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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's our pick to make you sick!"
This album was actually released in 1967, but the original RCA copies are pretty hard-to-find (my Dad's had his copy ever since it first came out), so the 1972 reissue on Pickwick/Camden with a drawing of a bearded George is more common and easier to find. The absolute classic is obviously "Wonderful WINO". George also appeared on "The Ed Sullivan...
Published on December 20, 2002 by Shades Below

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3.0 out of 5 stars For the Long time Carlin Fan
It is nice to see that "Take Offs and Put Ons" has been released on CD. My orginal Vinyl copy of this gem is completely un-listenable. This recording features a younger, less angry George Carlin before he fully developed the sharp social criticism that his more recent shows have featured. And while some of the material may be dated, the "Wonderful Wino...
Published on June 16, 1999 by Ian Markley


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's our pick to make you sick!", December 20, 2002
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Shades Below (Tacoma, WA U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Take-Offs & Put-Ons (Audio CD)
This album was actually released in 1967, but the original RCA copies are pretty hard-to-find (my Dad's had his copy ever since it first came out), so the 1972 reissue on Pickwick/Camden with a drawing of a bearded George is more common and easier to find. The absolute classic is obviously "Wonderful WINO". George also appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" many times around this time, and he did some of the routines found on this album.
I have the promo-label copy of the single of this--can you imagine that this was actually played on the radio atthe time? Then again, I can't imagine George putting out a routine out as a single now, but it would be very amusing to see his new single: "Farting in Public".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Example of early (if less explicit) genius-classic!, May 28, 2003
This review is from: Take-Offs & Put-Ons (Audio CD)
This early album of comedy, recorded at the Roostertail in Detroit, shows the emerging genius that was and still is the legacy that George Carlin will leave to comedy.
Though less explicit (certainly) than his later albums, nonetheless, it's still funny. I'd like to see someone reissue a contemporary of Mr. Carlin's (who also was on "Little David" records, his later comedy label) the late, great, Clerow "Flip" Wilson; who's album, The Devil Made Me Buy This Dress, has some "classic" routines on it as well. Great introduction to the mind of a comic genius.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is basically a Rebuttal, July 14, 1999
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I want to take issue with the person from Norway who put this album down so badly. He/she needs to pay more Attention. While it may be true that the CD was released in 1997, the actual Album was released in 1972 or so. Obviously, that means that the material will be dated. I enjoy most All of Carlin's material except when he Dismisses God's Existence. But, since I am 46 years old and have Lived through many of the things he talks about, I LOVE this album BECAUSE of the Cleanliness and Nostalgia of the material. I believe that older people who haven't heard it Should, and I think that Younger people who would like to know what life was like in those days should hear it too. Along with the "CLASSIC GOLD" reissue, this is my Favorite George Carlin album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Classic Stuff In Here..., July 20, 2005
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When listening to this album, you have to remember that this was Georgies first. And even then, for a first attempt, its pretty damned good. The track Wonderful Wino is a hilarious first take on a sketch that gets even better on his album FM & AM. This cd is an excellent example of Carlins comedic style that eventually morphed into the classic angry humour that many of his fans know and love today, especially seen in his latest album Complaints and Grievances. I cant give this album a five star rating because the final track isnt terribly funny, but if you appreciate Carlins older stuff as well as his new material, you should definatly buy this cd.

Abuse and Flowers should be sent to michael_shagwell@hotmail.com
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice trip back in time., February 11, 1999
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This was recorded in the mid to late 60's, before Carlin was a household word. Even back then he had a keen ear on the woes of our society. It's also great proof that an artist can be funny without being profane; there's no one swear word in it. Be sure to check out the bit on the Indian Sargaent.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For the Long time Carlin Fan, June 16, 1999
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Ian Markley (Manhattan, KS United States) - See all my reviews
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It is nice to see that "Take Offs and Put Ons" has been released on CD. My orginal Vinyl copy of this gem is completely un-listenable. This recording features a younger, less angry George Carlin before he fully developed the sharp social criticism that his more recent shows have featured. And while some of the material may be dated, the "Wonderful Wino Radio" routine is still one of his funniest bits ever. If you are a new fan of Carlin, pass on this one till later. But if you know what he sounds like now, check out how he sounded then. It is worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars When he was actually funny, October 4, 2007
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Ruthie Ann (Oldenburg, IN USA) - See all my reviews
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I've had the record album for a long time and was thrilled that it was put on CD. This was back in the days when Carlin was actually funny. I remember watching him on the Tonite show in the late 70's and 80's and laughing myself sick. A great talent that sadly compromised himself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, August 7, 2005
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I remember this album from my high school years & listening brought back a lot of memories. Pretty tame stuff compared to Carlin's newer work.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Carlin, July 22, 1999
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I am happy that this classic comedy album has fimally released on CD. The early Wonderful WINO,Indian Seargeant, newscast, daytime television and the commercial takeoffs were great. This is only for those who really liked Son of WINO and The 11 O' Clock News bits on FM&AM.
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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There'll be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting, September 20, 2000
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Ozzie (Brugge, Flanders) - See all my reviews
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This is a great early album by George Carlin, back from the days when he wasn't trying to change the world and hadn't become the annoying old bore he is today. "Wonderful WINO" is a classic, parodying the nonsense on top-40 radio shows. Some other Americanisms that are the victim of Carlin's sense of humor are commercials and daytime television. "The Indian sergeant" is great fun too ! If you have the slightest sense of humor, you will truly enjoy this album. It's hilarious !
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