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Mayhem Aforethought - August 19, 1973 - You Are There

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Mayhem Aforethought is a unique time capsule that allows the listener to travel back to 1973 and hear a complete uncut and uncensored performance of Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys; from introduction of the band to the DJ's promotional wrap up. This CD was recorded during a live KSAN radio broadcast with a studio audience including Ken Kesey, Jerry Garcia and entourage.

Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys burst onto the outlaw music scene in 1973. They were irreverent, politically incorrect and in your face. Kinky's songs were witty, sarcastic, shocking and cutting edge; surprisingly, that remains true today. Mayhem Aforethought is the only album ever recorded that presents a complete show with the original Kinky Friedman & The Texas Jewboys band members. The uncensored interplay between Kinky and the Jewboys during the show is as entertaining (or more so) as the songs themselves.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Introduction
  2. We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to You
  3. Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
  4. Western Union Wire
  5. Highway Cafe
  6. Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed
  7. Schmucker's Jam
  8. High on Jesus
  9. Band Introduction
  10. Lover Please
  11. Nashville Casualty & Life
  12. Sold America
  13. Carryin' the Torch
  14. The Ballad of Charles Whitman
  15. Ride 'Em Jewboy


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 14, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sphincter Records
  • ASIN: B0009QTRTK
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Rodney McDonald on September 7, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you want to know what it was like to have been there, or just enjoy this groundbreaking music from a magical time in history, it doesn't get any better than this. If you are from Texas, or have any connection to the State, this is essential. I can't begin to cover all the various angles and perspectives represented by the music and its commentary on contemporary early-70's society; it goes well beyond knee-slapping laughter and comic entertainment. It's that, plus heavy at the same time. Well, nothing more I can say except "5 Stars" in my book...this one and "Sold American". And to top it all, Kinky appears likely to be the next Governor of Texas in 2006. I think there's hope for the World. "Thank ya very much!" "You're welcome Kinky"
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Great condition, still works even though I play it on repeat quite a bit!
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