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Classic Gold
George Carlin
Classic Gold
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #2

"Words are my work, they're my play, they're my passion," Carlin intones at the beginning of his famous "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" bit. He's made a career, a very funny career, of making good on that quo...  more »


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All Artists: George Carlin
Title: Classic Gold
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/27/1992
Release Date: 10/27/1992
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 075679221926

"Words are my work, they're my play, they're my passion," Carlin intones at the beginning of his famous "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" bit. He's made a career, a very funny career, of making good on that quote, examining, dissecting, and spoofing America's linguistic foibles, from our fascination with "Sex in Commercials" to our shared "Childhood Clichés." Throughout Classic Gold (which combines three early-1970s cornerstones, FM & AM, Class Clown, and Occupation: Foole), he turns words back in on themselves, mocking the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church he was schooled in, the shallowness of the radio broadcasting he did for a living, and the inanity and insanity of everyday conversation. Few comics are as educated, embracing, or observant as Carlin--or as funny. --Michael Ruby

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Carlin at his Best!
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 04/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought that Carlin was hillarious now, but after hearing this album, I think that Carlin's old stuff is the funniest. Don't get me wrong, I love the new and more aggressive Carlin, but I think his most thought-provoking and intelligent humor can be found on his earlier albums."Classic Gold" is a combination of three (yes, THREE) of his earlier recordings. The recordings are as follow: "FM & AM," "Class Clown," and "Occupation Foole." All three of them are hillarious, though I think that "Class Clown" is the best one of them all. The recording is fair, keep in mind that this was a while ago. However, the recording on "FM & AM" is a little poor, being that if you listen to it on headphones, you hear more out of the left one and very little from the right. This tends to be a little distracting and annoying. The rest of the recordings improve on the quality.This is a very funny 2 disc album that no Carlin fan should do without. I think one of the funniest tracks on the album is "let's make a deal," where he suggests that there should be a divorce game show. I also like "class clown," which includes how to gross out squeamish girls. And yes, this album also includes the very famous "seven words you can never say on television." One of the funniest lines on the album is on the first track when he talks about the word, "shoot." He cleverly replies, "They can't fool me. Shoot is ... with two O's in it."So buy this album and listen to some of the funniest routines by George Carlin. This is an album I will be listening to over and over again. It's him at his smartest, wittiest, and goofiest. Check it out now."
This is the great Carlin
Michael Crane | 06/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before Carlin went off the deep end with his 'angry' performances of the late 80s and 90s, there were these old albums. This is the really funny stuff, before Carlin hit his comic skids. I used to be Irish Catholic, Seven Words you Can't Say, ... the classic bits that are a lot more pleasant and MUCH more condusive to repeat listening than the current stuff (which is important if you're buying it!). Sure his 90s stuff is funny, but not as funny. And the 90s stuff is certainly more angry and grating. It is for this reason that there actually seems to be 'two Carlins.' The current one, and the classic one. Like most great performers, Carlin was fresher, more genuine, and more energetic in his early years. Some of these Classic Gold bits haven't aged well, such as the Radio/TV parodies. But most of it is truly timeless. No true Carlin fan should be without this."
Sunil Morar | Auckland New Zealand(in London) | 12/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Guys and GalsThis is one of his original works and I have to say it is the best thing I have heard. The humour does not date for this CD as Carlin reflects on his life. On this CD we have the classic "Seven Words you cn't say on televison".The best monlogue I have heard in awhile. Carlins comments on the black conscience is just as good.A definite must to any one tha appreciates humour."