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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the most durable and relistenable comedy albums of all time
Pete and Dud, sometime in the early seventies, mutated into Derek and Clive, a pair of Tory-voting, heavy-drinking, football-loving toilet attendants who have an opinion on everything, think the world's gone mad and are deeply embarrassed by women. For Derek and Clive, everything went downhill after the death of Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. And it's this peculiarly...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Scary!
Best to leave aside Pete and Dud's relationship at this point and refer to Derek and Clive as a work in its own right... this is not for the faint hearted! A mixture of drunken ramblings, emotionally charged outbursts and some very twisted minds, this is the Peter Cook diatribe show which is ingenious at times, very disturbing at others!
Published on 25 Aug. 2004 by M S Leech


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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the most durable and relistenable comedy albums of all time, 6 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Come Again (Audio CD)
Pete and Dud, sometime in the early seventies, mutated into Derek and Clive, a pair of Tory-voting, heavy-drinking, football-loving toilet attendants who have an opinion on everything, think the world's gone mad and are deeply embarrassed by women. For Derek and Clive, everything went downhill after the death of Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. And it's this peculiarly British mindset - a combination of drunken menace and a willingness to talk utter nonsense for several minutes at the drop of a hat - that the two erstwhile satirists tap into over the course of the three Derek and Clive albums. There are more 'real life' Dereks and Clives around than you might think. 'Come Again' is by far the most outrageous and offensive of the albums ('Ad Nauseum' tries hard, but feels disjointed and some of the ideas are non-starters) as the duo ruminate on cancer, masturbation, gay members of parliament, the genitalia of Hollywood stars, incest and the unfairness of the traffic laws. Although it's hard to choose, the most uproarious sketch is still 'My Mum Song' (a misleadingly twee title) in which Dudley Moore alternates between improvising an obscene ditty and collapsing into gibbering hysterics, and Peter Cook alternates between trying to restrain him and trying to make him laugh even harder (he succeeds). This was punk comedy a full five years before the Young Ones, and time has been kinder to it as well.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ludicrous to the point of sheer genius, 29 Nov. 2001
This review is from: Come Again:EMI Comedy (Audio CD)
Peter Cook is, and has always been unique in his delivery of humour, genius particularly with the obscure. When he joined Dudley Moore so many years ago, their performances became noteworthy.
When two fundamentally intellectual people reduce themselves to the lowest form of humour, what are you left with? In this case, Derek and Clive.
So is it good? Oh yes. However, explaining why is somewhat more difficult to answer. Not for the faint of heart, or the easily offended, Derek and Clive illustrate comic genius at its very frontier, constantly tempting the 'line that must not be crossed'.
For those that read this and feel none the wiser, you are one step closer to understanding Derek and Clive.
Buy it, Listen to it, enjoy it or hate it. But do listen to it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good place to start, 26 Oct. 2006
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Sketches here are highly quotable. The comedy is crude, witty and clever all at once. Both Pete and Dud are on good form and contribute to the product. This is a must for any Drek and Clive fans.

