Wild & Crazy Guy
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W&CG begins at The Boardinghouse nightclub in San Francisco; the first three tracks sound like outtake material from the Let's Get Small performances. Here, though, Steve sports a rougher, less inhibited edge, such as when he boasts that he gets his drinks at half-price. He runs down a list of bogus books he's authored - the funniest is How To Get Along With Everyone, which he coauthored with someone he doesn't get along with - and then pontificates on language in his own inimitable fashion.
He tackles language again late in the second track amid pieces on philosophy, religion (Steve finds that The Lord has tallied the times he's used His name in vein, and it numbers 1,000,006), and college - feeling humiliated over the greatness of Leonardo Da Vinci, Steve takes up juggling, then outlines a dirty trick to play on impressionable three-year-olds and comments on his awkward negotiation with the French language during a recent vacation to Paris.
After denouncing the audience as paranoid, Steve does a nice banjo riff before mangling a portion of I'm In The Mood For Love.
The opening minute of track Four takes place at The Boardinghouse with a bogus financial disclosure by Steve; when he notes his desire to sell out a show at $800 per ticket, we then segue to the far more raucous atmosphere of Red Rocks in Denver, where Steve goes into his Festrunk brother routine. He resumes his Festrunk identity when he lectures Americans on their naive methods regarding dating.Read more ›
I actually saw him opening night at the Universal Amphetheater, with opening band THE BLUES BROS. - whose "Briefcase Full of Blues" was recorded later that week at these string of shows.
Funny stuff here, some of it dated, but if you were a fan at the time, or if you never heard Martin stand up you will like this. "King Tut" is great and should never be forgotten...it is worth the price of this cd alone!
If you like comedy you will not be disappointed!
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I got this for King Tut. The rest of the album is good but not great.Published 2 months ago by KSArnold
Not funny. I am a huge fan of Steve Martin and was seriously disappointed with this CD.Published 7 months ago by Anonymous
So funny! A very good live stand up. It was on vinyl when I originally had it. Played it a lot.Published 9 months ago by lrbowersjr
A favorite from my teen years. Just listened to his auto-bio on audio disc. Always been a huge fanPublished 9 months ago by skinn
When I was in high school, I thought this album was the funniest and coolest thing I had ever heard. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer