Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
"Look--up in the sky! It's a crow! It's a bat! It's ..." A collection of routines (or portions of routines) culled from other Pryor CDs, Supernigger works best as an introduction to the comedian's standup act. If you've on... more »
"Look--up in the sky! It's a crow! It's a bat! It's ..." A collection of routines (or portions of routines) culled from other Pryor CDs, Supernigger works best as an introduction to the comedian's standup act. If you've only seen the concert films and want to hear what all the fuss is about, Supernigger can whet your appetite. Anyone who's more than a casual fan, however, will likely be turned off by this CD's sloppy editing and jerky transitions from bit to bit. Supernigger still packs a few laughs--particularly if you've never heard Pryor before--but it will appeal most to rabid completists looking to round out their catalog and budding Pryor-philes primed for an overview. --Michael Gerber
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Ruchard's always funny, but CD doesn't do him justice
Keturah Kendrick | 01/05/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge Pryor fan so I can't say this CD was not worth the $. One of the many aspects of his work that has properly classified Pryor in the genius category is his brutal (sometimes frightening) honesty about experiences he has encountered and the not so attractive characters he knew as the "norm" growing up.Supernigger is a must-have for those who love to be reminded of our "unsung" heroes - the broke brotha from next door, the take no trash sista from the bar, the gold-flashing, cadillac driving pimp/macdaddy and other such members of the innercity black community especially prevalent in the 1960's.However, the editing of this CD does not do a good job in showcasing Richard's perfect comedic timing, amazing imagination and the connections between each individual bit. At times, it seems to be disjointed and choppy. Those who aren't Pryor students would probably think he is not as polished a performer as he truly was during most of these routines.I will recommend it though. Our stories being told by our father/uncle/brother/cousin/ ex-boyfriend. It is worth a listen. And more than a few hearty email@example.com"
Decent, but far from his best...
Keturah Kendrick | 10/26/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'd love to give this a higher rating, but the poor sound quality and choppy editing make this a poor choice for a first-time Pryor buyer. Even the best bits ("Fighting," "Fathers", "Cold Blood & Smoove") aren't enough to warrant buying this over his other albums. Get 'Craps' and 'Is it something I Said?' first, and if you love them, then give this a try."
Look up in the sky! It's a crow! It's a bat! No, it's....
Shades Below | Tacoma, WA U.S.A. | 10/29/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is bascially a compilation of bits from the many previous albums that were put out by the Laff label in the 70's. By the time it was the early 80's, the producers were really scraping the barrel by using none-too-interesting bits with bad editing, and in one case, a recording suffering from bad tape speed (the "Rev. Du-Rite" album, one of the last ones from Laff). So yes, there are some good bits on here, sadly undone by editing, sometimes when a bit isn't even quite over (the title track comes to mind). Get "Are You Serious???" if you want to hear his earlier material, it's one of the best."