|Looking for a good laugh while you're higher than a kite?|
Try these guys out. Phil Proctor, Phil Austin, David Austin and Peter Bergman were the leading act when it came to putting the pun in its place. AMG explains it better than me:
By fusing the high-concept comic vision of Stan Freberg with the expansive studio experimentation of the Beatles, the Firesign Theatre singlehandedly dragged the comedy album into the psychedelic era. Creating densely layered montages of improvisational routines, overheard dialogue, media manipulation, commercial parodies, and sound effects, the four-man troupe devised a hallucinatory brand of surrealist comic performance and Joycean satire laced with puns, metaphors, and obscure literary allusions that redefined the very concept of recorded comedy.The also helped out many of their Columbia labelmates by adding their touch to the proceedings (The Byrds, Chad & Jeremy, for example).
These first four albums are without a doubt the best they did together, with Dwarf (released this month) at the tippy top.
|Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him|
|Temporarily Humbolt County||9:12|
|WC Fields Forever||7:39|
|Le Trent-Huit Cunegonde||7:21|
|Side Two||Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him||21:47|
|How Can You Be In Two Places At Once|
When You're Not Anywhere At All?
How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All?
|Drink To Me Only With Thine Fox (Mr. Catherwood And Ensemble)||28:27|
|The Policemen's Brawl (Officers Bradshaw And Henderson)|
|Yankee Doodle Came To Terms (All Fecal People's Chorus)|
|Uber Dubbing Over Alice ('Arry 'N' Friends)|
|You Ain't Got No Firends On The Left (Babe And The Unknown Soldiers)|
|"We're Bringing The War Back Home!" From Babes In Khaki" (Lilly Lamont)|
The Further Adventures Of Nick Danger
|From The Archives Of The Original Firesign Theatre Radio Hour, As First Broadcast December 6, 1941
Rebroadcast Courtesy Of Loostners Bros Soap Co
|Station Break¹ / Forward Into The Past¹|
The Firesign Theatre (2:15) / The Firesign Theatre (6:00)
Columbia 4-45052, 11/69
|Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers|
|The Other Side||24:12|
|I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus|