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Not Insane or Anything You Want To
1972 - Not Insane or Anything You Want To: Columbia KC 31585
A real gem in a slimey sea of slime would not be an appropriate way to start this review or anything like it. I'm Not Insane but you will be if George Papoon and the Great Glutamoto, yes the big guy, come knock, knock knockin' at your front door. The Monster Island/Martian space party segment may be all you can stand, unless of course you sit down to rest your back... The justly famous play "Waiting on the Count of Monte Cristo, or someone like him" is perhaps the silliest parody of Shake-a-Speare ever devised and where would we be without those wacky commercial (thanks for the) interruptions? Although Not Insane isn't widely recognized as the great album that I (and millions more just like me) know it is I urge anyone: and everyone?} to find borrow purloin or otherwise ransack you vice-principals garden for that buried copy and listen to it NOW!! And whatever this dog does to your car... he's not FOR SALE but I am. So stay glued to this frequency for further developments ... ahso please to be apologize forgot to mention very strange Nick Danger spin-off w/Roto Noto Motor Detective... and no Bhuddist writers...
willie(who never sneazes)willy
the album has a density to it that makes initial penetration difficult.
(I'm tempted to get punny with that last statement, but never mind.)
In response I can only offer my opinion that it is WELL worth the
effort. The album is truly hilarious and I assure you that you will
be able to listen to it and understand it completely without straining
if you give several attempts. (I find the same is true of some of
Shakespeare's more difficult plays as well.) Put it in your car
stereo and let it soak in for a week. You will be rewarded by marathon
runs of puns and bizarre references to everything from basketball
to alchymical symbolism that are as brilliant as anything Firesign
ever did. I think Firesign knew this album would be difficult for
the casual listener: one of the first jokes I cracked up at on the
album was the Fool who says: "and yet, I speak so fast, I know
what I mean!!!"