Firesign Theatre

December 25, 2006

Dear Friends

Columbia (Original Masters Series)

Originally released as a multi-LP set, this compilation offers some of
the best bits from their syndicated radio program, Dear Friends that was condensed from a twelve hour LP package sold to radio stations across the US in the early seventies.

No standard characters or long sketches, just four guys sitting around a table and messing with our – and each other’s – minds. The largely improvised verbal jam sessions will tie your brain in knots like a pretzel. Falling asleep with this playing will severely tax your ability to maintain any semblance of normal human cognition the following day.
This is probably the rawest (philosophically speaking) form to experience the power of the hellish brains of Ossman, Austin, Bergman and Proctor, still at it after forty years.

Toad Away.




  1. WOW!!! Thanks for posting this. I have the vinyl and was about halfway through ripping/converting it. Now I can use my time for other stuff. This is my all-time favorite Firesign album. THANKS AGAIN!

  2. No sweat, pal.
    I am in the same boat, having many on vinyl, but lack the time to rip them, edit, etc…
    I am also posting this (and another shortly) over at skapunkrastafunk forum, as well as snagging others that are being shared by others.
    Go check them out and check back here later.

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