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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good - but not the best of Derek & Clive
There are many comedians who are very funny, and there are many comedians who are offensive. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore on their Derek & Clive recordings achieved the rare feat of being very funny and very offensive simultaneously - and they did it again and again over three LPs during the 1970's.

At under a fiver this two disc collection is great value for...
Published on 4 Jan 2012 by P. Hanson

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1.0 out of 5 stars I'm no prude, but this was seriously rude. Not to be allowed near food!
Derek and Clive overdoing it on the foul-mouthed, to the detriment of the humourous content. Puerile or what!Two very naughty boys getting carried away with their own naughtiness. Time to wash their mouths out with soap (preferably carbolic) and water. All in the worst possible taste!
Published on 11 July 2012 by suffolkbodger


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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good - but not the best of Derek & Clive, 4 Jan 2012
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P. Hanson (Northumberland, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rude & Rare The Best Of Derek & Clive (Audio CD)
There are many comedians who are very funny, and there are many comedians who are offensive. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore on their Derek & Clive recordings achieved the rare feat of being very funny and very offensive simultaneously - and they did it again and again over three LPs during the 1970's.

At under a fiver this two disc collection is great value for money. Amongst these CDs is some of the funniest comedy ever recorded. There's the sidesplitting "Horse Racing", the epic "The Horn" and the downright shocking "Records".

Disc One contains 17 tracks, the first eights tracks are taking from their third album Ad Nauseam, the rest of the disc is from their second album Come Again. Sadly, there is no material here from their first album Derek & Clive (Live), which features some of their finest moments. Also missing is "The Critics" which is one of their greatest sketches.

Disc Two contains 15 previously unreleased tracks. Many of the tracks are excerpts from the film Derek & Clive Get The Horn. "Sex Education" and "Stripper" are from the film and don't work without the visuals. "Drumming Session" is pointless as it's just three and a half minutes of Peter Cook messing about on a drum kit. "Ballroom" is a studio version of the live track "Top Rank" from Derek & Clive (Live).

There are notes in the inlay card by Ricky Gervais - and I totally agree with him when he writes about the material getting funnier with age.

This release has been giving the title Rude & Rare: The Best Of Derek & Clive, and whilst very good does not represent the best of Derek & Clive. If you're new to the world of Derek & Clive this double CD serves as an effective introduction. Then I'd recommend getting hold of the albums Derek & Clive (Live), Ad Nauseam and Come Again (in that order).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Half past ten on a Sunday night? I'm usually having roast lamb!, 5 May 2012
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Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in their Derek & Clive guise stand alone in British comedy, because no-one else has gone this far out into the darkness. Some comedians try to be shocking, whereas Derek & Clive just are shocking. The lithe, agile mind of Peter Cook is there for all to see - he knew exactly which buttons to press to offend, and you marvel at how his razor-sharp comic talent leads Dudley Moore and the rest of us through the warped, hilarious black hole of comedy that is Derek & Clive. Dudley is no more passenger of course, although frequently outwitted by Peter he holds his own on many occasions and displays an equal aptitude for filth. Together they are both an unstoppable force and an immovable object. The timing, the chemistry, the surreal wordplay, the lyrical obscenity and, yes, the brutal swearing - they're all here on this double CD collection.

This first disc cherry picks sketches, songs and routines from the Virgin albums Come Again and Ad Nauseam. Of course one could argue about the track selection (for what it's worth, my view is that "Parking Offence" and "The Critics" should've been included) but what you get here is a fine representation of their work. There's the expansive epic "The Horn" (D&C's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" no less), the drunken slanging match "In The Cubicles", the rambling yet focused tale of taxi drivers who pick up some highly dubious fares ("Back Of The Cab") and the pent-up rage of "Records", by far their most vicious moment. If you like what you hear, then you're ready for the three albums in all their glory. If you don't, you've only spent a few quid, so this does what a good sampler should do.

The second disc is more of a dangling carrot to hardcore fans - the inclusion of 15 unreleased tracks. Having owned and listened to the albums for years and years, this was what intrigued me to buy Rude & Rare. The quality of these outtakes is uneven and not as good as the bonus tracks on the Come Again and Ad Nauseam CDs. And yet there are still some jewels here. Dudley's "Cough Song", which I regarded as one of the weaker moments from the Get The Horn film, works far better in its extended audio form. "Stripper" only really makes sense with the visuals from the film, but it's nice to have a high quality audio version for D&C obsessives. "Hamsters" is their unique take on reincarnation and another magical slice of interplay. One can only wonder why such gems as Peter's Dancing In The Park song and the wonderful Wales/Whales routine were left off, but I suppose I'm nitpicking.

So 5/5 for Disc One, and 3/5 for Disc Two. But all in all, this is a collection worth getting for both the curious first-time buyer and the D&C devotee. Buy it, stick on the headphones and let your ears be well and truly soiled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic explicit comedy., 26 Aug 2014
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Some of the best Derek & Clive skits from their released albums with more audio from the Derek & Clive "Derek And Clive Get The Horn".
Any Derek & Clive fan should have this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars naughty but nice, 8 Dec 2012
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not listen to derek and clive for about 20 years soo saw this cd and got back into it again ! . it's very rude and very funny.. celebrity suicide and the horn sooo funny it's a great buy but not very pc tho !! haha
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4.0 out of 5 stars Abusive and offensive.....and funny, 3 May 2012
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Not for the easily insulted, the Rude & Rare by Derek and Clive could pretty much offend anyone and everyone. If you have thick skin and a slightly warped sense of humour, you will like this. If you get offended easily - please avoid this. You will hate it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 11 Sep 2014
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Some of this is very funny, some too naughty, c.d arrived in good shape & on time
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, 17 Dec 2011
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It does not matter which subject these two men turn their attention on, it is still the benchmark for all comedians to reach for. Both sadly missed
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1.0 out of 5 stars I'm no prude, but this was seriously rude. Not to be allowed near food!, 11 July 2012
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Derek and Clive overdoing it on the foul-mouthed, to the detriment of the humourous content. Puerile or what!Two very naughty boys getting carried away with their own naughtiness. Time to wash their mouths out with soap (preferably carbolic) and water. All in the worst possible taste!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rude and Rare, 7 Jan 2012
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Arrived as stated ~ have not opened yet as is a present for someone but I am sure they will be very pleased with it !
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