So, everything I said about Proctor & Bergman’s “What This Country Needs” a couple of days back applies to “Give Us A Break” as well. If I ever saw it before (it came out in 1978), I paid it no mind until this February’s record crawl. It has the benefit of not being live, and focuses on short media spoofs, particularly commercials. It’s pretty funny. Glad I overcame my initial doubts, glad I got it.
Even though I’ve only played it a few times, it has some memorable lines:
“If the records weren’t free, we’d be all-news.”
“Caromba! I want a car that smells like me.. . I love to drink in the lush, wine-filled interior.”
“Here at Whale Oil, we salute men like Jacques Cateau — not Jacques Cateau, but men like him.”
“Sugar helps our fledgling nation to lose its baby teeth.”