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  • Marching To Shibboleth - The Collected Plays of the Firesign Theatre
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  • Exorcism In Your Daily Life - Firesign Theatre at The Magic Mushroom, 1967
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  • Profiles In Barbeque Sauce - More Stoner Comedy From The Firesign Theatre
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MarchingToShibboleth   FIRESIGN THEATRE:
Marching To Shibboleth: The Collected Plays of the Firesign Theatre
Paperback Edition


Finally available after over thirty years, MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH collects all the words (and sound effects) to Firesign's classic audio comedies of the Seventies, including:

MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH reproduces both of Firesign's Big Books, originally published in 1972 and 1974 by Straight Arrow. Packed with photos, explanatory prefaces, collages, and the weirdly cool typography typical of High Seventies Style, these must-have script collections at one stroke put to rest any question of just what these guys were saying on all those records and stoked new, unending arguments about just What It All Meant (and simultaneously deployed a hysterical, historical motherlode of theatrical lore guaranteed to trump anyone at a Booth or Barrymore family picnic).

Out of print for at least three decades, both books have been rebuilt from the ground up using original source materials to exactly match the original layouts. Collected under one cover, MARCHING TO SHIBBOLETH 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 Firesign's heyday.

The four major titles - Electrician, How Can You Be, Dwarf and Bozos - collectively present Firesign's 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; Nick Danger, Third Eye has become the classic send-up of both the "noir" detective story and Golden Age radio; and Everything You Know Is Wrong mashes up every New-Age trope of the Seventies in an always-timely reminder of what happens when gurus come in the front door and critical thinking goes out the window.

Features a new introduction by author, music journalist and cultural critic Greil Marcus.

  • PAPERBACK EDITION AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE FIRESALE STORE


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ExorcismInYourDailyLife   FIRESIGN THEATRE:
Exorcism In Your Daily Life
The Psychedelic Firesign Theatre at The Magic Mushroom, 1967
Paperback Edition


The Firesign Theatre began their long comedy career in 1966 as radio satirists, based in Los Angeles. Before their debut LP Waiting For The Electrician or Someone Like Him appeared, Firesign began performing together live over the newly-hippified KRLA-AM.

Direct from their sold-out broadcast performances in late 1967 at The Magic Mushroom, a popular rock club in Studio City, EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE presents ten surreal classics in which the Four Firesign undertake to play dozens of characters in stoned variations on prison escape movies, whaling sagas, jungle adventures, Roman epics, Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur and Ali Baba along with "educational" films and a day in the life of your TV set. Tokes and jokes take the four or five crazy guys a little higher by the end of every show. Some said Firesign itself was a new psychedelic drug!

Contains these never-before-published scripts:



ProfilesInBarbequeSauce   FIRESIGN THEATRE:
Profiles In Barbeque Sauce
More Stoner Comedy From The Firesign Theatre
Paperback Edition


PROFILES IN BARBEQUE SAUCE brings together sixteen of the Firesign Theatre's stage, recording and broadcast performance scripts from the earliest years of their long collaboration. From 1967, the Summer of the Love-In, to the Not Insane! Martian Space Party of 1972, Firesign performed on stage at small clubs and large venue benefit concerts, over AM and FM radio and on the road.

PROFILES collects the group's timely political satire along with the most surreal, psychedelic and politically incorrect humor from the classic high times of the "Beatles of Comedy."

Contains the following scripts, most coming to print for the very first time:

  • International Youth On Parade
  • Temporarily Humboldt County
  • W. C. Fields Forever
  • 38 Cunegonde
  • A Shadow Moves Upon A Land
  • Freek for a Week
  • Profiles in Barbeque Sauce
  • Thanksgiving, or Pass The Indian Please!
  • The Fuse of Doom
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • ...nd Of The World
  • The TV Set
  • Mutt 'n' Smutt
  • The Dr. Blojob Show
  • The Ash Grove Encore
  • The Bob Sideburn News
  • The Martian Space Party


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Anythynge-TheBook   FIRESIGN THEATRE:
Anythynge You Want To: Shakespeare's Lost Comedie
Paperback Edition


More than just a rousing send-up of Shakespeare, ANYTHYNGE YOU WANT TO is a full-length theatrical entertainment, written and re-written continually throughout The Firesign Theatre's long performing career. This volume collects every iambic double entendre and silly soliloquy into a surreal comedy opus, complete with Firesign's "scholarly" introduction, tongue-in-cheek footnotes, diagrams, and even recipes!

