Thinky Pain [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If his smart and snide 2011 release This Has to Be Funny was a Spalding Gray-like monologue that bordered on being a one-man show, Marc Maron's smart and surly Thinky Pain is built more like a traditional comedy set, even if it uses the platform for its own creative purposes. The touchstone for the style is right up front with "Bill Hicks Was a Poet" giving away the name of the album's biggest influence, but Hicks is also just a jumping-off point, as the self-loathing, self-promoting, and wisdom that's somewhere between stoner logic and Slavoj Zizek all scream "Maron! Maron! Maron!" The set feels free-form and cutting-edge and yet old-school jokes that smack of Henny ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
If his smart and snide 2011 release This Has to Be Funny was a Spalding Gray-like monologue that bordered on being a one-man show, Marc Maron's smart and surly Thinky Pain is built more like a traditional comedy set, even if it uses the platform for its own creative purposes. The touchstone for the style is right up front with "Bill Hicks Was a Poet" giving away the name of the album's biggest influence, but Hicks is also just a jumping-off point, as the self-loathing, self-promoting, and wisdom that's somewhere between stoner logic and Slavoj Zizek all scream "Maron! Maron! Maron!" The set feels free-form and cutting-edge and yet old-school jokes that smack of Henny Youngman are welcome ("My dad was a doctor so I grew up a hypochondriac. How else are you going to get attention?") while topics like experiencing a midlife crisis ("I bought a turntable and a tube amp"), morning zoo radio staffs ("There's always a main guy, a laughing guy, and a baffled and shocked woman"), and vegans ("I get it, you have an ideological eating disorder") draw both unconventional thoughts and traditional, sharp punchlines. There's a bit about trying to "get" Captain Beefheart that should thrill hipsters of all generations, and while all of this skillful juggling of the edgy and the comfortable might sound like his breakthrough moment, Thinky Pain is a bit too loose to recommend fully to the Marc Maron newcomer. Check This Has to Be Funny for a set that's more "composed," but they certainly could have called this one "This Has to Be Funny Too" and gotten away with it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2014
  • Label: Comedy Central
  • UPC: 824363019628
  • Catalog Number: 196
  • Sales rank: 68,354

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro: Chat with Tom Scharpling (2:58)
  2. 2 Bill Hicks Was A Poet (3:14)
  3. 3 Drug Wisdom (2:40)
  4. 4 Vinyl Midlife Crisis (2:44)
  5. 5 Beefheart (4:05)
  6. 6 I'm Not Prepared (1:39)
  7. 7 My System (1:46)
  8. 8 Autoerotic Asphyxiation (2:58)
  9. 9 Morning Zoo (4:31)
  10. 10 I Judge (4:31)
  11. 11 I'm Not an Atheist (6:03)
  12. 12 Born A Jew (2:58)
  13. 13 Israel (3:12)
  14. 14 Hypochondria (6:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Viagra (5:26)
  2. 2 Why I Don't Like Sports (9:48)
  3. 3 Theater Comedy (0:55)
  4. 4 Doomed Clown (7:12)
  5. 5 Old Dad (2:22)
  6. 6 Kauai (1:07)
  7. 7 Roosters (2:29)
  8. 8 Helicopters (1:50)
  9. 9 Boat (4:11)
  10. 10 Porn Brain (6:52)
  11. 11 Outro: Chat with Sam Lipsyte & Scharpling (1:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Maron Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Derrick Executive Producer
Steve Rossiter Mastering
Lance Bangs Director, Producer
Jack Vaughn Executive Producer
Jon D'Uva Engineer
Brian Volk-Weiss Executive Producer
Marc Maron Executive Producer
Dan Lubetkin Executive Producer
Jay Chapman Executive Producer
Dara Frank Producer
Olivia Wingate Executive Producer
Steve Raizes Executive Producer
Matthew Modula Audio Production
Matthew Lefevre Audio Production
Kathy Welch Producer
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