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Real Horseshit

"...That will be 20 marks..."
That comment is on YCDTOSA #2 and it resembles some parts of one of the BTB discs (At the Circus?), where they're talking about getting hassled at customs. My question is what is the source of these exchanges? Were there one or more incidents where they had a hard time in customs, perhaps going into Germany?
"You Americans simply cannot be trusted..."

I haven't checked either disc as of this writing, but it sounds like you're describing Lowell George's "German Border Guard Routine".
There's also the reference in The Air: "I got busted coming thru customs with a suitcase full of tapes."
But I can't point to any specific time that FZ was hassled going thru customs...
Dunno; good question.

After I posted that, I listened to YCDTOSA #5, and found the cut titled German Lunch, which is a longer and more elaborate. It gets pretty funny when they're demonstrating some of the noises they make on stage.
I found a transcription at

I dunno... I think the hotel bit from YCDTOSA 2 is funnier, but I like Nappy anyway. "Well, you can bring some pussy in here if you're Christian, that's different... "

Why are you carrying these 62 copies of Horseshit magazine?

I got them from Suzi Quattro, honest!

So I got curious about Horseshit Magazine - this was what I found at this place.
137 HORSESHIT. The Offensive Review. Nos. 1-3 (all publ.?). Hermosa Beach (Calif.), Gauntlet Press, later Scum Publishing Company, 1965- 1968.
Founded and edited by the brothers Robert M. Dunker, who made all the (some full-page and sometimes rather shocking) drawings, and Thomas W. Dunker, who wrote the articles. Issues of 46-50 pp., inclusive the covers. A typical specimen of a magazine from the sixties, that aims to offend the American establishment.

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