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Marching to Shibboleth The Firesign Theatre

Marching to Shibboleth

The Firesign Theatre

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ISBN : 9781593936624
Paperback
306 pages
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Finally available after thirty years, MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH collects all the words (and sound effects) to Firesigns favorite audio comedies of the Seventies, including Waiting For the Electrician- How Can You Be In Two Places At Once- Nick Danger-MoreFinally available after thirty years, MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH collects all the words (and sound effects) to Firesigns favorite audio comedies of the Seventies, including Waiting For the Electrician- How Can You Be In Two Places At Once- Nick Danger- Dont Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers- I Think Were All Bozos On This Bus, and The Giant Rat of Sumatra. MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH, now under the imprint of Bear Manor Books, reproduces both of Firesigns Big Books, originally published in 1972 and 1974 by Straight Arrow. Designed by Jon Goodchild and Richard Silverstein, the texts are full of photographs, collages and weirdly cool typography typical of High Seventies Style. Phil Proctor edited the visuals and David Ossman the album transcripts for Firesign. Alan Rinzler was editor for Straight Arrow. Both books have been collectors items for a couple of decades. Collecting both under one cover puts the best known Firesign works together for the first time and provides readers with the unique word-for-word wordplay which was often confusing - er, confused with that of James Joyce during Firesigns heyday. The four major titles - Electrician, How Can You Be, Dwarf and Bozos collectively present Firesigns prescient look at technology, the media, American history and paranoia (especially in the classic Beat The Reaper! gameshow.) The Giant Rat is their tribute to British Goon Show humor and Nick Danger, Third Eye has become the classic send-up of both the noir detective story and Golden Age radio.