There are some classic sketches here that have probably reached legendary status. These guys were cutting edge and Peter Cooke is utterly hilariously drunk and insane.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is scathing wit at its best!!!, 4 Oct. 2003
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If you like your humour subtle and politically correct then this is certainly not for you. If you want to hear two late and great comedians swearing and shouting and generally being as offensive and outrageous as possible then this is for you. Peter Cook is at his surreal and sublime best here and Dudley Moore tries and fails to not laugh out loud, in fact that is the beauty of it. You find yourself rolling about as Dudley screams with laughter at what Peter has to say. I listen to a bit of this CD at least once a day and all the better I am for it. Anyone and everyone is the target of their acid wit and even the unshockable will find themselves wincing a good few times before the CD plays itself out. Great stuff!!!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHOW ME YOUR TICKET!!, 9 Oct. 2001
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Richard Matt (Cambridge, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Come Again:EMI Comedy (Audio CD)
If you enjoy brash, crazy and extremely rude comedy then this has to be in your collection. I believe this was Peter and Dudley at their finest.
Ok, so a couple of the tracks descend into shouted name calling (a sign of the strained relationship between the two) this album contains timeless comedy classics that still make me cry with laughter - 'How's your mother?' and 'Joan Crawford' are absolutely hilarious. (look out for Spanish revolutionaries)
Many people ignore the Derek and Clive characters because of the language they use but it is used with such skill in places that the way in which it shocks is the comedy itself - Listen to the very first track!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pete and Dud hit rock bottom..., 27 July 2010
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Ian Armer (Lancashire, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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By the 90's, Peter Cook admitted that Derek and Clive was 'scraping the bottom of several barrels'. Dud was always uneasy about the recordings and rightly so. This is extreme 'once out there, never to be forgotten' stuff. And of the 3 albums 'Come Again' is the best. If you listen to Derek and Clive you simply HAVE to go all the way and laugh at the obscenity, as well as along with it. It's akin to De Sade doing stand up. Full on, nasty, OTT and often very funny. It's also strangely cathartic - maybe that was the point. Pete 'n' Dud were falling to pieces and Derek and Clive was probably the true face of their relationship at the time and a way of expressing the vitriol building up between them. 'Just an excuse to throw mud at one another' Dud would later say.

'Come Again' is angry, verbally violent and as explosive as a volcano of bad taste comedy. It's also the album where Dudley actually gets as many laughs as Cook. 'Ad Nauseum' is just the end of the road where Cook tramples on his partner. Most of the sketches fail on that album because it's simply too nasty and there's no joy between Pete and Dud. 'Come Again' actually sounds like fun was had - well, Dud was drunk - and there are some absolute gems on here like the 'Non Stop Dancer/My Mum Song' and 'Having a W*nk'. Some are non-starters, but of the 3 Derek and Clive albums available, opt for this one.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer comical genius - we shall never see their like again.., 16 April 2002
This review is from: Come Again (Audio CD)
Derek and Clive are the epitome of all that is right with British humour; forget Men Behaving Badly or Trigger Happy. Pete and Dud were simply the best comical produce our nation has ever witnessed; sure Monty Python broke some barriers, and Spike was amusing - but Pete and Dud went further than anyone at that time was prepared to go. Perhaps the funniest part of Pete and Dud's work is where Pete will ramble on straight-laced and Dud can be heard/seen trying not to laugh - a beauty to watch or to listen to.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars adolescence to senility and all points in between, 1 Dec. 2008
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Its been remarked that no longer finding derek and clive funny is an indication of one's passage into the adult world.If this is correct I am pleased to continue my adolescence indefinately. After hearing this collection of dialogues, opening a pot of loganberry ( or indeed any) jam will never be the same again. Cubicles too assume a particular resonance and will demand that little extra consideration upon entrance.
When the grins dry up, adolescence may well have been breached,but you will have been welcomed to the world of senility, a far more charmless experience.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All right Kevin?, 1 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Come Again (Audio CD)
Some people quote Python, reciting such gems as The Parrot Sketch and 'he's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy...' (etc etc.) But for me it was always the outrageously offensive Derek and Clive sketches that Robbie and I spouted after too many Grolch's. Luckily I lived in Germany at the time, and not too many people understood what we were going on about! Dudley dissolving into a gibbering wreck is classic. OK, so it is toilet humour, but we don't always have to listen to Melvyn Bragg do we? Fantastic.
Get out of the cab!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Scary!, 25 Aug. 2004
This review is from: Come Again:EMI Comedy (Audio CD)
Best to leave aside Pete and Dud's relationship at this point and refer to Derek and Clive as a work in its own right... this is not for the faint hearted! A mixture of drunken ramblings, emotionally charged outbursts and some very twisted minds, this is the Peter Cook diatribe show which is ingenious at times, very disturbing at others!
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