Maaan do I dig this?
Don Morrow, right wing TV Host and narrator, had a go at defusing the dangerous world of the Beatnik,by that time-honoured tactic of 'Taking the Piss'. The world of 'Beat',basically, represented Satan to right wing christian fundamentalists...with emphasis on the 'Mentalist' part of the word Fundamentalist. The next album Don would make was a tribute LP to the Green Berets!?......sounds like fun (...damentalism)?
Don,and an uncredited chick, do a very fine job at lampooning the very easy target of the Hipster. The aforementioned 'uncredited Chick' is worth the entrance money herself.
Not that Beatniks are renouned for laughter. Lenny Bruce excepted,so i'm told?Not that he ever made the smallest muscle in my fizzog twitch however;but the first three tracks achieve this effortlessly. Yeah cats...it's a gas...but not as much a gas as it could have been with a little more effort like filling tracks 4 to 11 with more beat talk versions of fairy tales.Instead what we get are eight tracks of smooth jazz to fill up the rest of the LP. Not Cool.
Perhaps Mr Morrow's fee was too high for the labels budget?
1.Like Hansel And Gretel 5:29
2.Like The Shoemaker And The Elves 5:00
3.Like Rumplestilskin 6:18
4.All That Jazz 2:01
5.A Little Night Music 2:07
6.Like Wow! 1:51
7.Two Little Kooks 2:03
8.Two-Beat Beatniks 2:14
9.It Ain't Grindlesteig 1:55