Monday, December 25, 2006

Firesign Theatre

Dear Friends
Columbia (Original Masters Series)

Originally released as a multi-LP set, this compilation offers some of
the best bits from their syndicated radio program, Dear Friends that was condensed from a twelve hour LP package sold to radio stations across the US in the early seventies.

No standard characters or long sketches, just four guys sitting around a table and messing with our - and each other's - minds. The largely improvised verbal jam sessions will tie your brain in knots like a pretzel. Falling asleep with this playing will severely tax your ability to maintain any semblance of normal human cognition the following day.
This is probably the rawest (philosophically speaking) form to experience the power of the hellish brains of Ossman, Austin, Bergman and Proctor, still at it after forty years.

Toad Away.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Thanks for posting this. I have the vinyl and was about halfway through ripping/converting it. Now I can use my time for other stuff. This is my all-time favorite Firesign album. THANKS AGAIN!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Chardman said...

No sweat, pal.
I am in the same boat, having many on vinyl, but lack the time to rip them, edit, etc...
I am also posting this (and another shortly) over at skapunkrastafunk forum, as well as snagging others that are being shared by others.
Go check them out and check back here later.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous fuzz said...

Don't follow the balls. You've got glouvners disease. The only cure for which is death. Har har.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous rich said...

Deputy Dan has no friends.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Dale Houstman said...

Thanks for this share. I had the LP back in the day and lost it along the pathways. Then I got a tape of the thing, but - well - it's tape!! So it is nice to be able to own a CD of the boys, who seriously made the 60s a better place to live in.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Hazy Dave said...

Just ask for Miss George. Tell her necessity sent you.

1:05 PM  
Blogger zappahead said...

Thanks for sharing this compilation...never heard it before so looking forward to it....thanks very much...cheers.

10:20 AM  
Blogger David said...

Thanks for posting this.

Is track 28 missing or is the album misnumbered?

I have the vinyl version but no way to check it.

Great work. Thank you.

6:59 PM  

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