10 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout his stellar debut, Steve Martin hams it up as a hokey gagman and banjo player hopelessly out of step with modern times. He’s Roy Rogers stranded in a world of disco-cool. At the same time, his shtick reveals a wealth of deliciously nonsensical layers. He routinely melts into animated gibberish bordering on the psychedelic (“Vegas”), or jump-cuts to self-referential commentary that draws attention to his own ridiculousness (“Funny Comedy Gags”). Never has comedy been at once so cerebral and so foolish.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Throughout his stellar debut, Steve Martin hams it up as a hokey gagman and banjo player hopelessly out of step with modern times. He’s Roy Rogers stranded in a world of disco-cool. At the same time, his shtick reveals a wealth of deliciously nonsensical layers. He routinely melts into animated gibberish bordering on the psychedelic (“Vegas”), or jump-cuts to self-referential commentary that draws attention to his own ridiculousness (“Funny Comedy Gags”). Never has comedy been at once so cerebral and so foolish.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

NLinde ,

Great Memories

I love this album! I still think about putting bologna in my shoes when I want to feel funny. And when I go on a road trip I'm,
R A M B L I N ' I'm glad I found this on iTunes. I feel like I'm 13 again.

funnytime Punk ,

one of my favorites of all time

This is one of the first comedy LPs I heard growing up. I can recite the routines from memory. Means a lot to me.

Backfire125 ,

I am grinning ear to ear

I agree with the other review - feel 13 again. Funny I was singing the grandmother's song to my 13 year old the other day. We used to enjoy that on the 8-track! Steve Martin is genius.

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