November,1967, a young Tim Buckley talked to Peter Bergman
of Radio Free Oz - a precursor to The Firesign
Theatre - on Los Angeles radio station KRLA.
Free Oz still maintains a lively presence today that
can be heard on their website.
the result of my never-ending Digitization process, I am
constantly finding things I thought were lost, erased, never
recorded or stolen. This is one such tape.
I was a huge fan of the original Firesign Theatre Sunday
night radio series on KRLA called "Radio Free Oz" which
ran from 1967 to 1968. Before that it was on the Pacifica
station KPFK a little over a year. RFO incorporated later
Firesign Theatre bits, as well as interviews, music and
audience participation (since it was a live broadcast from
various clubs around L.A.). The show was about three hours
long and it usually took up two reels of tape to record
During the big earthquake of 1971, I had the gross misfortune
of having an entire wall of 5,000 tapes tip over and fall
on me while I was stumbling to get out of bed. Reels flew
everywhere. Boxes and reels separated and it took me the
better part of the next 20 years to get them all back together.
Some got mislabeled and misplaced, but I was never able
to find Part One of this show, which aired on November 19,
1967 and included this very rare interview with Tim Buckley.
Luckily, it was found a few months ago and it's been amazing
to hear again, the first time in a little over 40 years.
This interview took place just as "Goodbye and Hello" was
released and it features a couple of cuts from that album.
Rather than replace those tracks with newly remastered versions,
I just let the original play as it was.
nice piece of history...