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Place for My Stuff
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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Glen M. from GLENDORA, CA
Reviewed on 10/1/2009...
I have enjoyed this CD over and over. I think Carlin a did great job.
As he says, "My job is essentially thinking up goofy sh_t."
Bill M. | MA, USA | 04/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"George Carlin's stand-up style has certainly evolved over the past 30 years. The 1970s albums have some long personal anecdotes (like "I used to be Irish Catholic"), and each of his 90s albums usually have a significantly long cynical social commentary. I admittedly like all of his work, but I know that some older fans are partial to his more straight-forward comedy style than his current bitter rants. "A Place For My Stuff" seems to epitomize this middle era, with lots of his very imaginative "D'yever notice...?" observations (a style which Seinfeld and Gallagher seemed to later popularize) and just plain whacky comedy. Though as always, Carlin's exaggerations and executions are perfect. This album has both studio and live material, which makes for a fun listen. Some great live stand-up routines are here ("A place for my stuff", "Ice box man / Fussy Eater", "Rice Krispies", "Have a nice day"...all of which appeared on the HBO special "Carlin At Carnegie"). But his news announcements, the Interview With Jesus, and game show satire are hilarious with the added music and guest speakers. That's probably why the album hasn't gotten stale on me, despite the fact that I now "know the jokes". And "The Book Club" still cracks me up. I would recommend this to those who especially liked the older HBO specials he did, just want to buy and hear something funny that isn't a simple recording of a stand-up routine, or George Carlin fans who may be partial to his 80's "pre-cynical" material (though as I said, I like that stuff too). Also, maybe those who like the Cheech & Chong albums would also like this particular Carlin album for its studio material."
One of George's best CDs!
J. Lentz | Westland, MI USA | 04/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"George made a masterpiece when he made this album. First off it's the only GC album made where it breaks away from the stand-up to do little non-live bits, but while I often am not too thrilled with albums that do that, this one is definately an exception.
George makes some of the greatest bits ever known to man on this album (Interview with Jesus, Book Club, the advertising, etc.), and if anything, this is one album no Carlin fan should be without."