Shoes for Industry Shoes for Industry

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Recurring Characters:
Nick Danger, Ralph Spoilsport, George Tirebiter, Peorgie, Mudhead, Lt. Bradshaw, Catherwood, Nancy

Category: Audio
A best-of compilation drawn from Firesign's first nine albums. This is a good starting place for those new to Firesign who may want just a taste of what they're about, or as a great gift idea for introducing friends to firesign's unique brand of humor. It's also the only CD release containing their 7" single "Forward Into The Past / Station Break", previously only available on vinyl.

Shoes for Industry! (1993)

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Rating:  5.00 (out of 5)
Summary:  Bozos Back on the Bus
Review:  It's been stated that if you were stoned in the 60's, then you'll love the Firesign Theatre. The fact is, dear friends, that false drugs are not necessary in order to appreciate and enjoy the multifaceted humour of the Firesign Theatre. Their comedy remains as fresh and amusing as it was thirty years ago and demands multiple listenings. Although their best work ("How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere At All," "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers," "Everything You Know is Wrong," and "In the Next World, You're on Your Own" work best as complete albums by themselves, "Shoes for Industry" is an excellent, dare I say indispensable, overview of the Firesign Theatre's unique brand of comedy. Yes, dear friends, one look into this Pandora's Box and your world will never be quite the same. Also included on "Shoes for Industry" are some great tracks from the Firesigns' solo albums, which have been unavailable for a long time. If you find the Firesigns to be irresistable (as I do) you would do well to purchase a turntable and seek out the original albums as quickly as possible, with "Shoes for Industry" as your guide. And remember, dear friends: your perception of "reality" is never quite as strong as you imagine it to be. Forward Into The Past!

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