What Am I Doing in New Jersey?
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And far from being the beginning of the end, this record marked a new beginning for Carlin. Not quite as precisely effective as either some of his later work nor his very early stuff, I'll grant you. Still, a definite improvement on the fairly lackluster "A Place for My Stuff" and "Playin' With Your Head", to be sure. He IS more passionate and more impatient here, yes -- and that's to the benefit of the material. (Just how good can your act be if you yourself are fairly dispassionate about it?) Bottom line, he's starting to try again. That's a good thing.
I found the first ten or so minutes to be particularly good, myself -- but that's coming from someone who values the social commentary side of Carlin's routine more than the "little things" part of the equation (ask yourself how many comics can do one, and how many can do the other). There's real substance there -- the material itself is meatier, so there's greater potential for it to effect you, as well.
And the pointing out of absurd hypocrisy (especially in the political sphere) is always good, powerful, resonant stuff. There's quite a bit of it at the album's beginning, and Carlin must've had a field day with it -- and it shows. Still, I'd recommend giving the whole album a once-over -- or more. I wouldn't necessarily rank 'New Jersey' up there with, say, 'Back in Town', but I definitely think it's worth picking up.
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Very little about Jersey, but very funny stuff from the middle part of George's career. I need to listen to him every now and then, and this is one of his better CD'S post... Read morePublished on December 14, 2013 by Frank J. Altschul
good to lesson to a true master of the craft one of the all time greatest Humorists of all timePublished on May 28, 2013 by kent
This album is what made me a George Carlin fan. Conservatives will HATE what Carlin has to say. He drops way too much truth and logic on the Religious Right for them to be able to... Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Greg D
Any Carlin review I write will always be the same. He was a genius; I loved his comedy, his "take" on everything; I miss him so much.
He had so much more to offer. Read more
A very good comedy performance from one of the leading comedians of our past 50 years. Georges' unique insight, is put to words that our mothers would be horrified to learn we... Read morePublished on July 4, 2009 by Dean A. Scanlon
This is one of, if not his funniest albums out there. I highly recommend it.Published on June 3, 2009 by craig gennrich