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Back in Town Explicit Lyrics, Import


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  • Audio CD (17 Sept. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Import
  • Label: Wea
  • ASIN: B000002JX4
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 360,320 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2. Sanctity Of Life
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4. State Prison Farms
5. Farting In Public
6. Familiar Expressions
7. Free-Floating Hostility

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Carlin,George ~ Back In Town

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A D. Pate on 8 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a funny man. He makes some interesting points and delivers them in a comical light, encouraging laughter when discussing 'sensitive' issues. I agree with Kim Fowley below in that some of his bits go on too long, but if the audience is laughing that much, you would drag it out a little. Nevertheless, Carlin is still hilarious. Do you ever listen to something funny on your mp3 player and burst out laughing on the train/bus or just waling down the street and everybody stares at you for it? That's what this CD makes you do. For fans of Bill Hicks.
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George Carlin is one of the true greats, and this is one of his better performances. In response to the bad review someone gives him here (a review that demonstrated an acute lack of stand up appreciation), it's not about extremity, it's about pushing boundaries; saying things and asking questions that were at that time culturally progressive. Carlin is a true pioneer of this kind of comedy. His opening line demonstrates just how audacious he was; show me a stand up, living or dead, that opened with a line as good as this one. His routines about abortion and sanctity of life are Carlin on top form, and he wipes the floor with just about everyone else. There's good reason why the world's best worship at the alter of this guy - buy the DVD and find out for yourself.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kim Fowley on 5 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There seems to be a huge cultural gulf between the USA and Europe.Carlin is considered "controvertial" and "offends".As an Irishman I found this cd pretty tame and pretty lame.Americans tend to be politicly unaware (witness all the lies at the recent Convention speeches and how its lapped up) so they find Carlin extreme.

This cd warmed up 3 minutes from the end.Carlin does not have the stage presence of someone like Andrew Dice Clay, what he says is interesting its just the delivery isn't that great.Hes like a history teacher from your College.

The British have had better "extrme" comics like Peter Cook (check out the Pete & Dud cds - much better) and Chris Morris (check out the Brass Eye dvd) and I don't think Carlin has the type of balls that Bill Hicks had.There is a bit about what he would do to drug dealers & sex criminals etc which went on too long, wasn't funny but the audience think its great.

I have played a bit of Jammin' in New York and so far its a lot better, the delivery is better.Carlin says Back In Town is his best to date...well I won't be buying any more of his cds! Lee Mack Live on dvd has a better joke rate and is a LOT funnier (available on Amazon).

If you're an American who is used to poor quality comedy on tv and would think Carlin is "extreme" - buy this cd, if you're in the UK or Ireland I recommed you not to buy it, its average.Andrew Dice Clay at his best is more extreme and more importantly, funnier.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
...when it's a chicken, it's an omelette... 11 April 2003
By Vincent J. Mulvihill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
From his heyday in the 1970s through the 1980s, Carlin seemed to have been searching for his comedic voice - or re-searching. "Jammin' in New York", the album that precedes this one, found Carlin developing his smart social and political commentary that was hinted at in "Parental Advisory" and which comes into full bloom on "Back in Town." Here, Carlin expertly exposes thoughts about pro-lifers in deceptively simple observations: "You don't see many white women offering to have black fetuses transplanted into their uterus, do you? No, that might be something Christ would do!" Irrefutable brilliance.
From the opening rant on abortion into a brilliant shredding of the concept of sanctity of life, Carlin doesn't miss a single step, slowing only long enough to throw in the occasional one-liner, to make sure he doesn't lose anybody in the process of getting his points across. The third bit, about balancing the budget by televising capital punishment, doesn't move nearly as quickly as the first two pieces of material, but it is concise and poetic in its own way.
The second half of the routine is much lighter fare, focusing on farts, common phrases and annoying people, themes that Carlin skewers expertly. And - aside from his tendency to repeat a punchline over applause - he doesn't miss a step here either. Whereas some Amazon reviewers have decried this return to safer turf for the second half of the disc, I couldn't imagine an entire album of the philosophical humor that dominates the first half. His subsequent albums, "You Are All Diseased" and "Grievances", suffer a bit from using a similar type of humor throughout (the majority of "Grievances", in fact, is an absurdly elongated version of `Free-Floating Hostility').
"Back in Town", with its variety of material and - not to overstate it - poetic delivery, is by far the best Carlin disc of the last 20 years. Highly recommended.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
another great from carlin 8 Dec. 2005
By myownme777 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
let's face it folks,you don't have to agree with everything carlin says in order for it to be funny.the great vocal stylings are intended for you to think about how screwed up things are in this country as well as the world.this album in particular made me laugh out loud,as do most of his albums.but this particular one stands out along side "complaints and grievances" as two in the top 5 of his albums.great stuff here,even if some of it is immature,such as his bit about "farts",but i would expect nothing less from carlin as that is what makes his material work so well,his ability to mix the immature with the down right genius of his material.no other comedian,ever,can vocalize so well as carlin does.if you want some great laughs than i definitely suggest this album.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Back in Form 1 Dec. 1999
By Sunil Morar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Probably his best work for the 90's. Just a classy album. If you ever need a good laugh as this will do it, as the stuff he talks about is timeless and clever.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
George Does it Again 13 Jun. 2000
By B. E. Nickerson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Never before in the history of comedy, has a man been so right about the horrific habbits of Americans. His topics are thorough and his beliefs and observations are the truth and inspirire many thoughts. On this album, Mr. Carlin attacks anti-abortionists, guilty white liberals, and my favorite...the death penalty. The death penalty is perfectly acceptable and we need to enforce it to reduce our nation's violence-rate. if you want big laughs and great observations by the voice of multiple generations...pick this one up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Funny as hell 5 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Before listening to Back in Town, I listened to his latest CD, You Are All Diseased. I then listened to this CD and laughed twice as much as I did listening to You Are All Diseased. This is a great comedy album and reccomend it to anyone who likes Jerry Seinfeld or Joe Pesci, the person George Carlin prays to.
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