PART ONE: The Tales of Mitch" and "PART TWO: The Gang Wars" (these books were 1st edition, now out of print, but are also now available at "HumanDinosaurs.com" in three audio book versions: "The Tales of Mitch", "Rise of The Gold Eagle", and "The End of The Gang Wars"). The CD version is 79+ minutes and the cassette version (not available to the public) is approximately 90 minutes. The firsts and lasts include: first recording in a new series (Cabel T-B has not had a series recording since "Crazy Clips #5" in 1997), first recording to have more than 15 full length songs. (this recording had a total of 16), and first recording to contain all new and original material since "Death Before Decency" 2001. The recording begins with the first "all new classic" song called "Avenger" (this song, as well as the majority of the songs on this album, also appear in "Quadraphony" in 2006), which sets the ominous tone for which the broadcast begins to unfold (*lyrics from this song are also sung by Rex in the first audio book of the "Human Dinosaurs" series "The Tales of Mitch" in chapter 21 "The Day After I Died"). With the next track we are treated to the first mid-day broadcast in many years as Dino and Wolfman are awakened rudely by MAC with news that the broadcast has begun with out them (Dino, Wolfman, and Cheeko had passed out in the radio station the night before during a party dedicated to Eric Candies, who is also the person the album is dedicated to). Needing a chance to "wake up" with a few shots of "killer bees", the DJs put on two all new songs called "I come for you" and "My Blade". Coming back to the radio station briefly to insult MAC a bit and introduce the next songs, the DJs then put on three all new songs called "The day after I died", "I deny", and the prequel song for "My Love, dies" called "My Love, lives". The broadcast is then interrupted, as usual, by the arrival of "Pot Head Fred" who once again plugs his "delivery store", followed by four all new original songs called "The Duce", "Doogie", "The blood song", and "Heal me". *The broadcast is then interrupted with the arrival of "Howard Badsmell" who does an excellent job of explaining the connection of the songs we just heard and the novel series "Human Dinosaurs". Shortly after, five more songs are played: "Dirty New Bitch" (sequel to "Dirty Old Bitch"), "Blaze", "Deadly politics", "In the name of Good", and "The Weight". After a brief introduction, we are then treated to the much awaited sequel to the "Beer Bottle Song" called "Beer Bottle Song 2". Then the broadcast ends with the first official "sign off" done by Fred since the "New Year's Bash" January 1, 1987!
Overall, this recording breaks new
ground and evolves Cabel T-B even further in a new direction that seems
very promising. If you enjoyed the original songs from "Double Deca",
you will simply love this recording! It is also very refreshing to
hear an "all new and original" recording after waiting over 3 years, since
"Death Before Decency". As with "Double Deca", this recording plays
with a more evolved criteria containing more full length songs than any
single Cabel T-B recording up to this point, containing a total of 16 songs.
It also pays tribute to past songs with one prequel and two sequels!
