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Ad Nauseam
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2003
If you like your humour subtle and politically correct then this is certainly not for you. I listen to the CD every day and even now, after about 200 listens, it is still every bit as funny as it ever was. They take huge sideswipes at organised religion, the BBC, dead rock and roll stars, Kenneth Kendall, Jesus and that is only during one selection, The Horn. If you are easily offended please do not buy but if your mind is open and you enjoy the ridiculous then this is definitely for you. You will find yourself rolling about as Dudley screams with laughter at what Peter has to say. 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2001
An incredibly funny album, packed full of the most bizare, and alternative humour I have ever heard.
Well worth a listen.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 20 November 2000
You'll be ashamed of yourself for laughing so much. The comedy here is of the most juvenile kind and side-splittingly funny. Definitely one to have available for periods of depression or to blow stuffy dinner parties apart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
In 1978 this was the third and final recording made by Dudley Moore and Peter Cook as their alter egos Derek and Clive, two foul mouthed toilet attendants who banter in a surrealist manner about their lives.

It isn't for the faint hearted, easily offended or politically correct as it contains blasphemy, swearing like a trooper and covers some shocking ground.

It's alledged that Moore walked out near or at the end of this recording due to the drunken and bitter Cook bullying him. It is unfunny and uncomfortable at times, you can feel that Dudley Moore is ill at ease.

A classic nevertheless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 May 2014
I hadn't heard this for over 30 years which was pre PC. I doubt if this material would be produced now, not just because the world has gone PC mad but sadly there isn't a Peter Cook to deliver it. It is horrible, it attacks just about everything that we hold sacred in the modern world and that is what makes it so hilariously funny. Pete and Dudley are obviously off their heads and one of the funniest things is to hear Dudley crack up under the barrage of abuse and nonsense that Pete delivers with such aplomb. Be warned, if you are easily offended it is not for you. It is definitely one to played in front of others who are like minded. Anyone who has left poor feedback on this then they just didn't understand what it was about before they bought it. It is vulgar, cruel and very harsh. These two have no boundaries. No subject is taboo. This was a blast from the past for me and now I am going to have to buy the other CD's. I played this in my car the other day, a boiling hot day but had to keep the windows shut and I laughed for 40 miles. It is totally uninhibited comedy filth but sorry, for me this is a little piece of comedy history and be it right or wrong, that is how it was back then. It is not for every body right now.Listen to some samples first before spending your money if you feel you may not be broad minded enough to take it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 March 2012
Ad Nauseam is outrageous, offensive, sexist and blasphemous but even so I still love it just for that reason. I agree with the comments that have been said that th album is not for the faint hearted or the prudish out there. Personally speaking what I hate more is bland comedy a thing that you could never accuse this of. Its not as good as the other two albums but even so it has its highlights. Its starts off incredibly funny with Endangered Species, Horse Race and then followed by the hysterically funny Records. Later on you get the completely sick but hilarious Sir; finally there's the 21 minutes of utter filth that is the Horn, where everything from the Pope, serial killers and the BBC get the Derek and Clive treatment. There's nothing even today in comedy that still comes even close enough, to touching these sketches.

The downside is its even more chaotic than the other two albums and so as a consequence of this, it runs out of steam towards the end. This might of been down to the simple fact that they just ran out of things to say or alternatively you may say to offend.

For that reason I give this album a 4 star ratting; where as with the other 2 I would not hesitate in giving both of them a 5 star rating.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 15 September 2000
From the gut-wrenching cover art to the final "Critics" sketch, Derek & Clive's "Ad Nauseam" is an essential of the highest order for those (like me) who like their humour as surreal and twisted in the vilest manner imaginable. Sketches like "Racing" and "Records" leave you wondering why more comedy of the sort isn't that common anymore, what with the ego trips current "comedy" stars propel themselves into. This, my friends, was the 70's - loud, brash, extremely rude and offensive to anybody within a 5-mile radius, fueled by disproportionate amounts of alcohol and other chemicals, and it surely makes this new millenium (and the people who embrace it) as turgid and sterile as it really is. Get yourself a copy if the strains of this ridiculous and politically correct life you live gets on your nerves - it won't win you too many friends, but it'll surely make you laugh!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2014
'Savvy's' assessment is spot on, even if not QUITE true: "you're either a fan or you're not" suggests that if you don't mind swearing, whimsy, disrespectfulness and all other manifestations of iconoclasm then, since this is constitutive of Derek and Clive fandom, this will be for you. In fact it is precisely BECAUSE I am a fan that I don't find this all that funny. I think that the whimsy quotient is down, the alcohol quotient is up; this is in a quite literal sense desperate comedy. It is of course a matter of taste whether one finds a particular comedy funny, but whereas I hooted (and still hoot) at 'Derek and Clive [live]' I find little to amuse me herein. To read that Dud didn't really want to do this is not surprising; I think this is the two of them acting out the dissolution of their partnership in public. Yes some of the skits are quite funny; none leaves me helpless with laughter though: there's a sense of strain in evidence here that is not conducive to the sort of stuff these two, in their pomp, were masters of. One or two laughs yes, but overall I find this rather a sad piece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2009
This type of humour is not for everyone. It is very homophobic,very racist,and has many targets
that are ruthlessly hunted down. It is also one of the funniest things I have ever heard! My sides
were hurting for days the first time I heard it,and, I nearly crashed the car once listening to it.
By far the slickest, most professional of the three cd's in my opinion which add's to the appeal.
Modern comics could learn a lot from the risk taking of these guys. Simply the most extreme comedy you will
hear,and for some people, the funniest.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2006
This album is a must for an Derek and Clive fans. Cook's rantings are worse than ever and Dudley barely gets a word in - but you woulr probably pay £5 for an album of him corpsing anyway. I consider 'Come Again' as their best recording - with some highly quotable sketches, whereae Ad Nauseam has a few tracks you just want to skip.

Just a word of warning - expect to be using the F and C word prefusely following a day of Derek and Clive!!
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