This is the first (and best) of the Derek & Clive albums - and what an album it is!
Recorded in a studio Manhattan in 1973 during nights off from the American run of their 'Behind the Fridge' live show, & interspersed with live material recorded in front of a small audience of friends in a club in Greenwich Village, it actually remained unreleased for 3 years.
During this time 'bootlegs' of the sessions had mysteriously been surfacing, prompting this belated 'offical' release - which proved a deserved commercial success.
Kicking off in fine style with the hilarious (& now classic)tale of Clive's worst job ever (involving Jayne Mansfield & some,er, unwanted lobsters...), a swear-fest, songs, & even more obscure and hitherto unchartered topics of humor, it is guaranteed to have you in fits of laughter throughout.
Definitely not for the easily offended though!!
I can remember crying with laughter at the song that finishes the album (Jump) - and you still keep laughing, however many times you listen to it.
Basically it's a foul-mouthed version of the classic 60s Pete & Dud characters - & never have I heard people make swearing sound so funny!
I have to admit, when I first heard this album I was a child, and didn't even know who Peter Cook & Dudley Moore were!
This seems crazy now, as I know now that they are two of the unsurpassed comic geniuses of the 20th century - & this album is only one facet of their diverse collective creative canon.
But, if you've never heard this album before... what are you waiting for? Go buy it, play it to your friends & get ready for some very serious giggles!!