Also, for those who follow the storyline, this recording will be particularly
interesting, for it ends with a "cliff hanger". With the symbolic
"sign off" done by Fred, the question of who is the new president of Cabel
T-B is left unanswered as the announcement of the "Human Dinosaurs 2" broadcast
is made. Still on the run from the FBI, the announcement of the next
broadcast is limited to the year 2005 and does not reveal date and time,
nor is there any mention when the recording "Human Dinosaurs 2" will be
made available to the public. This just keeps up a tradition dating
back to the first consecutive series ("Piss-off" and "Perverted Piss-off
2") in 1986 which the listener is left hanging as the recording runs out
of time. The wait for "Human Dinosaurs 2" is long, but in my opinion
it was well worth the wait (*the majority of the songs that are from
this recording are available for purchase now at "HumanDinosaurs.com"
in the form of an audio CD done in 2007, which includes remastering of
most of the songs from this recording; it is a self titled album called
"Human Dinosaurs" and the songs on it are all inspired by the "Human Dinosaurs"
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
This was the 18th "production" recording for Cabel T-B. This recording is a collection of songs put together for the first time on the same CD in 2006 (made available for online purchase on 5-8-06) at the Cabel T-B studio on 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana. It is called "Quadraphony" because it contains songs from four different Cabel T-B albums (although technically this production was done after the "Human Dinosaurs 2" broadcast, it was assumed that the actual recording "Human Dinosaurs 2" would be a public album released after "Quadraphony", but this never happened; also "Quadraphony" only covers the years 2001-2004 and nothing after that, so based on the material it is put before "Human Dinosaurs 2" despite the date it was produced). The CD version is 79:14 minutes and a cassette version was not made for this recording. The firsts and lasts include: first recording made in "music album" format since "Cabel T-B Music Album 1983-1987", first music album containing full length songs (the first music album in 1987 contained mostly what would now be considered "musical skits" and most were less than 3 minutes), first album to contain more than 16 full length songs (this one totals 21), first Cabel T-B recording to contain no profanity of any kind (the few words that would be considered profanity were muted out), first Cabel T-B recording to contain no skits of any kind (no Cabel T-B characters appear on this recording, only music), first recording to not have a cassette version (from this point on no cassette versions of any Cabel T-B recording were made), and last Cabel T-B recording made available to the public (this recording was the last sold to the public and from this point on Cabel T-B would go underground for the last time; this album is also currently available for play in the jukebox in the bar of Creole Lanes, Houma, LA from 2015-present)! This recording begins and ends with songs from four previous albums "Death Before Decency", "Double Deca (volume 1)", "Double Deca (volume 2)", and "Human Dinosaurs". The only things that make this album unique are the order in which the songs are appear and the adjustments made on four of the songs. The songs from "Death Before Decency" are all remastered and two of the songs have new bass guitar tracks added in 2006. Also, the song "Sweet Misery" was remastered eliminating the computer sound distortion. Aside from that, this album is simply a collection of hand picked songs that are put in a certain order to show a connection poetically. Also, the CD booklet contains some different photos for certain songs that do not appear in the official releases of those recordings.
Overall, this recording was just
another attempt to make a "greatest hits". It is very much like the
recording "Cabel T-B Music album 1983-1987", but with a focus on "music"
only and no "musical skits". This project was primarily my idea (Ronny
Raphter), for I thought now would be a good time to have a "greatest hits"
type album which contained no profanity allowing people of all ages the
opportunity to enjoy Cabel T-B music. It was a long and tedious process
of selecting these songs from an original list of 31 and putting
them in the proper order to create the unity of the stories and themes
behind the poetry. This is an excellent album for people new to Cabel
T-B, for it gives you a dose of different music from four different albums.
It is also intended as something to enjoy while waiting on the release
of the continuation to the "Human Dinosaurs" series. As "Human Dinosaurs
2" continues Cabel T-B's last series much later than expected, "Quadraphony"
also becomes the beginning of the end of Cabel T-B!
