Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Pee Wee Herman Show Original Cast Recording (1981)

Well before movies and TV,
'The Pee-Wee Herman Show' was a stage production that grew from characters created by Paul Reubens and his fellow members of the L.A. improv comedy group,
The Groundlings.

As the show gained popularity, it moved from the Groundlings Theater to the Roxy Theater, where this album was recorded in June of 1981.

⬅ The record is a one-sided clear picture disc featuring artwork by Gary Panter.

(Panter would later win three Emmy Awards for his innovative work as set designer on
'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'.)

FYI: The show excerpts and musical numbers on the LP might make more sense to anyone familiar with the stage production.
If you've not seen it, I can heartily recommend the videotaped performance that originally ran on HBO.

⬇ Album liner notes ⬇

Listen to: (click for audio)
The Pee-Wee Herman Show - Original Cast Recording (Fatima Records LP, 1981)

Plus, as a bonus, the 'exit theme' archived as a separate track:
John Paragon - Volare Pee-Wee

(Just lately I've been digging out some other old Pee-Wee stuff I've had for years. You'll likely be able to see some of it here in the near future. Stay tuned...)


Anonymous said...

Hells yeaaaaahhhhh Innie!

Way to go!

(Do you have the Billy Nayer Santa Claus song by chance???)



The In Crowd said...

Thanks Pinkie!

For just the next few weeks, that Billy Nayer tune is included in the 'Big Annoying Xmas Special #2' hovering over in the sidebar...

Have at it!

glyphjockey said...

Seriously, I want to quit blogging now- I will never be as cool as you. This was the best thing ever - no shit. Ecch- I can't stand it.

the sobsister said...

Trivia note: one of the members of the "Pee-Wee Chorale" is "Jenji Kohan", who most likely is the same person who created cult cable-TV fave Weeds.

Excellent post. This Playhouse fan thanks you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome ! please post more pee-wee stuff !

Mike and Loree said...

I just found this disc in mint condition at a garage sale today! Fantastic find, but with I knew the true value!

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