CDs, DVDs & Games
It's a book, but it's a DVD.
It's a DVD, but it's not a movie.
It's MP3s, but it's not music.
Just file under "Madness"...
Includes an 84-hour MP3 of our early radio shows! Signed by all the guys!
The Firesign writing partners and voice artists, now in their forty-third year of working together, are Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Phil Proctor. They have collaborated on over twenty-five "movies for the mind," including the early audiophonic worlds of "Nick Danger", "Porgie and Mudhead", "Beat The Reaper", "I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus", and "Everything You Know Is Wrong".
Their 21st century CD Trilogy, "We're Doomed," received Grammy nominations for "Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death" and "Bride of Firesign". The Library of Congress added"Don't Crush That Dwarf" to their highly selective recorded archives. Firesign's many hours of live radio broadcasts and rare movies are now carefully restored collector's items. The group has recently been profiled in two coffee-table books on The Sixties when, according to LIFE magazine, Firesign were "The favorite comics of the Rock Age."
They are, in fact, creators of what Stereo Review's critic Eric Salzman called "contemporary, relevant, multi-level non-linear theater -- a kind of verbal electronic opera." The quartet presents the work in the authentic voice of its author-improvisers of whom Rolling Stone said, "The very least they should get is an Academy Award."
Comedians such as George Carlin, Robin Williams, and John Goodman are big Firesign fans and contributed their comments and compliments to Firesign's live DVD "Weirdly Cool".
In addition to the hours of radio shows they've broadcast (in the mid & late 1960s on "Radio Free Oz", 1970 through 1972 in various incarnations, and in 2001 & 2002 on many record albums they have written and recorded to date, they continue to tour and perform live.
Working on a simple stage with no props or costumes and utilizing only their unlimited character voices, Firesign is now able to give their classic scripts a brand-new performance.
This year (2011) celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the work: We're All Bozos on This Bus.