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Firesign Theatre: How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All

Track List

>Ralph Spoilsport Mantrum, The
>Zeno's Evil
>Land of the Pharoahs, The
>Vacancy-No Vacancy
>Lonesome American Choo-Choo Don' Wan' Stop Here Any Mo', The
>Babes in Khaki
>Tv or Not Tv
>Further Adventures of Nick Danger, The

Album Notes

Firesign Theatre: Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, Phillip Proctor.

Producer: Cyrus Faryar.

Reissue producer: Bob Irwin.

Originally released on Columbia (CS 9884).

Digitally remastered by Vic Anesini (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).

Featuring better production than the debut album, Two Places at Once is a much tighter affair, with much happening throughout. Side one features a number of smaller sketches, with social commentary interwoven with smart television and radio parodies. It's side two, however, that makes this album worth having. The side-long "Further Adventures of Nick Danger" is a nearly perfect parody of a detective radio play, with sharp wordplay and interesting characters. The more fully developed nature of the piece makes the album worth repeated listening, which isn't the case with many other comedy albums released at about the same time. ~ Sean Carruthers


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