Commodore Condello’s Salt River Navy Band

Commodre Condello's Salt River Navy BandFrom: Phoenix, AZ, USA

Commodore Condello’s Salt River Navy Band were a pseudo-fictitious band that was the inspiration of Bill Thompson who played the character of Wallace Snead on the popular local children’s TV program “The Wallace & Ladmo Show.” Commodore Condello was Micke Condello, who joined the show in 1962. The Salt River Navy Band was made up of different session musicians and performers on the show, including Ladimir “Ladmo” Kwiatkowski.

The band released two EPs in 1967. The first was titles The Blossom Kids Review Plus Selected Shorts, which featured a number of Beatles parodies such as “With A Little Help From His Horse,” “When He’s Sixty-Four,” and “Ladmo In The Sky With Almonds.” The second EP was called “Make A Come-Back!” where the band continued with the comedic tunes. However, the album did feature the very catchy “The Time Machine” which would show a more serious side to the group. Condello continued to appear on Wallace & Ladmo until 1972. In 1968, he released a more serious and psychedelic album under the band name Condello

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From the 1967 EP Make A Come-Back!”
Make A Comeback!

  • The Time Machine