I can't imagine how my developing personhood would have turned out had it not been for the Firesign Theatre. Beginning in the late 60's and up until 1976, I could look forward to each new album and each new experience with this surreal craziness. To listen to Firesign Theatre was like undergoing a mental housecleaning, reality check and realignment all at the same time. It was hilarious and challenging. There was nothing passive about hanging out with the characters. Story lines were weird and compelling, interwoven with new and creative forms of funny stuff. They invented themselves and kept us guessing.
Others like Cheech and Chong were funny, but their humor was more predictable. And they were always just two druggies.
These are the albums that I have and treasure. It's all cheap shots but no cheap shots. This is an art form that should be evolving!!