Back in Town [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Brian Egan
George Carlin fluctuates between two polar extremes of intellect on Back in Town. The album is mostly plagued by this single problem, which prevents it from reaching the heights it might have otherwise. Carlin's material is consistent, in that it all takes the form of societal criticism, but whereas his caustic gaze can sometimes intelligently deconstruct an issue as complicated as abortion, elsewhere his routine devolves into mere profane insults and gross-out humor. The aforementioned abortion bit joins a discussion of familiar expressions as the disc's highlights, and most of the parodies of modern phenomena in "Free-Floating Hostility" are on the mark. This meditation on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brian Egan
George Carlin fluctuates between two polar extremes of intellect on Back in Town. The album is mostly plagued by this single problem, which prevents it from reaching the heights it might have otherwise. Carlin's material is consistent, in that it all takes the form of societal criticism, but whereas his caustic gaze can sometimes intelligently deconstruct an issue as complicated as abortion, elsewhere his routine devolves into mere profane insults and gross-out humor. The aforementioned abortion bit joins a discussion of familiar expressions as the disc's highlights, and most of the parodies of modern phenomena in "Free-Floating Hostility" are on the mark. This meditation on capital punishment and state-prison farms drags on with jokes taken so far that it's difficult to remember Carlin is actually parodying these issues. Also, skip over "Farting in Public" -- the title speaks for itself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679272829
  • Catalog Number: 92728
  • Sales rank: 9,206

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Carlin Primary Artist
Klem Klimeck Saxophone
Technical Credits
George Carlin Producer
Steve Hall Mastering
Terry Kulchar Engineer
Benjamin Niles Art Direction
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