Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
A chunk of raw Rock, before he hit the big time with Saturday Night Live, HBO, and everything else. This CD was recorded at a 1991 gig in Atlanta, and while it lacks the polish and daring of his later hit Roll with the New... more »
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A chunk of raw Rock, before he hit the big time with Saturday Night Live, HBO, and everything else. This CD was recorded at a 1991 gig in Atlanta, and while it lacks the polish and daring of his later hit Roll with the New, it has plenty of laughs to satisfy his fans. Born Suspect has some nice Rock riffs on his life back then: "Minimum wage means that we would pay you less if we could, but it's against the law!" and "Don't you hate it when your boss asks you 'How ya doin'?' You know exactly how I'm doin'--bad!" Plus, he makes fine fun of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry: "Now you can't tell your kids, 'Don't smoke crack, or else you won't be nothin'.... 'Well, I could be mayor." Though on Born Suspect Rock is unpolished, a little self-indulgent, and not as razor-sharp as he later became, the disc is nevertheless worth a listen, if only to get a glimpse of this great talent. --Michael Gerber
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Not up to his usual level
ahmadku | 04/01/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was a disappointment in many ways. First, the material was just not as funny as his later stuff. Aside from his material about Marion Barry, the jokes were sustandard. Secondly, the mixing on this album was terrible and I had to turn the volume way up on my stereo so I could make out what exactly Rock was saying. Rock was also mumbling a lot, which made it even harder to understand him. He seemed to lack the confidence that he displays on his later albums. If you are a die-hard Chris Rock fan, the get this. Otherwise, just stick to his later stuff."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the CD is classic Chris Rock material. Great delivery and funny as hell. I laughed my butt off. Defintely get this one!"
digity dog dave allen | central | 08/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd was chris rocks early material, it's a little raw and unorginized compared to his later work (biger and blacker), but still hilarious. Before you get this you might want to get chris rocks other stuff like roll with the new, but I did and I heard this and it is great. Chris Rock is one of the few african american comedians whose material is funny to all, a rich white buisness man will laugh at the same joke that the black guy at the gas station will laugh at. He is easily the best comedian of our generation, if not all time."