Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You Are All Diseased
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: CARLIN,GEORGE Title: YOU ARE ALL DISEASED Street Release Date: 05/18/1999
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Media Type: CD
Title: YOU ARE ALL DISEASED
Street Release Date: 05/18/1999
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Would-RVM245 | Grafton, MA | 02/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I have one thing to say to all the people who have been offended by the material on You are All Diseased: Why are you listening to George Carlin in the first place? George has always TRIED to offend people like you, the typical yuppie American sheep who will believe anything the media, government, and church tell you to. If you don't like what he is saying, then cancel HBO and spend the rest of your time watching the Disney Channel and taking your kids to soccer practice. George has never wanted or needed you to be part of his audience. Carlin has always been a comic for people who like to think outside the box. His entire career is based on counter-culture comedy and that is just what makes him such a genius. Not only is this album side-splittingly funny, but George's ideas are so well thought out that you can't help but at least see his point of view, if not agree with him completely. This album ranks right up there with Jammin' and Back in Town as his best material. A hilarious, bitter old man venting his frustrations about society, just what us "thinking people" need in this culture of malls, political correctness, and soccer moms."
In defense of George and this album.
Jerry | Northern NJ, USA | 01/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw George on this tour at the John Harms theater in New Jersey (which preceeded the show that became the HBO special and this CD by a few months). I must say that seeing him live made the whole experience much cooler. He always makes me feel better about things. The show was great and this album is terrific.A lot of the reviews here seem to be negative, which is fine, but I'm not sure I get some of the reasoning behind them. Some people seem to be quite selective about which topics they like George to riff on, and which they find offensive. This is selfish of them, to want the man's act to adhere to their personal criteria for taste. You need to take this as an entire body of work, I think. Others are of the opinion that George has 'lost it' or something to that effect, and they seem to enjoy dissecting the act to the degree that one might do with Shakespeare, or a graduate thesis. He's a comedian, people! Jeez. Anyway, I find him to be as sharp as ever. Not to say that he can do no wrong, but he's still an exceptional communicator and thinker. Others think he's too bitter. Too bitter? That's what I love about him to begin with! His negativity is a healthy jolt for society's terminally-softened minds. The anger is also endearing to me, since George has said he believes (as do I) the notion that beneath the surface of every cynic you will find a disapointed idealist. He's disappointed in the way humanity appears to be turning out, and I for one agree. If you don't feel that way, that's fine too; but it doesn't make anyone anyone wrong or right. It's his opinion, and he makes a case for it very intelligently.One person in this review thread honestly thinks George Carlin lacks credibility (!). Well, I honestly think that person is smoking crack. George is a comic LEGEND, has been doing comedy since he was a child, and has been through fifty times more impressionable life experiences than I have; in my opinion he's got 'cred' coming out of both ears, okay? If you don't believe me on this point, or you'd just like to learn about George on a much more personal level, check out an excellent interview he gave on the Art Bell radio show in November, 1999. You can listen to it (it's in Real Player format) off of Art Bell's website. It's free. Oh yeah: The reviewer who made such a big deal about the title being 'YOU are all Diseased' instead of 'WE are all Diseased' needs to get a life. To me, that title is the product of someone who, after a life of trying his best, simply no longer wishes to be associated with a species he views as a failed one. The 'disease' in this case has a cure: start thinking for yourself and live your life accordingly. If you'd have felt better had he lumped himself in with the rest of society in general by saying 'WE' instead of 'YOU', than you appear to be saying that you value your own insecurity and complacency more that George's honesty and integrity. Sorry, but he's not just going to pat you on the head and tell you that it's all alright.Bottom line: I love George Carlin's work, and I think his views are healthy for people to hear and consider. He's so, so funny, this album included. If you like the stuff he's put out particularly since the late 1980's until the present, this album will make you really happy."
Mike | Long Beach, CA | 11/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So, after more than 30 years in comedy, what can you expect from the 60-something Carlin? Let me tell you......Wild outbursts, random perverted thoughts, brutally honest societal comments and observations, hilarious yells and screams, and the funniest (...) jokes you'll hear in any album recorded by any comedian, ever."You Are All Diseased" takes daring jabs at subjects no one else ever had the [guts] to tackle - children, god, religion, and people in general. The things he says on this recording will do one of two things for you: make you laugh so hard you'll bust a gut or repulse you beyond belief. Heed my warning before buying...if you're easily offended or a conservative, white upper-class Republican, you're probably going to hate this album and despise George Carlin for all eternity. But, if you love a good laugh like I do and aren't afraid to hear some seriously honest and BOLD remarks on everything you can think of, by all means get Carlin's latest. It's a true classic in its own time."