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The Popco Special

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1974

Can you believe we took a gas bottle, flashpowder ingredients and a cannon prop on the plane. Today we would be suspect terrorists!  We tested the cannon in the Motel carpark. It shot a plastic ball clear over the motel roof!
– John Walmsley (Drut)
Unlike the Auckland shows, such as Happen Inn, we always sang live. They recorded the backings on a Saturday morning and we recorded the show in the afternoon. There was always a lot of walking up and down stairs and trying to sing in tune at the same time. They’d say, ‘When you get to the second verse, walk down the stairs'.”
– Popco regular Pat Kearns, in an AudioCulture article on the show