Gong out on a tangent for this month. For this month I’m going to recommend Cheech and Chong’s Wedding Album circa 1974. I still remember buying this album, I believe it was off the Army base in a deaprtment store in San Juan Puerto Rico.
I was already familiar with Cheech & Chong by hearing the Sister Mary Elephant routine from Big Bambu and the Dave sketch from their first album. I remember hearing these through word of mouth. My friends who had heard the sketches would recite them to us at school. Previous to the Wedding Album I had never owned a C&C album.
One sketch that had caught my attention and made me want to buy the album was the song Black Lassie (A Great American Dog). I recall hearing this on the radio. But there was also probably the best song they’ve ver done on this album as well. Earache My Eye. The song ended up in their movie years later.
HOWEVER, my favorite sketch from the Wedding Album is Hey Margaret. The sketch is man and woman at a theater viewing what sounds to be a porno movie. The man proceeds to describe the movie to his wife. It’s hilarious. I learned to recite the complete sketch by memory.
C’mon Margaret sit up straight and quit acting like such a God damn idiot. I mean what the hell its only a porno flick for Christ’s sake.
I would not listen to this one with children. There’s not any bad words, just a lot of sexual innuendo. Funny sketch and you can imagine a couple at a flick.
So if you are looking for a classic comedy album from the 70’s, I recommend Cheech and Chong’s Wedding Album as Paw Paw’s Vinyl of the Month.