EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE: THE PSYCHEDELIC FIRESIGN THEATRE AT THE MAGIC MUSHROOM, 1967 (hardback)
The Firesign Theatre began their long comedy career in 1966 as radio satirists based in Los Angeles. Before their debut LP “Waiting For The Electrician or Someone Like Him” appeared, Firesign began performing together live over the newly-hippified KRLA-AM. Direct from their sold-out broadcast performances in late 1967 at The Magic Mushroom, a popular rock club in Studio City, EXORCISM IN YOUR DAILY LIFE presents ten surreal classics in which the Four Firesigns undertake to play dozens of characters in stoned variations on prison escape movies, whaling sagas, jungle adventures, Roman epics, Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur and Ali Baba along with “educational” films and a day in the life of your TV set. Tokes and jokes take the four or five crazy guys a little higher by the end of every show. Some said Firesign itself was a new psychedelic drug!
“The Firesign Theatre is a legal, if not quite natural, high.” Lew Segal, Entertainment World