Richard Levinson | Unchartables Vol. 1 Live at The Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles

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Unchartables Vol. 1 Live at The Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles

by Richard Levinson

The first released collection of satire and comedy songs by Richard Levinson, who Fred Willard describes as "always funny, always wonderful," and Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theater calls "terrific."
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Winner of the Mideast War
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2. Jesus Is A-Comin'
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3. Jesus Loves Little Losers
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4. The People In Your Neighborhood
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5. America, USA!
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6. No Public Housing on the Moon
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7. Sitcom
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8. All Hitler All the Time
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9. My Little Dick
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10. I Can Draw the Perfect Day
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11. Bonus: It's Not Easy Being God
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12. Bonus: Sofa and Love Seat Mart
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Richard Levinson
“Unchartables Vol. I”
Recorded Live at The Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles

"Funny! Great job, man...." -- Chris Miller, writer, "Animal House"

After penning Burt Reynolds’s country novelty hit “Let’s Do Something Cheap and Superficial” many, many, many years ago, songwriter Richard Levinson descended into the dark world of advertising music, writing jingles for shopping malls, restaurants,furniture warehouses, newspapers, plumbing supply distributors, waterbeds, jewelers, car dealers,newspapers, piano stores, supermarkets, sauerkraut, frozen desserts, miniature golf courses, beers, wines, banks, the California Egg Commission, the LSU women’s basketball team and one very large discount brokerage.

To atone for this, he has over the years also written comedy music and satiric songs -- which he quite appropriately calls “Unchartables.” Some of these have appeared in productions by MTV, National Lampoon, Fox/HBO and Disney Television Animation. His songs were also featured regularly on the Dr. Demento syndicated radio show.

A self-described “professional dilettante,” Richard has written for numerous local and national magazines, most of which are now out of business. Along with his occasional performances at the Sacred Fools Theater, he currently acts as musical director for the LA version of “No-Shame Theater,” which is presented Friday nights at the Powerhouse Theater in Santa Monica. He also performs regularly with “The MOHOs,” the sketch comedy group headed by Mary Willard and her lovely husband Fred, who says, "It’s hard to get Richard out of the room, but his songs are hard to get out of your head. They are always catchy, always funny, and always wonderful. "


Bravo! Terrific stuff...
-- Phil Proctor, Firesign Theater

Richard Levinson is like a modern Cole Porter-except way more talented
and clever and not dead!"
--Julie Brown

Hey, there's some clever shit in this album. Richard Levinson performs his songs in the tradition of Tom Lehrer, Phil Ochs, Randy Newman, Roy Zimmerman, and David Frischberg. Welcome to another troubador of musical irreverence.
--Paul Krassner


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Brian Robbins

Excellent
Great satire! Five stars!!

Tim Schulte, Modern German Life

Like Lehrer in the 1960s and Albert L. Einstein in the ‘70s...
We need more of this. Like Lehrer in the 1960s and Albert L. Einstein in the ‘70s, the comedic musical stylings of Mr. Levinson on ‘Unchartables Vol. 1’ bring some sanity to an insane world.”