The Little David Years: 1971-1977 [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Dr. Demento
Over the last three decades, George Carlin has used his wild, wickedly intelligent, and politically pointed wit to take on hypocrisy and repression. But it was during the early '70s that the maverick wit won the most friends and influenced the most people. This remarkable seven-disc box flashes back to that heyday. Here are the classic, early Carlin albums -- including 1972's FM & AM, 1973's Class Clown, and 1974's Occupation: Foole! -- that loving fans memorized word for word and line by line, as if they were screwball sacred text. Here are the classic bits -- "Filthy Words," "Sex in Commercials," "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" -- that tickled liberal...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dr. Demento
Over the last three decades, George Carlin has used his wild, wickedly intelligent, and politically pointed wit to take on hypocrisy and repression. But it was during the early '70s that the maverick wit won the most friends and influenced the most people. This remarkable seven-disc box flashes back to that heyday. Here are the classic, early Carlin albums -- including 1972's FM & AM, 1973's Class Clown, and 1974's Occupation: Foole! -- that loving fans memorized word for word and line by line, as if they were screwball sacred text. Here are the classic bits -- "Filthy Words," "Sex in Commercials," "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" -- that tickled liberal funny bones and enraged conservatives. And, for an added bonus, here is a heap of hard-to-find stuff, like a swell 72-minute collection of unreleased outtakes that includes amazing snippets of the future comedian at age 12, in full command of a Coney Island "record-your-own-voice" coin machine. For the true Carlinite, that alone is worth the price of the box, and it's hard to imagine a more definitive edition.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
During the early '70s, few comedians were as influential, controversial, or funny as George Carlin. Picking up where Lenny Bruce left off, Carlin became the counterculture comedian, vigorously pushing the limits of good taste while making pointed political and social commentaries. He did this in concert, but also did it on wax -- for the label Little David. Prior to signing with Little David, he cut an album in 1967, but that was before his transformation to radical joke-maker. With 1971's FM & AM, he debuted his new routine, and the results were as scintillating and hysterical on vinyl as they were in concert. Over the next six years, he cut five other records for the label, including the classic Class Clown, which contained the first recording of his notorious "Seven Dirty Words" routine. As the decade progressed, he became a bigger star, turning out nearly a record a year. Carlin's last album for Little David, 1977's On the Road, suggested that he was entering a bit of a slump, due to both hard work and various addictions. He took a full four years off from recording, re-emerging in 1981 with A Place for My Stuff!, his first album for Atlantic. That was a very good record, but the core of Carlin's legacy was in his six albums for Little David. All those albums, plus a disc of non-LP highlights, are reissued on the seven-disc box set The Little David Years: 1971-1977. While it's possible to hear some decline on the last two maybe three LPs, this is all prime Carlin. He never lost it -- indeed, some routines, like "Baseball vs. Football," were even improved over the years -- but it's still great to hear the original versions of these seminal bits. Amazingly, some of this still sounds controversial, even dangerous although it is true that "Seven Dirty Words" has lost some of its bite over the years. It's a big, expensive, exhaustive box set, but for the serious Carlin fan or comedy listener, it's an essential purchase.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/1999
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679285324
  • Catalog Number: 92853

