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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
Columbia CS-9518
1/68
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Side One
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
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Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Phil Proctor-writers and performers
with:
a few friends
Produced by: Bob Irwin

 


How Can You Be In Two Places At Once
When You're Not Anywhere At All?
Columbia CS-9884
7/69 BB
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Side A
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)
Side A+
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
28:11
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Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Phil Proctor-writers and performers
with:
a few friends
Produced by: Cyrus Faryar

 

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
Columbia C-30102
7/70 BB
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Yoouuge Poster


Side One
This Side 22:16
Side Two
The Other Side 24:12
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Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Phil Proctor-writers and performers
with:
a few friends
Produced by: Cyrus Faryar

 


I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus
Columbia C-30737
8/71 BB
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Side One
Side .001 20:55
Side Two
Side .002 18:15
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Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Phil Proctor-writers and performers
with:
a few friends
Produced by: Cyrus Faryar

 


Links!  

Official Firesign Theatre web site
It's Just This Little Chromium Switch Here

 


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