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
"Human Dinosaurs 2"
This was the 28th official radio broadcast for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 1-28-05 and was completed on 12-31-05 in the Cabel T-B studio at 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana (although the broadcast was technically finished before the production of "Quadraphony", it was assumed this recording would be made available to the public after that production later in 2006 when all music tracks were completed for all songs, but the plans for completion of "Human Dinosaurs 2" were eventually abandoned when plans for "Human Dinosaurs 3" began in the summer of 1996). *It is called "Human Dinosaurs 2" (no album cover was ever made for this recording) because it is the second recording in the series once again inspired by the novels of the "Human Dinosaurs" book series "PART ONE: The Tales of Mitch" and "PART TWO: The Gang Wars" (these books were 1st edition, now out of print, but are also now available at "HumanDinosaurs.com" in three audio book versions: "The Tales of Mitch", "Rise of The Gold Eagle", and "The End of The Gang Wars"). The CD version is 76:22 minutes and no other versions were made. The firsts and lasts include: first recording not made available to the public since "Cheeko's Bar 1987-1991" made in 2002 (Cabel T-B recordings from this point on would no longer be made available to the public), last "Warm-up drill" (all new and original, no less, ending a Cabel T-B tradition that dates back to 1987!) and first broadcast to contain more than 16 songs (this recording would have 17 songs). This recording begins roughly where Cabel T-B left off in the first "Human Dinosaurs" broadcast, with Jobe making a statement that he has been reinstated as Cabel T-B's "Warm-up drill sergeant". This is followed by the all new original song "Vengeance" (in fact all the songs on this recording are "all new and original"). Then we arrive in the studio with Dino, Wolfman, and Cheeko to report on the recent hurricanes "Katrina" and "Rita", which did heavy damage to the studio, and "the line up" for this recording. After hearing four new songs "I am so high", "Can it be?", "The Oath", and "Descend into madness", we arrive back in the studio with "The Fred Report" (*Fred explaining his phone numbers as well as giving information about the songs and the Human Dinosaurs book series). Then after hearing five "all new classics ("The End is new", "Faker", "Demoniac Boom", "The Gang Wars", and "Cat's meow"), we are back in the studio just long enough to be transported to the starship "Intercourse" with Jobe! After hearing one of the silliest Warm-up drills I've ever heard ("The Jungle Jump"), we are treated to five more "all new classic" songs ("Slice Dice", "Rex rules", "Darkened", "Lost in Time", and "Human Dinosaurs"). Then back to the studio with the introduction of Cabel T-B's new and old president "Ronny Raphter", which is me (I got a standing ovation as I walked into a Cabel T-B studio for the first time since 1988)! As I personally introduce the next song ("Merry Holiday") and it is played, we return to the studio for a quick sign off and the last song of the broadcast is then heard ("The Hole").
Overall, this recording has too
much focus on music for my tastes. However, the few skits they did
have on this recording were the funniest of the entire "Human Dinosaurs"
series, in my opinion. Also, unlike the first Human Dinosaurs broadcast,
the music in this recording sounds rushed and incomplete. Also, there
were no album covers ever made for this recording or the next in the series
(also because the recordings were rushed and never made to release to the
public). Although the lyrics and vocals are still quite good, the
lack of "real drums" and missing guitar tracks lets you know the songs
were rushed through without properly recording them fully. From what
I understand from the time period this is to be expected. The hurricanes
did massive damage and the guitarist William (Willem) McCormick was caught
in the middle as "Katrina" practically wiped out the town he was living
in at the time. This did not stop Dino from writing and recording
as he continued with a determination to finish the "Human Dinosaurs" series
with or without all the music tracks he needed to make the songs sound
more complete (which was the main reason the album wasn't released to the
public). This determination is proven conclusively in the last recording
of the series, which would also take the longest to finish of the three.
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
"Human Dinosaurs 3"
This was the 29th official radio broadcast for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 6-5-06 and was completed on 12-27-07 in the Cabel T-B studio at 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana. *It is called "Human Dinosaurs 3" (no album cover was ever made for this recording) because it is the third recording in the series once again inspired by the novels of the "Human Dinosaurs" book series "PART ONE: The Tales of Mitch" and "PART TWO: The Gang Wars" (these books were 1st edition, now out of print, but are also now available at "HumanDinosaurs.com" in three audio book versions: "The Tales of Mitch", "Rise of The Gold Eagle", and "The End of The Gang Wars"). The CD version is 77:58 minutes and no other versions were made. The firsts and lasts include: last recording made for the Cabel T-B "Human Dinosaurs" series, first and last recording to mention "The Advocate" (*a mysterious and controversial character who is mentioned in the 1st edition book "Human Dinosaurs PART TWO: The Gang Wars", and again later in the Human Dinosaurs audio book: "Rise of The Gold Eagle"), last Cabel T-B recording made with mostly music (Cabel T-B's last recording is a two CD set that contains only three songs), first broadcast to contain more than 17 songs in a single recording (this broadcast recording would have 18 songs, the most in all of Cabel T-B history!), and first official recording with "Dirty Devin" since "Volume 30" 1990! The recording starts off with an all new original song called "The Bomb" (*like the last recording, this recording contains only all new and original music mostly inspired by the "Human Dinosaurs" book series). Then we find ourselves in the studio with Wolfman and Cheeko talking about the past. This is followed by four more new songs ("What died inside", "Lost Cause", "One unto One", and "Martyrdom"), and a wacky weather report from Dino. Then after hearing another four new songs ("To The Last", You are Wrong", "Will you? I will!"), Fred finally arrives and does a rather political sounding "drug report" as the Cabel T-B cast and crew wishes everyone a "Happy New Year" signaling the end of 2006 (*the song "To The Last" is partially sung by Rex in the audio book "Human Dinosaurs PART ONE: The Tales of Mitch" in chapter 16 "The Day After I died"). After yet another four new songs ("She is, He is", "Degenerate", "The Evil One", and "Smokin Blues"), we return to the studio with a rushed sounding skit which treats us to the answer to an ancient question of what happened between "Dirty Devin" and "Krazy Kelly", of Cabel T-B, back in 1988 (the answer coming from "Dirty Devin" himself!). The next four new songs are then played ("The Advocate", "Programing", "From rise to fall", and "Voice from the grave"), followed by another rushed visit to the studio to hear the announcement of Dino having to go to court and the upcoming "Volume 50" broadcast (it was also mentioned that the contract between Cabel T-B and me would be up as of the next recording, the contract was for 2004-2008 with a minimum of 4 recordings to be completed). The recording then ends with the dark bonus song "Darkness is Coming".
Overall, like with its predecessor,
this recording was rushed and had some incomplete sounding songs, as well
as no album cover (again, reasons why the recording was never made public).
However, in my opinion the songs on this recording were the best of the
entire series! The writing and performances were outstanding and
although William (Willem) McCormick did only limited guitar and drum tracks,
the ones he did do came out very well. The few skits on the other
hand were not as interesting as the predecessor, but it was nice to hear
the infamous "Dirty Devin Crawford" one last time. Once again the
recording concentrated on music and in fact has the most music of any single
broadcast recording in Cabel T-B history ("Double Deca" had the most songs
in a single broadcast, but it was split into two recordings). Ironically,
the next and last recording of Cabel T-B history has more skits than any
other recording ever made by Cabel T-B as we now enter the mammoth 2 CD
set of "Volume 50"!
THE STORY OF CABEL T-B RECORDING
This was the 30th and last official radio broadcast and recording for Cabel T-B. The recording began on 1-28-08 and was completed on 12-28-08 in the Cabel T-B studio at 200 Wingfield drive in Houma, Louisiana. It is called "Volume 50" because this is Cabel T-B's 50th official recording! The CD version is a two CD set with the CD 1 being 78:09 minutes and the CD 2 being 79:37 minutes, making this recording a total of 157:46, not counting full "commentary track" (the commentary track was so long it had to be edited to fit on the CD 2), which also makes this recording the longest in Cabel T-B history! No other versions were made. The firsts and lasts include: everything in this recording is a "last" since this is the last Cabel T-B recording made, first official "2 CD set" (although Cabel T-B has other 2 CD sets like "Crazy Clips #1" and "Still Room for More", the previous sets were either made with a "bonus CD" or the single recording on the cassette tape simply couldn't fit on one CD, so this is the first time Cabel T-B did a recording specifically designed to be a 2 CD set), first all star "Cabel T-B toast" (this was also planned to be done in "Jumpin Back 2" in 1988, but since Jobe interrupted the toast before it could begin so it never really happened, so Dino paid a tribute to what was technically "Volume 20" and actually did and completed the toast!), and first broadcast with mostly skits and almost no music since "Bad to the Boner!" 1990! The recording starts off on CD 1 with a sample of the beginning of Cabel T-B's "Special First" 1982 recording and another Jimmy Swinger intro giving Cabel T-B a "Elegy", followed by the all new song "Venom". This would be the last Cabel T-B song to have William (Willem) McCormick's guitar and drum tracks. Then we arrive at the studio for Dino's last official "cigarette light intro" and an explanation of what you are about to hear. The recording then goes to a series of interviews of various Cabel T-B characters (Shep German, Fred, Wolfman Johnny, MAC, Cerch Jobe, and Dino) with "Special Agent Melancon" (similar to Fred's "taped confession" done in "The Quiet" 1999-2000, but far more elaborate). This goes on for the entire remainder of the CD ending with "Dino's interview" being cut short to be continued on CD 2 (part 1 of "Dino's interview" would become Cabel T-B's longest skit in history weighing in at an astounding 44:56 minutes!). Then CD 2 starts off with another new dark song called "The Judge", followed by more interviews with other Cabel T-B characters (Cheeko, Howard Badsmell, Ronny Raphter, and Dino) with Melancon (part 2 of "Dino's interview" weighs in at 21:31 minutes, making it the second longest skit in Cabel T-B history; put together, Dino's full interview with Melancon is over 66 minutes long!). Then back in the studio with Dino, Wolfman Johnny, and Cheeko telling you what is to come for the rest of the broadcast. After Fred's last commercial of his "going out of business sale", we then go back to the studio for what would be Cabel T-B's last skit! This was no ordinary skit, for it would be an all star last "editorials and toasts" to the Cabel T-B fans; lasting 20:43 minutes (making it the third longest skit in Cabel T-B history)! The recording then ends with one last "Cabel T-B style" song called "Perverted Penny" and Dino's last "Commentary" as a bonus track.
Overall, this recording is a fitting
end to the radio station and was a genuine pleasure to listen to for old
Cabel T-B fans like me who have been following the epic and long "Cabel
T-B storyline" that goes back 26 years! I purposely left out detailed
descriptions of this recording so to not spoil it for anyone who wants
to listen to it. However, I will say that Dino really went out of
his way to try and tie up all the "loose ends" in the storyline and even
brought up things going all the way back to the "Special First" recording
of 1982. In fact, the broadcast starts with a clip from that recording
which means the first ever "Cabel T-B" recording appears on the last ever
"Cabel T-B" recording! The huge "26 year Cabel T-B storyline" comes
full circle with this recording as Melancon asks many questions covering
almost the entire history of Cabel T-B! Dino purposely made this
recording with almost all skits in an attempt to make this recording go
back to the roots of Cabel T-B and try to answer all the unanswered questions
throughout the years; an enormous task to say the least! In my opinion
Dino accomplished in this recording that which would seem impossible: to
actually make sense of all the madness! I almost cried by the
time I got to the end of CD 2, so I can't stress enough how powerful this
recording is to a die hard Cabel T-B fan from the '80s.
However, the recording ends on a high note with the last silly Cabel T-B
song "Perverted Penny" and with Dino's last "Commentary" track, the listener
gets a sense of closure that only comes from listening to Dino try to explain
everything you just heard in only 13:35 minutes. During the commentary
Dino explains why this will be Cabel T-B's last recording and with that
you understand why this all had to end. *With Cabel T-B now officially
shut down, the only way to hear any more is to get the "Human Dinosaurs"
audio books: "The Tales of Mitch" 2011, "Rise of The Gold Eagle" 2012,
and "The End of The Gang Wars" 2012 (these audio books actually feature
some Cabel T-B characters like Cheeko, Wolfman Johnny, and Fred in the
story; they are available for purchase at "HumanDinosaurs.com";
also, you can email any requests for Cabel T-B recordings using the email
link provided on that page).
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