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shoot (5:55)
  2. 2 The Hair Piece (2:53)
  3. 3 Sex in Commercials (5:20)
  4. 4 Drugs (4:23)
  5. 5 Birth Control (5:10)
  6. 6 Son of Wino (6:31)
  7. 7 Divorce Game (4:29)
  8. 8 Ed Sullivan Self Taught (3:26)
  9. 9 Let's Make a Deal (4:48)
  10. 10 11 O'Clock News (7:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Class Clown (16:06)
  2. 2 Wasting Time: Sharing a Swallow (2:27)
  3. 3 Values (How Much Is That Dog Crap in the Window?) /Shoot Is Shit ... (5:16)
  4. 4 I Used to Be Irish Catholic (2:57)
  5. 5 The Confessional (4:12)
  6. 6 Special Dispensation: Heaven, Hell. Purgatory and Limbo (3:41)
  7. 7 Heavy Mysteries (1:59)
  8. 8 Muhammad Ali-America the Beautiful (4:35)
  9. 9 Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television (7:03)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Welcome to My Job (3:02)
  2. 2 Occupation: Foole (3:41)
  3. 3 White Harlem (4:45)
  4. 4 Hallway Groups (2:07)
  5. 5 Black Consciousness (2:38)
  6. 6 New York Voices (7:06)
  7. 7 Grass Swept the Neighborhood (1:25)
  8. 8 Childhood Cliches (4:04)
  9. 9 Cute Little Farts (5:10)
  10. 10 Raisin Rhetoric (2:06)
  11. 11 Filthy Words (11:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Goofy Shit (3:59)
  2. 2 Toledo Window Box (4:56)
  3. 3 Nursery Rhymes (4:15)
  4. 4 Some Werds (7:57)
  5. 5 Water Sez (1:05)
  6. 6 The Metric System (2:09)
  7. 7 God (6:43)
  8. 8 Gay Lib (2:06)
  9. 9 Snot, the Original Rubber Cement (2:54)
  10. 10 Urinals Are 50 Percent Universal (2:27)
  11. 11 A Few More Farts (5:55)
Disc 5
  1. 1 New News (4:21)
  2. 2 Teenage Masturbation (4:53)
  3. 3 Mental Hot Foots (2:54)
  4. 4 High on the Plane (4:29)
  5. 5 Bodily Functions (5:44)
  6. 6 Wurds (1:01)
  7. 7 For Name's Sake (6:59)
  8. 8 Baseball - Football (2:03)
  9. 9 Good Sports (2:30)
  10. 10 Flesh Colored Band-Aids (2:48)
  11. 11 Religious Lift (3:31)
  12. 12 Radio Dial (1:52)
  13. 13 Y'Ever (2:29)
  14. 14 Unrelated Things (2:21)
Disc 6
  1. 1 On the Road (4:46)
  2. 2 Death and Dying (13:48)
  3. 3 News (4:23)
  4. 4 Kids Are Too Small (3:11)
  5. 5 Rules, Rules, Rules! (2:32)
  6. 6 Parents' Cliches and Children's Secret Answers (3:19)
  7. 7 Words We Leave Behind (1:55)
  8. 8 Dogs (5:06)
  9. 9 Supermarkets (7:03)
Disc 7
  1. 1 George's Disc-Jockey Theme and Show Opening (0:59)
  2. 2 Tattoos (3:11)
  3. 3 Hitchhiking (0:55)
  4. 4 Clerks, Hankies, and Emma (5:15)
  5. 5 Elmo's Song - Johnny Badcheck (1:11)
  6. 6 Monopoly (4:03)
  7. 7 New Sports (4:15)
  8. 8 Hitchhiking (1:47)
  9. 9 Guacamole (0:43)
  10. 10 Nuts in Cake and Toenail Clippings (1:41)
  11. 11 400,000 American Musical Favorites (6:24)
  12. 12 Peas (5:57)
  13. 13 Losing Your Place (6:15)
  14. 14 I'm Musical (7:02)
  15. 15 Lost and Found (3:19)
  16. 16 Public Affairs (4:18)
  17. 17 Snapper Lawn Mowers (2:34)
  18. 18 How to Handle a Heckler (1:04)
  19. 19 Closing (1:47)
  20. 20 [Untitled Track] (8:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Carlin Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
George Carlin Producer
Peter Abbott Remixing
Ken Caillat Engineer
Monte Kay Producer
Jack Lewis Producer
Hank McGill Remixing
Richie Schmitt Engineer, Remixing
Benjamin Niles Art Direction
Steve Debro Executive Producer
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    u cant help but love him ... its a classic & so is he

    as soon as i saw this box set i couldnt resist from buyin it & am glad that i did. i have heard all of the discs n still LMAO this day. i am fortunate that i met him several yrs ago. there will never be another 1 like him.

    i bought this box set & his 2 early books w/me when he made an appearance at a bookstore. i not only had my photo taken w/him (& by himself)but both books signed. i was even more fortunate 2 have the the box (that the discs came in),each disc cover individually & the booklet signed as well. now if that aint somethin 2 treasure then just listenin 2 him is. even at the book signin he was comical. who cant help but luv him .... i know i cant.

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