by Casey Rea
Back in the late '90s, a below-the-radar comedy duo called Scharpling & Wurster unleashed "Rock, Rot & Rule" on an unsuspecting public. The "skit" was originally broadcast on New Jersey's WFMU. It's been years since I've listened this little gem, but it's still awesome.
The segment features one Ronald Thomas Clontle — supposed author of Rock, Rot & Rule: The Ultimate Argument Settler™ — chatting about his new book with host Tom Scharpling. Slow-burn hilarity ensues in the kind of meta-prank that would make Andy Kauffman proud.
According to Clontle, Chilliwack rule, while The Beatles merely rock. Neil Young rots. Suffice it to say, his statements generate more than a few phone calls from incredulous music fans. "Time will vindicate me" is Clontle's answer to his critics.
This a big file, but definitely worth a download:
If you like it, please buy a CD or something.