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Freakin' at the Freakers Ball
Shel Silverstein
Freakin' at the Freakers Ball
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Children's Music
 
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Silverstein orginally gained fame as a cartoonist and satirist for Playboy magazine. His satirical songs first found a national audience with Johnny Cash's 'A Boy Called Sue', Loretta Lynn's 'Ones On The Way' and Dr. Hook'...  more »

      
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All Artists: Shel Silverstein
Title: Freakin' at the Freakers Ball
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Release Date: 8/17/1999
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Comedy & Spoken Word, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 617742008227, 0617742008227

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Album Description
Silverstein orginally gained fame as a cartoonist and satirist for Playboy magazine. His satirical songs first found a national audience with Johnny Cash's 'A Boy Called Sue', Loretta Lynn's 'Ones On The Way' and Dr. Hook's interpretations of several of Silverstein's best, including 'Sylvia's Mother' and 'Cover Of The Rolling Stone'. Silverstein's own recordings have earned him a cult following. This album is a 1973 release with 3 added bonus tracks, 'A Front Row Seat To Hear Ole Johnny Sing', '26 Second Song' & 'Everybody's MAkin' It Big But Me'. Standard jewel case. 1999 release.

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CD Reviews

My favorite album from the 70s
plaster-caster | The Grandville Greyhound Station | 10/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1973, I was in High School and my girlfriend gave me a copy of the original album. She and the album taught me more about sex than I had ever dreamed there could be. The title track alone had me looking up "necrophilia" and a dozen other deviations. This album has been a cherished part of my collection now for almost 30 years. Not just because of the memories, but because the music is so damn good. Shel Silverstein, Dr. Hook and the others play some crankin' tunes, and it's impossible to feel down when you sing along to "Polly in a Porny". Perhaps the most compelling thing I can say about this album is that my ex-wife absolutely hated it (She was the Kenny-G type, but a great "Thumbsucker"). Anyway, my turntable died a few years ago and I moved all my vinyl records into a box in the basement. Of all the albums in that box, I miss this one the most. Tonight, while browsing Amazon, I was elated to find it again on CD! I'm sure that my new "Masochistic Baby" will love it."
My favorite of his albums
plaster-caster | 09/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't own it on CD, so I don't know about the additional songs that have been added, but the original album is just fabulous. From the first track "Thumbsucker" (a hell of a parody/tribute to all those gospel/soul stuff common in the 60s, but boy, what a twist) to the irreverency of "I Got Stoned and I Missed it" and "Don't Give a Dose to the One You Love Most" to the final track, one that gives me chills every single time I hear it, "The Man That Got No Sign." It was the track I heard just before I found out about Shel's death and I wonder about that to this very day.Anyway, go buy it if you have a less than politically correct (aka incredibly subversive) sense of humor and marvel that this gem actually got promoted by CBS, let alone produced. OK, so the promos were directed towards "Sahra (note the spelling) Cynthia Sylvia Stout.." but still, that's promotion anyway."
Best. Lyric. Ever.
Aaron B. Pryor | Arlington, VA United States | 03/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Best. Lyric. Ever: "I spend each dime I can afford. I swear it's gonna win an academy award. I saw Polly in a porny with a pony, and the pony seemed a little bored.""