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How To Speak Hip / Diy Psychoa Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (13 July 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Wisecrack Records
  • ASIN: B002CVQ7R0
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 272,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Introduction
2. Basic Hip
3. Vocabulary Building
4. The Loose Wig
5. The Riff
6. The Hang Up
7. Put On, Put Down, Come On, Come Down, Bring...
8. Cool
9. Uncool
10. Field Trip #1
11. Field Trip #2
12. Field Trip #3
13. Summary

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1. Introduction
2. Basic Hip
3. Vocabulary Building
4. The Loose Wig
5. The Riff
6. The Hang Up
7. Put On, Put Down, Come On, Come Down, Bring...
8. Cool
9. Uncool
10. Field Trip #1
11. Field Trip #2
12. Field Trip #3
13. Summary

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Format: Audio CD
This album compiled by Del Close and John Brent in the late 50's, is a measure by measure instruction course on how to speak as the Beat Generation of Kerouak. The surprising thing is how much of the 'cool' hipster-phraseology, has now passed into modern, day to day parlance. Phrases such as, 'put down' ( to demean), 'come down'(from drugs) and the 'come on' (attracted a pretty girl). Fascinating, interesting and most of all, very funny. Hard to believe this comedic recording is over 60yrs old as it seems so 'fresh' and relevant to the hip-hop generation..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If Everyone Bought This Album, Then We Could Have World Peace 19 Dec. 2009
By Jim Pefferly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This Beatnik classic has finally become available on CD. Using the format of language learning tapes, How to Speak Hip is an attempt to teach "squares" how to speak the "hip" vernacular. The breezy straightforward manner of the album makes it seem like a serious attempt with hilarious results. One of my favorites is the "hip specialist" telling us that it is "Uncool to let people use your pad to receive packages from Mexico."

The humor is dry and full of innuendo. I find it most effective mixed into a shuffle situation. It often catches people off guard.

This collection has How to Speak Hip coupled with The Do-It-Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit. Equally oddball and fun it provides various quizes for you to rate your mental health while using echo and reverb to give an unworldly quality to the proceedings.

All around good, strange fun.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
How-To Parody, Witty and Hilarious! 9 Nov. 2010
By Dean Wall - Published on Amazon.com
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This Comedy/Novelty Album is a HOOT!

First off, It is presented as a Language instruction album, GONG and all.

Then, It melts down into a hip discussion, of what IS hip?

Then, It tries to retain it's COOL as it tells you anyone who isn't HIP, can't be hip, just by trying to speak hip, ...and on into the abyss...

The LP inner sleeve, presents even more fun, as you read the definitions of "FUZZ" 1. A Policeman. From the era that pick-pockets were so prevalent in New York City, Police were not allowed to carry cash on duty. If you picked their pocket, you came up with...you guessed it, FUZZ. "SCENE" 1. An Event in which something significant happens, whether witnessed by those in attendance, or not... and so forth.

Side two is a Do It Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit. It is filled with interruptions, and other fun, as the overtly average Mr. Normal guy, slowly discovers he is really mental basket-case....TOO MUCH!
Never be uncool again! 24 Feb. 2015
By William Timothy Lukeman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This little classic from the end of the Beat era remains as funny & satirically subversive today as when it first appeared on the scene. You DO dig the scene, don't you? I'm sure you do. But if you don't, just slip this disc onto your turntable ... er, CD player ... and be enlightened. Del Close & John Brent are your guides into the byways & very high ways of the hip, from the lingo to on-the-street experience. The humor is wonderfully dry & understated, which only makes it funnier -- and the sting of truth makes it funnier still.

If that weren't enough, The DIY Psychoanalysis Kit is also included, enabling the listener to realize that, however sane & well-adjusted he/she may believe him/herself to be, that's just a cover for one neurotic problem after another. Listening to this will undoubtedly send you running to the nearest analyst for immediate professional help -- and you didn't even know you needed it! But that's what you can expect if you're living in such a square, unhip world. What a comedown.

What's truly enjoyable about this oh-so-cool twofer is that it's both a wonderful artifact of an already mythic era, and also a lot more relevant than you might think at first. There are still genuinely hip people (a minority) & and there are still hipster wannabes (all too, too many & too, too much). Now you can learn to talk the talk -- walking the walk is up to you -- highly & hiply recommended!
Like, you need a review for this? It's self-contained hip, but you already gotta know it man 3 May 2015
By Keith Black - Published on Amazon.com
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Obviously if you have to "rate" this record [CD/MP3] you are NOT "hip". That'd be WAAAAYYY to "establishment", even though the masses in this country GO, although un-consciously into that "scene" baby. Like.....with all this internet web existence doesn't give 'em the time to REALLY get hung-up on a cool thing....or happening....or object. It's all RUSH & TYPE & TEXT & SEARCH & CLICK &.......oh man.......like I'm bugged now.......like I'm bringing myself WAAAYY down even having to groove it [and "it" is NOT groovy!!] from my brain-box to my fingers, man.
So....this recording.....if you already KNOW about it, like, you gonna LIKE it, dig? If you don't know about it & have to READ some other cat's review.......what a bummer. It made me laugh. Close & Brent were [& are] two funny hip cats, man.
Good period humour 10 Sept. 2014
By D. Hoffman - Published on Amazon.com
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During the day? He's the president of Chase Manhattan Bank....

Good period humour. I wish they would carry all of Mort Sahl's records...and LENNY BRUCE WITHOUT THE ABSURD BEEPS ON SOME WORDS! Ironic -that what Lenny was fighting against remains ion place today on his own material!

At least warn people that you are censoring LENNY BRUCE! -Censoring Lenny Bruce. Can you imagine...in 2014? Has the human race not learned anything in 55 years?
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