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A comedian's album
on 11 January 2002
There's an old show business story about a team of TV writers sitting around in a room telling the funniest, most off-the-wall jokes that anyone had ever heard. After a few minutes, one of them says "OK, it's time to stop and actually write the show." They then proceed to sober up and turn out the usual TV fare.
The "Derek and Clive" albums are like sitting in a session like that - they're terrific if only for the stream-of-consciousness raw liquor humor they contain and which the public usually doesn't see because it fails to lend itself to conventional forms and delivery. This first album still has pieces that resemble the usual Cook & Moore sketch comedy, but there are still many great examples of how the comedic mind functions when let completely loose.
WARNING: Don't expect this to be like the Frog & Peach. It's filthy, politically incorrect, and mind corrupting but also hilarious and priceless.