Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
There's No Bones in Ice Cream
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Profound & outrageous comedian who started in the 70's. His manic, free-associating humor - sort of like a Lord Buckley on speed and pizza, was happy grist for the thinking hippie.These more recent recordings showcase his ... more »
Profound & outrageous comedian who started in the 70's. His manic, free-associating humor - sort of like a Lord Buckley on speed and pizza, was happy grist for the thinking hippie.These more recent recordings showcase his funny tales as he confronts the human condition with crazed stories of Bomba The Gorilla, Don Testosteroni and naked hang gliding. Contains a total of 13 tracks recorded live at Bananas Comedy Club, Poughkeepsie, NY. 1997 Sundazed release. The covered is stickered with a 'Parental Advisory - Explicit Dialogue' disclaimer.
Finally, A Chris Rush CD!
Lawrence Alexander | San Diego, CA | 04/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, quite honestly, it's not his best work--"First Rush" and "Beaming In" were better offerings. Of course, you could more easily find a case of "Billy Beer" than to find these old vinyl relics.For those not familiar with Chris Rush, he's this guy who looks like a cue ball; big bald head and maybe a bit more handsome than Uncle Fester. But man, is he funny! He observes things with the perspective of a scientist on acid. This is probably because he was a former biologist. He can be sort of cerebral one minute and talking about a monkey's rear-end the next.Anyway, I was surfing the net, and was at cdnow.com and did a search for Chris Rush. After years of no matches for this search anywhere, I actually got a result! I quickly ordered the CD "There's No Bones In Ice Cream" and it arrived on Friday. I've listened to this CD like a mental patient for the last two days.Here's what I've concluded: A lot of this stuff is recycled material. That is, I have a bootleg from a club date in 1980 in Atlanta and some of the riffs are very similar, but if you've never heard Chris before, this is a gem! For old fans, it shows that Chris is still a true original.This set is live from Bananas comedy club in upstate NY. The routine about his house break-in and the alarm system is new (to me) and brilliant. The insanity and serial killers bits are also worth the price of admission.OK, and now the not so good stuff, from the perspective of a devout Rush fanatic. It says on the CD that Chris has toned down a bit, and this is true. The continued "dastardly" chuckling at the end of each joke gets a bit old. And there are enough rectal references to put Howard Stern to shame. And finally, for a CD with a 1997 date, some of the references must be 5 years older or more than even this date.Best bits: "Insanity", "Murder Rate", "War on Drugs", "Terror", and "Aliens".Out of 5 stars, I give this CD a 3.5. (As for the older albums, "First Rush" is a 5, and "Beaming In" is a 4.5)"
A Glimpse at a Mad Comic Genius
Richard J. Godsil | Spokane, WA United States | 12/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Chris Rush is a superb comedian whose twisted NYC look at society is as funny as it gets. Having seen him 5-6 times and met him once on the LIRR in the late 70s/early 80s, his show was always a blast. "There's No Bones in Ice Cream" is a good but uneven snapshot of the comic genius at work. His first album, First Rush, spoiled me with its brilliance though some of it might be dated since it was recorded in the early 70s. Hopefully, this recording will be rereleased onto CD format someday so that all can really suffer "laughface". :)"
Richard J. Godsil | 12/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found the album to be some of his best work yet.I would recommend it for anyone looking for a good laugh."