The Firesign Theatre Releases:

The Firesign Theatre are:

Phil
Proctor
Phil
Austin
David
Ossman
Peter
Bergman
The complete list:
1968 - Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him
  • [LP - Columbia CS 9518]
  • [CD MFCD 762]
1969 - How Can you be in two places at once, when you're not anywhere at all?
  • [LP Columbia CS 9884]
  • [CD MFCD 834]
1970 - Don't Crush that Dwarf, hand me the pliers:
  • [LP Columbia C 30102]
  • [CD MFCD 880]
1971 - I think we're all Bozos on this bus:
  • [LP Columbia C 30737(Quadrophonic)]
  • [CD MFCD 785]
1972 - Dear Friends:
  • [LP Columbia PG 31099]
  • [CD MFCD 758]
1972 - Not Insane or Anything You Want To:
  • [LP Columbia KC 31585]
1974 - Everything you know is Wrong!:
  • [LP Columbia KC 33141(Quadrophonic)]
1974 - The Tale of the Giant Rat of Sumatra:
  • [LP Columbia C 32730]
1975 - In the Next World You're On Your Own:
  • [LP Columbia PC-33475]
1976 - Forward into the Past:
  • [LP Columbia PG-34391]
1977 - Just Folks ... A Firesign Chat:
  • [LP Butterfly FLY 001]
1979 - Nick Danger and the Case of the Missing Shoe
  • [EP Rhino - RNEP 506]
1981 - Fighting Clowns:
  • [LP Rhino RNLP 018]
  • [CD MFCD 748]
1982 - Lawyer's Hospital
  • [LP Rhino RNLP 806]
1982 - Shakespeare's Lost Comedie
  • [LP Rhino RNLP 807]
1993 - Best Of-Shoes For Industry!
  • [2 CD set - Columbia/Sony C2K 52736]
1994 - The Firesign Theatre's 25th Anniversary Reunion Tour
  • [2 CD set MFCD 2-747]
1996 - Pink Hotel Burns Down
  • [Cassette, More Sugar - LodeStone Audio Theatre]
1998 - Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death
  • [CD Rhino Records R2 75983]
1999 - In the Firezone, Firesign Theatre Live in Seattle
  • [CD Firzine Productions]
1999 - Boom Dot Bust
  • [CD Rhino Records R2 75509]

Various FST Incarnations:

1973 - TV or Not TV - Proctor & Bergman
  • [LP Columbia KC-32199]
1975 - What this Country Needs - Proctor & Bergman
  • [LP Columbia PC-33687]
1978 - Give us a Break - Proctor & Bergman
  • [LP Mercury SRM-3719]
1974 - Roller Maidens from outer Space: Philip Austin:
  • [LP Epic KE 32489]
1999 - Nick Danger Daily Feed Philip Austin:
  • [2 CD set Firezine Productions]
1973 - How Time Flys:David Ossman:
  • [LP Columbia C 32411]
1984 - The Three Faces of Al: Pete Bergman, Phil Proctor, Phil Austin:
  • [LP Rhino RNLP 812]
1985 - Eat or be Eaten: Pete Bergman, Phil Proctor, Phil Austin:
  • [LP PolyGram/Mercury 422-826-452-1 M-1]

The "Dear Friends" 12 LP set syndication albums:  

  • Dear Friends Volume 01 "Live At The Ash Grove" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 02 "Power Is Trouble & Trouble's Not Funny!" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 03 "... I Could Always Shoot Him With A Camera" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 04 "Somebody Put A Mickey In The Ground Zero!" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 05 "All We Have To Fear Is Me" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 06 "Deputy Dan Will Find Us No Matter Where We Go" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 07 "Was There A Cow On the Moon?" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 08 "Being On Radio Is More Fun Than Watching T.V." 
  • Dear Friends Volume 09 "Dr. Memory's Laff-A-While News" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 10 "All Nite Images" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 11 "Welcome To Microorganism State Park" 
  • Dear Friends Volume 12 "Is This the Machine That Registers No 'n' Yes?"