Firesign has infused the classic Shakespearian scenes of hurricanes at sea, witches capering about a cooking pot, apparitions on the battlements, graveyard passion and mortal combat in ANYTHYNGE YOU WANT TO with their notoriously twisted political and social humor - a devastating oil spill, alchemical terrorism, sleezy politics and Hollywood shenanigans are all part of the laughs.

As Firesign tells it, the legendary writing/acting quartet has been around, writing and performing plays since 1600 when they collaborated with the Bard on ANYTHYNGE before taking their act on the road to the New World. Reborn in the Old West as "Dr. Firesign's Theatre of the Plains," these fighting clowns have since worn many disguises and had countless high adventures on stage, in movies and over the radio.

The tales told here fill in the comic mythology of Firesign's most popular recorded worlds, connecting Nick Danger and George Tirebiter to Hemlock Stones, The Electrician, and "Everything You Know is Wrong." Bonus scripts include 1967's radio saga "The Armenian's Paw" and an early club-act favorite, "Waiting for The Mount of County Crisco."

Filled with photographs from performances, along with graphics by Bruce Litz, ANYTHYNGE YOU WANT TO is truly Firesign's major work of high comedy.

(Also of note: the companion Anythynge You Want To CD, available here in the Firesale store!)



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DukeOfMadnessMotors   Firesign Theatre
Duke Of Madness Motors:
The Complete "Dear Friends" Radio Era 1970-1972
Paperback Book + DVD-ROM Disc


NEW! It's been such a long exposition, you know. Countless hours spent poring through the personal archives of Firesign group members and devoted fans alike. Fragile, aging reel-to-reel tapes handled with great care and transferred to digital media for restoration. Information and images gathered, processed and refined. Interviews conducted, transcribed and edited. The whole enchilada cubed, reheated, inspected, injected, detected, filtered, digitized, edited and assembled to perfection.

Yes, thanks to the tireless efforts of official Firesign archivist Taylor Jessen, we are proud to present, for the first time anywhere, the complete, mammoth, authoritatively definitive and totally awesome Duke of Madness Motors: The Complete "Dear Friends" Radio Era 1970-1972 book and DVD-ROM combo pack.

The DVD-ROM disc contains high-resolution MP3 audio files of every Firesign radio broadcast from their three series of the early 1970's:
  • The Firesign Theatre Radio Hour Hour (24 episodes)
  • Dear Friends (21 episodes) and
  • Let's Eat (12 episodes)
...ending with their big final blockbuster, Martian Space Party. A total of 58 shows in all, 80 hours of audio, on a single DVD-ROM disc. Each broadcast is completely restored and remastered for your protection. There's also the syndicated versions of the Dear Friends and Let's Eat episodes, and a handful of additional goodies and surprises from the vaults.

The full color 108-page 7"x10" book contains:
  • Complete rundowns of every broadcast
  • A lengthy and thorough historical/hysterical essay on the troupe
  • New intereviews with each Firesign group member
  • Interviews with long-time Firesign associates, producer Bill McIntyre and engineer The Live Earl Jive
  • Collages by Phil Proctor
  • Vintage found objects, original scripts and more
This is indeed the cultural landslide of a lifetime, more pure unadulterated Firesign than has ever been available in a single package. You'll revel in the lightning-fast word play, bon mots, sparkling repartee, inside jokes, jokey insights, non-sequitors, surreal flights of fancy, bizarre sound effects, social studies, poetic justice, and downright jaw dropping serendipitous synchronicity that this landmark institution of comedy managed to pull off from out of left field in a mere two-year period. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to own and experience this cornucopia of creamy Firesign goodness.

