Background: In 1978, 20th Century released Bobby David's eponymously named debut album. Promotional efforts were spearheaded by a certain record label lackey guy, whose blog provides us with a thrilling play by play of the label's innovative efforts to promote its sensational new artist! We don't want to get sued or anything, so we left out the photos. But it's the captions that are the keepers anyway!
PHOTO ONE: SHOWS THREE GUYS AND A FOURTH GUY IN A BIRD SUIT STANDING IN FRONT OF A HELICOPTER
In his caption, record label guy proudly tells us that, "20th Century believed in their new artist Bobby David so much that his album was delivered to radio stations via helicopter." In other words, poor Bobby was forced to airhop from shitsville radio station to shitsville radio station on a sick-making and probably mechanically suspect helicopter, and upon arrival required to pose with the respective shitville's "shock jocks" and, more likely than not, a guy in a bird suit.
PHOTOGRAPH TWO: SHOWS THE SAME HELICOPTER, BUT WITHOUT THE THREE GUYS AND THE OTHER GUY IN THE BIRD SUIT
In his caption, record label lackey guy excitedly informs us that the Bell Jet Ranger helicopter Bobby traveled in "was piloted by a former Viet Nam veteran who was experienced at landing in small open spaces such as parking lots." What this means is that nobody heard poor David Bobby (or is it Bobby David) scream as the PTSD'ed-to-the-eyeballs sky pilot dropped onto the hot tarmac of some anonymous scuzzville radio station parking lot in a total flashback, going for his pistol and shouting "Hot LZ! HOT FUCKING LZ!"
PHOTO THREE: SHOWS DAVID BOBBY STANDING NEXT TO TWO PEOPLE IN EXECRABLE POCO-ERA WESTERN SHIRTS
In his caption, record label guy tells us that the western-shirt people are DJs interviewing David Bobby "after their complimentary helicopter ride." During which they were no doubt dangled out the open door by their ankles, until they grew amenable to the idea of really "promoting the hell" out of Mr. David's LP.
PHOTO FOUR: SHOWS BOBBY DAVID'S ALBUM BOBBY DAVID
In his caption, record label lackey guy breathlessly informs us that "Rarely do you find an album that every track reaches beyond expectations but this Bobby David LP was a gold mine of songs for this gifted songwriter." What this means is that Bobby David's album skidded so far so fast it completely missed the cutout bins, sending Bobby David back to an anonymity so complete the poor guy doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry.