Firesign Theatre

Emerging from the alternative LA radio scene during the summer of love and onto the record shelf of every self-respecting hippie and beatnik well into the seventies, THE FIRESIGN THEATRE took comedy into the psychedelic era. With their multi-layered satirical parodies, improvisational routines, peculiar puns and obscure media and literary references, PHIL AUSTIN, PETER BERGMAN, DAVID OSSMAN and PHILIP PROCTOR wrote some of the most original and surrealistic comedy theater ever!

Now, their first four ground-breaking albums have been reissued by Legacy. Intelligent, irreverent and just plain "out there," these records redefined the concept of recorded comedy. And with their upcoming new album and a major public television broadcast of their live show in early December, these records are as essential as ever!


Waiting For The Electrician WAITING FOR THE ELECTRICIAN, OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM
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Some of the troupe's finest work. Originally released in 1968, the album is reflective of the time - with drug references and with psychedelic sensibility. Taking in satire ("Temporarily Humboldt County") and spoofs ("Beat the Reaper") and a whole lot of weird wordplay, Waiting For The Electrician... is the album that unleashed The Firesign Theater on the country. Groovy!

Unindexed Bonus Track! 4 minutes of extra material, "The Mantras and the Shakras" - previously unissued!


How Can You Be I'm already tired of typing HOW CAN YOU BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE WHEN YOU'RE NOT ANYWHERE AT ALL?
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While featuring sketches of smart social commentary alongside television and radio parodies, this album also introduced the Nick Danger character with a near-perfect parody of a detective radio play "Further Adventures of Nick Danger." Featuring some of their finest work ever, How Can You Be In Two Places... "is far funnier than any comedy record that quotes James Joyce's Ulysses has a right to be." (Amazon)


Don't Crush That Dwarf DON'T CRUSH THAT DWARF, HAND ME THE PLIERS
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The life and times of George Leroy Tirebiter viewed through hilarious spoofs and takes on adventure films, televangelists, commercials, war films and more. Funny, intelligent, even poignant, Don't Crush That Dwarf..is a masterpiece comedy concept album.


We're All Bozos On This Bus I THINK WE'RE ALL BOZOS ON THIS BUS
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Picking up where Don't Crush That Dwarf left off, I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus is another concept album - a "stream of comedy" look at the future which takes on technology and humanity's place in the equation. Comedy taken to the edge of absurdity.


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