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AnythyngeYouWantTo   Firesign Theatre:
Anythynge You Want To


The casual Firehead may not know that today's fab Firesign is merely the latest incarnation of a writing/acting troupe that's been bringing avant-garde laffs to the swells since 1600! From the nethermost regions of their traveling trunk, the Fyre Sygne Theatre unearthed this, the oldest script in their repertoire, to record for NPR in 1980. Knock your lobes to the Bard-basting play that had Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Coffeebean audiences alyke in stitches. This CD features the full NPR Earplay version of Anythynge, complete with wraparounds. Soon to be a fully-annotated book!

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FightingClowns   Firesign Theatre:
Fighting Clowns


Wow, fer sher, totally, whatever! It's the start of the Reagan era Contra-temps, and the 101st Fighting Clown battalion brigade wants you! This album combines Firesign's full-frontal live "Eight Shoes" vaudeville-style song & revue show with additional studio segments, captured just as the Sappy Seventies gave way to the belligerent and self-satisfied Empty Eighties. War is the answer, but what was the question? Just stare at the incredible Phil Hartman (yes, that Phil Hartman) cover art and maybe you, too, will remember. Includes the songs "Oh, Afghanistan" and "This Bus Won't Go to War".

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JustFolks   Firesign Theatre:
Just Folks


Keep working, drink as much as possible, and take your television's advice... Definitely the goofiest Firesign release of the 1970s, this freewheeling documentary peek at the ordinary men and women of Ducktown, USA features favorite clips from Firesign radio shows of the "Dear Friends" and "Let's Eat" era, electronically enhanced for maximum surrealism. Includes essential Firesign commercial parodies "Voiceprints of the Sixties" and the still way-too-timely "Confidence in the System".

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RadioNowLIVE   Firesign Theatre:
RadioNow Live! (2-CD Set)


Recorded in 1999, this two-disc collection captures Firesign just after the release of "Boom Dot Bust" performing live at the Aladdin Theatre in Portland. As the world awaits the premillennial punchline, the RadioNow crew of Bebop, Dwayne, Hal and Ray mix it up with Joe Camel, Princess Goddess and Dr. Winkiedinque, plus we visit the Wall of Science, buy a new car with Babe, melt some dry ice with Nick Danger, and please the groundlings with a full staging of "Anythynge You Want To".

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BoxOfDanger   Firesign Theatre
Box Of Danger: The Complete Nick Danger Casebook


The Firesign Theatre's Box of Danger: The Complete Nick Danger Casebook turns the spotlight on the legendary comedy troupe's most famous creation: Nick Danger, Third Eye. This 4-CD box set assembles for the first time such legendary skits as "Cut 'Em Off at the Past," "The Case of the Missing Shoe," "The Three Faces of Al," plus a wealth of rare and unreleased items from Nick's tattered casebook.

Danger is Firesign's take on the hard-boiled detective character, with first person narration and crazy adventures that often involve mistaken identity, and of course there's always a dangerous dame. The skits spoof the conventions of those old detective radio shows, right down to the special effects, the sponsors, the on-air host, the convoluted plots and just about anything else that one might have heard on a classic serial.

$44.98 (+ shipping & handling)
   Box set available through the Shout Factory online store


SpoilsportLicPlateFrames   Ralph Spoilsport License Plate Frame

Back by popular demand! Your car is just begging for one of these license plate frames. Or two, even. The top of the frame states: "Head In Any Direction On The Freeway Of Your Choice!" - the bottom of the frame is emblazoned with our favorite new used and used new automobile dealership: "Ralph Spoilsport Motors". These frames are guaranteed to make you the envy of every harried commuter, hopped-up joy rider, Sunday driver and mother-trucker on the interstate.

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SpoilsportLPFrames+BozosSticker   Ralph Spoilsport License Plate Frame + "Bozos" Bumper Sticker

A nice pair... You can buy the Ralph Spoilsport license plate frame PLUS the "We're All Bozos On This Bus" bumper sticker as a set. Your car is naked without these high-end deluxe accountrements. The top of the frame states: "Head In Any Direction On The Freeway Of Your Choice!" - the bottom of the frame is emblazoned with our favorite new used and used new automobile dealership: "Ralph Spoilsport Motors". Paired with the "We're All Bozos On This Bus" bumper sticker, you'll be the envy of every driver on the freeway of your choice.

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