Have Moicy!
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Have Moicy!

January 1, 1976

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  Song Title
Midnight In Paris
Robbin' Banks
Slurf Song
Jackknife / The Red Newt
What Made My Hamburger Disappear
Sweet Lucy
Country Bump
Fooey Fooey
Jealous Daddy's Death Song
Driving Wheel
Weep Weep Weep
Hoodoo Bash

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  • Original Release Date: November 30, 1975
  • Label: Rounder
  • Total Length: 40:46
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  • ASIN: B00113SKRU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,946 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Absurdly Neglected American Musical Classic August 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first learned of this album by reading through Robert Christgau's collection of seventies record reviews for VILLAGE VOICE. He not only praised this album to the heavens, but named it his number one record of 1975.
Over the years, I have recommended this album to one person after another, and it has been heartbreaking to learn how very, very few people know of its existence. Occasionally you will hear one of the songs that first appeared on this album performed by other artists. I recently went to a Yo La Tenga/Eleventh Dream Day double bill, and Yo La Tenga performed "Griselda." The widespread neglect of this album is utterly unmerited by the quality of the music. These songs are witty, funny, silly, absurd, beautiful, and whimsical.
None of the tracks on the album are weak, and several stand out. "Midnight in Paris" is one of the funniest songs I know, with some really, really strange lyrics ("Life in a garret/Is fun if you share it" or "I'll use your bidet/And you'll wear my beret"). "Griselda" and "Sweet Lucy" are marvelously sweet tunes. "What Made My Hamburger Disappear" is . . . well, weird.
This is a flat out special album. I heartily recommend anyone who loves great folk music to give this one a shot. It won't be quite like anything else you have ever heard.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Now. November 10, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
It's like an Appalachian Cubist painting. The goofy, yelping Stampfel, the smooth, sardonic Frederick (the heart of the album, and its most underrated performer), and the sheer American Dadaist genius of Michael Hurley: each can easily be called the highlight of the record.
"Griselda" could have been written by Stephen Foster, "Driving Wheel" by Robert Johnson, "Slurf Song" by Tristan Tzara.
After years of mulling over "best" albums and "most influential" and other nonsense parlor games, I'll say this for the record: This is the best American rock album ever made.
"Oh I see the dishes over there, they fill me with despair."
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dream Team of Strange shows no mercy! July 28, 1998
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Michael Hurley, The Holy Modal Rounders (minus Weber), and Jeffrey Frederick and the Clamtones assembled briefly for this amazing music bash, a tour de force of demented creativity, in 1976, and it's still weird 22 years later. Songs about newts and substance abuse, berets and bidets, magic and death. If you can't afford more than one record from Amazon.com, this is the one to buy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No collection is complete without 'Have Moicy' October 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I love this record. There aren't many albums that stick with you like this one. Putting this album on the box is like having your favorite hippy uncle drop by with a bottle of wine and a load of hilarious stories to tell. It's steeped in a rich tradition of American folk strangeness, the seeds of which can be found in the Harry Smith Folkways collection. These are the psychedelic children of the Grand Ol' Opry in an inspired set of eccentric barn dance songs for the cosmically enhanced rock 'n roll farmboy. "Sweet Lucy" will never let you go...You won't regret buying this one, it's a keeper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars phase one October 20, 1999
Format:Audio CD
My ex wife broke my first copy in 1976. She said it was an accident...? Anyway, went right out and bought another, wore it out, bought another and now have the CD also. One of my favorites to be sure. Oh yeah, Have Moicy 2 is in the embryonic stages. Yippee!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Art February 15, 2000
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I first found this record as a college radio DJ on the only country radio show in Boston in the dark ages. I loved it immediately. Somebody stole my vinyl 10 years ago and haven't been able to find a new one 'til now. My kids sing, "I was cleaning my jackknife when you did appear, had to fight with you I cut off your ear," whenever they feel pressured. The album sounds like an enlightened Cletus the Slackjawed Yokel. It led me to check out Michael Hurley, The Holy Modal Rounders, Jeffery Fredericks, and Ed Sanders. All of them are trendsetters in the style of Britney Spears, The Beatles, Vivaldi, Mozart, Madonna. Julio Iglesias, Clapton, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Jay-Z, Li'l Wayne, The Killers, and Siouxsie Sioux.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DRIVE YOUR GIRLFRIENDS INSANE September 23, 2008
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Folks, this album is legendary. The male hippies i grew up with played this LP so frequently that it was often the biggest point of argument in the household, especially when drugs were in short supply. (times of no money and pot will get you through hard times better than money and no pot). Now, it's 30 years later, and i still remember all the songs and hearing them again is better than a mutual full body orgasm with a juicy college student. If i had to choose between living my life without this album, or without the entire rest of all the music i have or have ever heard, it would be any easy choice. If i have to tell you my choice then you've never heard this album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sui generis January 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Words almost fail me in describing this CD. Fast and loose musicianship, smirky lyrics and a general atmosphere of anarchy are all on exhibit here. I find it impossible to remain in a bad mood after listening to this. Toujours l'amor!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius
I'm now going to buy everything this guy has ever done. Just ordered two more in fact. This stuff is the work of pure comic and musical genius. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kiboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Have no Mercy!!
This is a fun time and a piece of our musical history. This album also set the stage for alternative country music.
Published 2 months ago by William Robert Kinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This is one of my favorite records of all time, and I'm not just a folkie. Funny, inventive, memorable. I still have my old vinyl copy and I have played my CD hundreds of times. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ellen Shay
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
Brilliant - what more is there to say? My brother brought up this album many, many years ago and I listened to a couple tracks and I finally figured I'd give it another listen - so... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Colleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this LP!!!
I have loved this record since the first time I heard it. Several of these songs are family faves that we burst into for no particular reason. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bret Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite record ever
the reason i needed to get a new copy of "have moicy" is that i just gave my copy to paul murphy, an incredibly talented musician who lives in queens these days. Read more
Published 10 months ago by b.chimp
5.0 out of 5 stars Required listening
If you like weird music from the 70s. this is the album for you! But also some great music, let's look at the song titles"Jealous Daddy's Death song" (don't you monkey with... Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Swift
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album
Big michael hurley fan. it took a couple go throughs to really like this album, but i've come to like it a lot. silly/fun with some really solid folk songs.
Published 11 months ago by Wesley Barrett Quinlan
5.0 out of 5 stars great service, thanks
Great, fast service. Product came, in great shape, long before the projected date. Will be back for more, thanks.

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Published on March 4, 2012 by stephen cole
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Amazon
I received the LP HAVE MOICY! in the mail a few weeks back. This particular record is really hard to find. I was a little worried that it might be beat up a bit. i was wrong! Read more
Published on January 30, 2011 by Owen Marchildon
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