The following FST albums were released on CD:  Mobile Fidelity: 

  • I Think We're All Bozos On This Bus(MFCD 785) 
  • Don't Crush That Dwarf (MFCD 880) 
  • Waiting for the Electrician (MFCD 762) 
  • How Can you be in two places at once... (MFCD 834) 
  • Dear Friends (MFCD 758) 
  • Fighting Clowns (MFCD 748) 
  • The Firesign Theatre's 25th Anniversary Reunion Tour 
  • Back From the Shadows(MFCD 2-747) 

Rhino:  

  • 1984 - The Three Faces of Al (Rhino) 
  • 1998(?) - RADIO NOW

Mercury (Columbia):  

  • Shoes for Industry! (double CD Collection) (C2K 52736) 
  • Eat or Be Eaten (Mercury 826 452-2 M-1; released 1986)

Niles Ritter writes: 
I read in a technical book (sorry, can't remember which) that 'Eat Or Be Eaten' was the first CD+G disc published in the US. [actually, this was some time ago, and the book said that it was the *only* CD+G disc published in the US] So I popped it in a CDTV box, and sure enough... The screen gets refreshed every 2-3 seconds, and it does add a dimension to the fun. 


Firezine: 

  • Nick Danger Daily Feed - double CD (FIREZINE)


Firesign Theatre on Cassette: Firesign Theatre Cassette Chronicles:  

  • Let's Eat Volume 01 "Hey, Banana Nose!" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 02 "Radio Prison In Peace & War" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 03 "The Dr. Beanbag Show" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 04 "The Filipino Cheese-Ball War" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 05 "The New China Revue" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 06 "The Underworld Olympics" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 07 "X-mas in Rat Land" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 08 "New Years In Mixville" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 09 "The Hilario Spacepipe Show" 
  • Let's Eat Volume 10 "Assorted Cold Cuts" 

FST cassette releasesas of late 1997:   

  • Firesign Theatre at Westbury Music Fair -available thru FIREZINE
  • Anythynge You Want To: Shakespears's Lost Comedie -available thru LodeStone 
  • The Firesign Theatre's Pink Hotel Burns Down -available thru LodeStone
  • Nick Danger Daily Feed tapes (FIREZINE)

45 Singles:  

  • 1969/70 - "A-side, Station Break - 2:15mins" & "B-side, Forward Into the Past - 6:00mins" on 45(picture sleeve). Contains the original reference to "more sugar". Columbia 4-45052
  • 1980 - Firesign Theater Presents "Fighting Clowns"  (Rhino # RNPD 904) "Special Limited Edition 7"  Picture Disc From Their New LP"

 


Firesign Group Variations:

 

Phil Proctor & Peter Bergman: 

  • 1973 - TV or Not TV - Proctor & Bergman, Columbia KC-32199 
  • 1975 - What this Country Needs, Columbia PC-33687 
  • 1978 - Give us a Break - Proctor & Bergman, Mercury SRM-3719

 


 

 

Philip Austin: 

  • 1974 - Roller Maidens from outer Space:  (Epic) 
  • 1998 - Nick Danger: The Daily Feed Tapes -available thru FIREZINE(cassette)


 

David Ossman:  

  • 1973 - How Time Flys: Columbia C 32411

From Don Leighty:  
David Ossman's recent output, the cassettes -  

  • 1. Another Christmas Carol/Radiodaze 
  • 2. Mexican Overdrive/Radiodaze (different version) 
  • 3. David Ossman's Time Capsule 
  • 4. George Tirebiter's Radio Follies 
  • 5. Best of Midwest Radio Theater Live (various contributions)

These highlight David's work in contemporary radio theater - a genre that probably wouldn't exist today except for the Firesign Theater. They also contain readings of some of David's "found poems", which I've also enjoyed (though I've missed most of the published collections from Turkey Press, etc.)  

Many of the radio plays have as their theme a gentle, somewhat noir-ish look back at the early days of Hollywood, and of radio's Golden Age. I think they fit nicely into the overall Firesign canon. 



Subgroup Albums (Pete Bergman, Phil Proctor, Phil Austin): 

  • 1984 - The Three Faces of Al (Rhino)
  • 1985 - Eat or be Eaten (PolyGram)

 
 


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