Tom Lehrer, That Was The Year That Was (1965)
When I was getting hooked on old comedy records a decade or so ago – I was burnt out from listening to music all the time and yet I was still so used to listening to ‘something’ (and podcasts weren’t big at that time) I would come home and listen to a comedy CD instead – Tom Lehrer was one of the names given to me. I was hooked as soon as I heard him – this classic album is maybe all you need these days from Lehrer. But I recently decided to grab this other live album too – why not? Not hurting anyone. It’s unlikely I’ll sit and listen to it often but just looking at the cover and remembering the skill in his songs, the musical-comedy routine he had, well that’s probably enough for me now. I felt the impulse. I had to buy it.
Sample Track: New Math
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