Tomorrow’s Fresh Air is about the golden age of industrial musicals, when full Broadway style musicals were written for corporate conventions. As in, yes, Broadway-style ballads about bathroom tiles, tractors, air conditioners, and plant fertilizer etc.
Steve Young first came across these absurd records when he was choosing records for the reoccurring segment “Dave’s Record Collection" for David Letterman. When he couldn’t get the songs out of his head he decided to learn more about them. His book, “Everything’s Coming Up Profits" is about the history of these "Industrials."
Musical writer Sheldon Harnick and Industrials performer John Russell join Young tomorrow to look back on this hilarious songs.
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