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on September 27, 2012
This is classic Bob and Doug McKenzie and it doesn't get any better than this Strange Brew is awesome also but let's stay with The Great White North. The 12 days of Christmas, Geddy Lee singing Take Off which made no sense, The brothers principals of a school? As I said before classic Bob and Doug McKenzie and it's awesome.
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on September 12, 2000
I think it rates up there with "Stairway To Heaven."
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on July 15, 2001
A lot of people outside Canada have now forgotten about Bob & Doug McKenzie, but their brand of Canadian hick humour hasn't lost any of its appeal. Originally started by Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis as a reaction to a requirement for more Canadian content in a production, they ultimately went on to star in the hilariously stupid _Strange Brew_.
On this CD you'll find comedy pieces on a number of topics: The Beerhunter, their Christmas song, Doug conducting church services, Bob as principal of a school, and more. The best way to describe them is that they're so stupid they're hilarious.
While many Canadians are no doubt appalled to the degree that Bob & Doug actually impacted the typical viewpoint of Canada held in the States, the fact remains that their parody of the content laws is an indelible part of Canadian culture. Get this CD while you can.
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on September 14, 2000
Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas created the McKenzie Brothers on the brilliant SCTV and took them to the big screen in the hillarious Strange Brew. They also released this record and it is one of the best comedy albums of all time ranking up there with Richard Pryor's & George Carlin's releases. Bits like "Coffee Sandwich", "Peter's Donuts", "The Beer Hunter" and "Twelve Days Of Christmas" are down right side-splitting. The album even has a "hit song" with "Take Off" (it actually got to #12 on the charts in '82) that includes backing vocals by Geddy Lee of Rush. Every time you play this album, you will bust a gut laughing, whether it's the first or one-thousandth time.
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on May 5, 2003
When I went to Camp Sumner in Ely, Minnesota we had to watch a video about the Great White North and believe it or not, part of the soundtrack to that informational film was "Take Off". Several years later, after having watched STRANGE BREW, I discovered that the McKenzie's had made this quirky little ablum and had to get my hands on a copy. It's worth every penny. I mean, where else can you get a comedy album that talks about beer, Star Wars, doughnuts, black holes, the flip side of an album, and includes a hit song largely sung by Geddy Lee? There just isn't anything like it. If you like silly, witty, yet stupid humor, this one's for you (and I don't mean the beer).
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on November 15, 2002
This was an 80's cult classic, especially the "12 Days of Christmas." I can still remember my mother blowing hot tea out her nose the first time I played the old vinyl record (which mysteriously disappeared sometime around 1990) when they got to the "beer... in a tree" spiel.
Of course this is probably not for younger listeners, they do talk a lot about beer and cigarettes, and the whole deal with Bob as a school principal telling the kids to go outside and light up may be unsettling to some. But who cares about being politically correct when you're having this much fun? And it certainly isn't dirty! It's hilarious every time you listen to it, and it doesn't get old.
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on October 9, 1998
The amazing thing about this album is that it was all improvised (except for the two musical tracks) in one afternoon! Just think how funny this record would have been if these guys ad really tried!! I still crack up, all these years later, at the thought of Pastor "Elron" McKenzie welcoming in his flock, who fought through the 8 feet of snow, just to hear him sermonize how they shouldn't kill bugs! If there's any justice, Polygram will eventually re-release the soundtrack album (NOT their second album, they will insist) from Strange Brew, but until then, this record continues to provide many hours of fun for me and my entire family!
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on July 29, 1999
Good day eh? Bob & Doug McKenzie from SCTV and their famous character skecth played by Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas. These guys very first CD album debut called "Great White North" is a laughing and hilarious comedy routine landmark in history between brothers drinking beer and cooking back-bacon to go with every performance. From Bob & Doug's storytelling and to their christmas carols montage of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" in these tracks included here.
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on February 3, 1999
Okay, so like goodday, eh? Someboyd horqued my Album version of this recording when I was drinking some elsenor, but hey, what can you do, eh? At least they'll get to laugh while I cry in my beer. Before I go, I'd like to do the theme song..."Koo Loo Koo Koo, kah Koo Koo koo." Beauty,eh?
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on August 31, 1998
This Is A Really Funny Album.You May Be American,But You Can Enjoy This Album Anyway.You Should Purchase The Film "Strange Brew" If You Want More Of These Guys.Rick Moranis And Dave Thomas (Not The Wendy's Guy) Are Truly Funny On This Album.
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