Greatest Fits: The Best of How Big'a Boy Are Ya?

Greatest Fits: The Best of How Big'a Boy Are Ya?

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by Roy D. Mercer
     
 

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The hillbilly hothead returns with 13 of his greatest fits, and three new ones to boot. These "fits" follow Roy D. Mercer's hilarious, tried-and-true formula: He calls an unsuspecting person, stands up for family members who supposedly have been taken advantage of by unscrupulous businesspeople, demands financial restitution, and upon the inevitable refusal summarily

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The hillbilly hothead returns with 13 of his greatest fits, and three new ones to boot. These "fits" follow Roy D. Mercer's hilarious, tried-and-true formula: He calls an unsuspecting person, stands up for family members who supposedly have been taken advantage of by unscrupulous businesspeople, demands financial restitution, and upon the inevitable refusal summarily threatens the accused with a country ass-whuppin'. Among the gems here: "Travel Agency," in which he mercilessly grills a hapless agent about the specifics of a nonexistent tour of Bixby, Oklahoma; "Vet Bill," featuring a classic Mercer tirade over a costly "teat reduction" surgery for a dog; and "Bowling Ball Fungus," a landmark bit in which we learn that Roy's beleaguered son Raymond has lost his position at the Sonic Drive-In after picking up a fungus from a bowling ball, which leads Roy to demand that the alley's manager reimburse him a week's worth of Raymond's salary. The three new cuts live up to this high standard -- especially "Unlucky Charmer," in which Mercer lambastes a fellow who he claims got his underage stepdaughter drunk and thus caused her to be cited for DUI. Charlie Daniels pitches in and helps bring the collection to a rousing, musical close on the country-rap hybrid "How Big'A Boy Are Ya?" From the evidence here, Mercer's righteous anger remains undiminished with age, rendering him more cantankerous and thin-skinned with each passing year.

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Greatest Fits: The Best of How Big'a Boy Are Ya? collects tracks from the first six volumes of country comedian Roy D. Mercer's How Big'a Boy Are Ya? series of prank-call albums; there are also three new calls included as a bonus. It's an obvious first purchase for newcomers.

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Release Date:
04/25/2000
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724384908522
catalogNumber:
49085

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Greatest Fits: The Best of How Big'a Boy Are Ya? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'd heard ol' Roy on the radio a few times and really enjoyed his humor. This collection is a scream! I really enjoyed the parts where the unsupecting ''victim'' takes Roy on and invites him to come and try to ''whup their a##.'' The funniest ones are the two tracks where the ''victim'' just laughs while Roy tries to get their dander up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago