- Album name: A Pause in the Disaster
- Group name: The Conception Corporation
- Year: 1970
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Cotillion Records
- Collection: Selman
- Distinguishing characteristics:
- Sticker on front of album: “Promotional Copy / NOT FOR SALE”
- Printed on LP: “SAMPLE COPY / NOT FOR SALE”
- Buy it on Amazon: $7.01
Level of familiarity before listening
I have no idea what this is.
What I expected
I want to believe that this is going to be some kind of music that I may or may not enjoy, but I’m afraid it’s going to be hippy humor.
What it was actually like
It was hippy humor (and one of the… creators? members? of “The Conception Corporation,” named Howard J. Cohen, looks eerily like my father, who was also a hippy).
What was the subject of the hippy humor? A Pause in the Disaster included lots of jokes about:
- Accents, such as Mexican, Yiddish and black American
- Commercial advertisements, like on the radio
- Old people
There were also a lot of sound effects, though nowhere in the same league as many as on A Child’s Garden of Grass: A Pre-Legalization Comedy by Jack S. Margolis.
The racial humor was… pretty edgy, but without being very funny.
2/5: weak, but I was able to listen to the whole thing
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