The Family Album

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
With ten Roy D. Mercer albums in the racks, plus a line of T-shirts and other merchandise mentioned in the CD booklet and even a website, it's hard to believe that anyone in the intended audience for the fictional prank-call creation of Tulsa, OK, radio comedians Brent Douglas and Phil Stone doesn't already know about him, which would make them impervious to the calls themselves. Simply put, the duo, primed by a family member or fellow worker, call up some unsuspecting person and adopt the persona of the belligerent country hick Roy D. Mercer, who is always waxing wroth about some absurd wrong that has been done to him or, in the present case, a member of his family or...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
With ten Roy D. Mercer albums in the racks, plus a line of T-shirts and other merchandise mentioned in the CD booklet and even a website, it's hard to believe that anyone in the intended audience for the fictional prank-call creation of Tulsa, OK, radio comedians Brent Douglas and Phil Stone doesn't already know about him, which would make them impervious to the calls themselves. Simply put, the duo, primed by a family member or fellow worker, call up some unsuspecting person and adopt the persona of the belligerent country hick Roy D. Mercer, who is always waxing wroth about some absurd wrong that has been done to him or, in the present case, a member of his family or a pet. Mercer demands money and then threatens to go over and beat up the listener. The fun comes in seeing how long he can fool his victim into thinking the call is serious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/30/2002
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724354022623
  • Catalog Number: 40226
  • Sales rank: 276,046

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy D. Mercer Primary Artist
Andy Engel Narrator
Technical Credits
Steve Keller Art Direction
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Joe Rogers Art Direction
Phil Stone Producer
Benny Quinn Mastering
Brent Douglas Producer
Denise Jarvis Producer
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