Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Take-Offs & Put-Ons
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
"It's our pick to make you sick!"
Shades Below | Tacoma, WA U.S.A. | 12/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album was actually released in 1967, but the original RCA copies are pretty hard-to-find (my Dad's had his copy ever since it first came out), so the 1972 reissue on Pickwick/Camden with a drawing of a bearded George is more common and easier to find. The absolute classic is obviously "Wonderful WINO". George also appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" many times around this time, and he did some of the routines found on this album.
I have the promo-label copy of the single of this--can you imagine that this was actually played on the radio atthe time? Then again, I can't imagine George putting out a routine out as a single now, but it would be very amusing to see his new single: "Farting in Public"."
Example of early (if less explicit) genius-classic!
michael d. chlanda | St. Louis, MO | 05/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This early album of comedy, recorded at the Roostertail in Detroit, shows the emerging genius that was and still is the legacy that George Carlin will leave to comedy.
Though less explicit (certainly) than his later albums, nonetheless, it's still funny. I'd like to see someone reissue a contemporary of Mr. Carlin's (who also was on "Little David" records, his later comedy label) the late, great, Clerow "Flip" Wilson; who's album, The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress, has some "classic" routines on it as well. Great introduction to the mind of a comic genius."
Some Classic Stuff In Here...
Michael Bugbee | Auckland, New Zealand | 07/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When listening to this album, you have to remember that this was Georgies first. And even then, for a first attempt, its pretty damned good. The track Wonderful Wino is a hilarious first take on a sketch that gets even better on his album FM & AM. This cd is an excellent example of Carlins comedic style that eventually morphed into the classic angry humour that many of his fans know and love today, especially seen in his latest album Complaints and Grievances. I cant give this album a five star rating because the final track isnt terribly funny, but if you appreciate Carlins older stuff as well as his new material, you should definatly buy this cd.
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