Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Yes, It's His Real Name


Sorry about the lack of posts, lately. I've been swamped with everything else in my life and I haven't had a chance to devote that much time to The World of Wonder. Anyway, in following up with the last post, I am sharing with you an album that brings me a very mixed reaction when I hear it. On one hand, it's a great look inside the mind of a great comedic actor/writer that brings some hilarious bits to the table. On the other hand, it's a look inside that mind when it's strung out on pain killers and various other meds which brings some skits that don't make the mark at all. I am talking about the self titled 1980 album by Chevy Chase. Remember, in 1980, Chevy was huge. There was no stopping him. He had broken through as the big name from SNL and followed that with the classic film, "Foul Play". Then came "Caddyshack" and the world was convinced that Chevy would be one of the biggest stars of the decade. Then came this. Followed by a string of films that would bury his name so far in the ground that it wouldn't be until three years later that he would make another hit with the start of the classic "Vacation" films. Anyway, here is that record for your listening pleasure. Or stress. You decide. Here's "Chevy Chase". Enjoy!

Chevy Chase

3 comments:

Lone Wolf said...

Wow, cool! Haven't heard this before.

Anonymous said...

Thanks man - never knew this was out there.

The Greek said...

I recall hearing this a while ago and thinking it was awful.

Foolishly, I'll snatch it again and give it another listen just in case it hits me this time...

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