"Repeat after me. I promise to be different! I promise to be unique! I promise not to repeat things other people tell me to repeat!" This is Steve Martin in action. He says something somewhat pseudo-intellectual followed by something silly, observation of the moment in tow. Throughout the Wild & Crazy Guy compilation, Steve Martin continuously caps on himself for being a comedian. "It's really great to be here... There's nothing like doing the same thing over and over again every night for two weeks in a row." Self ...
"Repeat after me. I promise to be different! I promise to be unique! I promise not to repeat things other people tell me to repeat!" This is Steve Martin in action. He says something somewhat pseudo-intellectual followed by something silly, observation of the moment in tow. Throughout the Wild & Crazy Guy compilation, Steve Martin continuously caps on himself for being a comedian. "It's really great to be here... There's nothing like doing the same thing over and over again every night for two weeks in a row." Self-reflective, one of his gimmicks is to put on the super suave act and compliment that by then turning into a complete imbecile. (Reference the movie The Jerk for a more complete definition of the phrase "complete imbecile.") Not only do his jokes fall into this unique-to-him format, but the album itself is set up the same way. The first half of the compilation is a series of clips of Steve Martin working the nightclub crowds in San Francisco. Very intimate settings. Lots of brainpower being exercised. The second half is Martin caught onstage in a frenzy of celebrating mob mentality in front of a fantastic crowd. There's a heavy reliance on his Saturday Night Live bits and creative but simple sex jokes. Part one of the Wild & Crazy Guy album is wry and elicits a series cock-eyed grins along with several guttural "a-ha-I-get-its" from its audiences. There are many "takes" of the same joke (different versions, different clubs) that can give the at-home listener a sense of inertia, but this is forgivable (even enjoyable) because of the special kind of brilliance he bombards the audience with. Not everyone can play an idiot with the amount of savvy that Steve Martin can. Also, it is very interesting to hear how the same joke plays itself out with different crowds. The listener almost gets the sense that s/he is being let in on the creative process. In the first half, Martin notes idiosyncrasies about college (his major, Philosophy, no surprise) career, and language. He claims he has a way with words, while other people, he notes, "er...not have way." This comedy album also contains some of Martin's best (and most repeatable, not to mention stolen) comeback lines. When interrupted by a catcall from the peanut gallery, Martin takes a moment, then offers, "Yeah, I remember when I had my first beer." (Some of the more "heady" humor from this section that would be lost on a larger crowd also translates into his written works. He even names a few new faux titles including, "I'll Take the Alphabet." An important work for him, he muses, because it's when he first started to include verbs in his writing.) Part two of the Wild & Crazy Guy album (the crazy part) isn't quite as engaging from a philosophical standpoint. But if you're looking for zany, "Excuse me, I lost my mind for a moment." Here Martin lovably panders to a roaring audience. He leaves his intellect for the crowd who can really appreciate it and beefs up posing as a complete idiot for the enjoyment of all involved. Non sequiturs abound between gags. (Another Steve-ism). He sings, "I'm a neat guy." And "Grandpa/bought a rubber." The crowd, obvious SNL devotees, gets treated to the famous "kitty handcuffs" bit, King Tut, and a rare on-stage appearance of the album's namesake and actual wild and crazy guy character. All in all, a very enjoyable album highlighting the range of Steve Martin's craft. A must-have for the shelf of every fan. ~ Sandy Lawson, Rovi
######Vinyl with cover art-G/G-Aged collectible with typical cover/vinyl wear-(edge and ring wear) plus surface scratches with snap, crackle and pop, playable and enjoyable-we rate conservatively using goldmine standards-Good is not bad. All CD's/Records as represented Check the item notes to formats listed for complete matches..
Very good. ** vinyl with cover art-VG/VG-aged collectible with typical (edge/ring wear on cover/vinyl wear-as rated. We rate conservatively using goldmine standards with emphasis on vinyl condition. All CD's/Records as represented Check the item notes to formats listed for complete matches..
1. I'm Feelin' It 2. Philosophy-religion-college-language 3. Creativity In Action/i'm In The Mood For Love 4. A Wild And Crazy Guy 5. A Charitable Kind Of Guy 6. An Expose' 7. Cat Handcuffs 8. You Naive Americans 9. My Real Name 10. King Tut
This item is a vinyl record and has been visually graded. G+, with minor hairlines and light scuff marks. Sleeve is G, cut out markings, some surface rubbing, bumps to corners and faint ring wear. HS 3238. Sleeve Condition: GOOD World of Rare Books Item ref. vinyl1498152453JGD (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Fine; Collectible. Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR & RARE---------------STEVE MARTIN: A WILD AND CRAZY GUY LP.....................Born in Babylonia, moved to Arizona............................GRAMM AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY ALBUM 1979! ! ...............This is the Warner Bros. Records? – HS 3238 LP. The GATEFOLD cover shows hardly any sign of age. The record shows no visible scratches under normal light. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find COMEDY COLLECTIBLE.....