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Let's Get Small
Artist: Martin, Steve
UPC: 00081227992903
Label: Flashback/Rhino
Genre: Performing Arts - Concerts
    OUR PRICE: $4.82  
Product Type: Compact Disc
Released: May 2008
Additional Information
Weight: 0.20 lbs
Track Listing
1 Ramblin Man/Theme From Ramblin' Man
2 Closing
3 Vegas
4 Let's Get Small
5 Smoking
6 One Way to Leave Your Lover
7 Mad at My Mother
8 Excuse Me
9 Grandmother's Song
10 Funny Comedy Gags
Release Date : 05/20/2008
General Description : Performer
Muze Genre-sub class : Comedy
Number of Discs : 1
Running Time : 38 minutes 10 seconds
Performance Recorded : Live
Review Expert : Alternative Press (12/00, p.128) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Comedy Albums" - "...One of the '70s most inspired stand-up comedians. With a style that was equal parts vaudeville and surrealism. Martin was never funnier than on this set..."
Misc Note : Solo performer: Steve Martin (spoken vocals). Recorded live at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California. Includes an excerpt from Steve Martin's book CRUEL SHOES. Composer: Steve Martin. Personnel: Steve Martin (vocals, banjo). Liner Note Author: Steve Martin. Recording information: Boarding House, San Francisco, CA (1977); Boardinghouse, San Francisco, CA (1977); The Boarding House, San Francisco, CA (1977). Photographer: Norman Seeff. There is nothing small about this recording. Martin was on the cusp of greatness when he released this first LP, recorded in a small San Francisco comedy club. Listening to LET'S GET SMALL now shows not only how far this wild and crazy guy has come, but also how utterly strange and unique his offbeat monologues and awry images were back in the laconic '80s. Martin skewers some of stand-up comedy's most hoary chestnuts-the arrow through the head and faux Groucho glasses were never the same again. His fast-talking Vegas showman spoof contains the immortal line "It's impossible…to put a Cadillac in your nose…" Martin is one of stand-ups' masters of inflection and nuance; how things are said is always as important as what is said. Martin's trademark "whoa"s and "okay-uh"s defined his style for a decade. The album contains the classic routines "Let's Get Small," "So Mad at My Mother," and "Smoking." In one hilariously rhetorical bit, Martin relates that people often come up to him and ask, "Steve, how can you be so ****ing funny?" LET'S GET SMALL answers that question in a big way.