Monday, September 11, 2017

Father Guido Sarducci: Breakfast in Heaven

If you’ve read Don Novello’s series of Lazlo Letters books, which compile all the sweetly deranged letters he wrote under the pen name Lazlo Toth to a variety of celebrities covering them in softball praise that’s only subtly pimientoed with satirical digs, you’ll understand why his two LPs recorded under another character’s guise, the hip and quietly insane Father Guido Sarducci, haven’t been reissued since they came out in the 1980s; Don’s humor, and that of his characters, is too understated ever to set the world on fire. There’s still a lot to enjoy here, though, so if you’re in the mood for an hour of laid-back fun I recommend you give this a taste.

Father Sarducci is welcomed to the University of Notre Dame and recalls the early years of the institution
Doo Dah - History, Folklore and Myth
The pros and cons of singing about beer on buses are examined
How singing the short version of "Happy Birthday" can add six to seven minutes to your life, the candles on the cake and a look at Reagan's neck
Central American Policy is discussed and arguments are made to bomb Canada
Father Sarducci looks forward to the 90's and unveils plans for the upcoming Columbus Cinquecentennial in 1992
Divorced lookalikes, emergency umbrellas and the missing commandments are highlighted in a preview of The Vatican Enquirer
Breakfast in Heaven
Father Sarducci answers questions from the audience about wearing black, the confessional and birth control for dogs
A medley of Beatles' tunes

Album audio & artwork

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.

1 comment:

  1. Another great gem! Thank you Taylor, much appreciated as always! I've been following Don since he picked up that slightly used priests garb from the thrift shop. A very underrated comedian. I'll just take a moment to find the Pope in the Pizza...

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