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

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

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by The Firesign Theatre
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974855729
catalogNumber:
748557
Rank:
13332

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Tracks

  1. The Ralph Spoilsport Mantrum
  2. Zeno's Evil
  3. The Land of the Pharoahs
  4. Vacancy- No Vacancy
  5. The Lonesome American Choo-Choo Don' Wan' Stop Here Any Mo'
  6. Babes in Khaki
  7. TV or Not TV
  8. The Further Adventures of Nick Danger

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Firesign Theatre   Primary Artist
Phil Proctor   Flute,Violin,Vocals
Ambients Noyes Chora   Vocals
Android Sisters   Vocals
Philip Austin   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Band
Cathe Cozzi   Voices
Jane Dansie   Vocals
John Fresno   Bass,Guitar,Saxophone,Vocals
Grateful Boogies   Organ,Keyboards
David Grimm   Organ
John Kinick   Vocals
Little Bubbles   Saxophone
Cathleen O'Mara   Vocals
David Ossman   Percussion,Vocals,Band
Elizabeth Plumb   Vocals
Peter Bergman   Vocals,Band
William Malloch   Voices
Philip Proctor   Vocals,Band

Technical Credits

Phil Proctor   Contributor
Cyrus Faryar   Producer
Anna Lee Austin   Contributor
Grateful Boogies   Additional Music
David Grimm   Additional Music
Jack Lattig   Engineer
William F. Maaoch   Contributor
John McClure   Executive Consultant
David Ossman   Liner Notes
Quaglieri   Reissue Producer
Phil Austin   Liner Notes
William Driml   Engineer
Philip Proctor   Artwork,Art Direction

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How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JL_Garner More than 1 year ago
The Firesign Theatre's classic LP "How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All?" contains perhaps some of their best work. First up is the title track, a stream-of-consciousness acid trip featuring Firesign pitchman Ralph Spoilsport, W.C. Fields, and more double-entendres and 60s pop culture references than you can shake a stick at. The second track is the classic "The Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye," a send-up of the hard-boiled detective genre (including a villain/Peter Lorre sound-alike named Rocky Rococo). Younger audiences (myself included) may be puzzled on some of the pop culture references, but that's what the Internet and public libraries are for. A must-have that 40 years on is still funnier than most of what passes for comedy today.