Beatles White Album

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Beatles White Album

Release Date: September 9, 1983

Released On:

4-Track Reel (CEI)


Download Small Appliances / End of the World Outtake
Download End of the World Outtake ADAT Edit

Beatles White Album is a Rock-afire Explosion showtape released in ShowBiz Pizza Place locations on September 9 - November 24, 1983.

Due to the ShowBiz's Fabulous Fall Festival event, the showtape was only played every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of its run.

Employee Performance

The "Tribute to Frank Sinatra" segment would need to be performed with an employee, whom would come out as "Johnny DeJockimo" (official spelling unknown) to interact with Rolfe & Earl. [1]

This is directly tied to the ShowBiz's Fabulous Fall Festival reusing the Colander History / Indoctrination Skit on Wednesday nights, which also has the same employee performance dynamic.


Small Appliances / End of the World

The showtape was originally going to contain the skit and song "Small Appliances / End of the World". The skit would feature Rolfe creating a counter movement to the Colander-head Club where customers would come in with "Small appliances strapped to their head". A similar idea is joked about in the Save The Colander Telethon with an employee noting Pizza Time Theatre was going to have patrons strap refrigerators to their backs, with Burt Wilson replying "Ah, they're going to get into appliances on their heads, they might get us on that".

Earl directly mentions the Colander Head night taking place on Wednesday nights. This was because of the return of the Crazy Colander Head Night during ShowBiz's Fabulous Fall Festival, where both White Album and the Crazy Colander Head Night showtape would be playing in the same weeks for the entirety of their run. This was originally meant to synergize the two showtapes, which was already being done by the inclusion of employee performances in "Tribute to Frank Sinatra".[1]

The segment in the end would be cut, but would still appear exclusively on Rock-afire Explosion Record 10, minus the Small Appliances skit.[1] Oddly, 2 days before the event was planned to start, an interview with Aaron Fechter has him directly discussing the Small Appliances segment, implying it might have been cut very last minute.[2]

White Album Revised & ADAT Edit

A revised version of the showtape was released at an unknown time going under "White Album Revised". It is unclear what changes were made with this edition of the tape. It is actually unknown if the current show list is of the Revised tape, or the original release. It is also unknown if the Small Appliances / End of the World segment ever made it onto either version.

On an ADAT tape of the "Small Appliances / End of the World" segment in Creative Engineering, the monologue between Rolfe & Earl about small appliances is cut entirely. Earl saying "Yeah, you aren't invited" immediately cuts to the "Ok, moving right along" line- chopping out about 2 minutes of audio. As of current knowledge this edit was never used in any showtape, but may have been what was on the revised/original tape.

ShowBiz's Fabulous Fall Festival

Fall Festival Calendar

The tape was exclusively part of ShowBiz's Fabulous Fall Festival as the "New Stage Shows" portion of the event. The tape would play every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with Fatz Showtape playing on Mondays, Country Night playing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Crazy Colander Head Night playing on Wednesdays.

After this, the store would move onto playing Christmas 1983, meaning Beatles White Album never played for a continuous amount of time like all other showtape releases, and was playing alongside previously released shows.

Segment List

  1. Segment 1
    1. Monkees Intro Skit
    2. Monkees Medley
      1. Theme from the Monkees
      2. Daydream Believer
      3. Steppin' Stone
      4. I Wanna Be Free
      5. Last Train To Clarksville
      6. I'm A Believer
      7. A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You
      8. Plesant Valley Sunday
  2. Segment 2
    1. I Will
    2. No Bloom In Frank Skit
    3. One On One
  3. Segment 3
    1. 867-5309
    2. Fatz's Joke Line Skit
    3. Don't Hang Up
  4. Segment 4
    1. Beatles White Intro Skit
    2. Beatles White Album Medley
      1. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
      2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
      3. Rocky Raccoon
      4. Don't Pass Me By
      5. Martha My Dear
      6. Sexy Sadie
      7. I'm So Tired
      8. Blackbird
      9. Revolution 1
      10. Helter Skelter
  5. Segment 5
    1. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
    2. Travelin' Man Intro Skit
    3. Travelin' Man
  6. Segment 6
    1. Trying To Sell Records Skit
  7. Segment 7
    1. Tribute To Frank Sinatra (Skit with Witchcraft and Chicago)
    2. Don't Let Go

Official Releases