presents...

Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay

Muhammad Ali and friends take on the evils of sugary snacks.

I'd heard about this record years ago, and it sounded pretty good. I finally picked up a copy the other day, and -- sweet jesus -- this thing is better than anything I could have hoped for. It could be the single best record I own.

Start with Muhammad Ali spending 40 minutes discussing tooth decay. Add appearances by celebrity guest stars like Frank Sinatra and Richie Havens, a bunch of kids, and some truly wooden dialog straight out of a dental textbook. Throw in a song that doesn't make any sense. And if that isn't enough for you, top it off with narration by Howard Cosell.

It was more than enough for me. A sugar high is nothing compared to what I felt listening to this treasure. One track isn't enough. You want to listen to the whole thing straight through, like I did, and you want to do it twice to catch all the details. Then you want to play it in your car. Your walkman. Your bathroom -- while brushing and flossing your teeth, of course. One thing is for sure, I'll never look at ice cream the same way again.

Oh, and one more thing -- check out this amazing artwork from the back cover featuring trippy cartoon versions of Ali and the gang relaxing in Brother St. John's organic garden. Far out!

Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay
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Songs:

Theme Song (MP3) Who put the crack in the Liberty Bell? What the??
Ice Cream (Real Audio) Shopkeeper Frank Sinatra tries to sell evil Ice Cream to the kids.
Flouride (Real Audio) Ali and (I think) Richie Havens discuss the benefits of Flouride.
The Fight Scene (Real Audio) Howard Cosell does the play-by-play. Really sick stuff.



Your Comments:

A. Alexander says:
I have had this record since it came out (when I was like 5 or 6) - one of the funniest things is that on the record sleeve inside it says to look out for the next record where Ali and the Kids fights the Dope Man and his sidekick Peter Pusher....quite the leap from dental hygiene to drug use prevention... (11-15-2002)

Mark says:
Ali's always gettin' blamed for things he didn't do. Just because he likes to scrap. (11-05-2002)

Kurt Hogue (Kurtho@yahoo.com) says:
I've got a brother who's a dentists, and I'd love to get him a copy. If not a copy, maybe an .mp3 copy? If anyone has any leads, let me know! (11-01-2002)

taylor gray says:
sorry! (10-27-2002)

Taylor Gray says:
It is sooooooooo cool! Iwant a copy! (10-27-2002)

Taylor Gray says:
It is sooooooooo cool! Iwant a copy! (10-27-2002)

Taylor Gray says:
It is sooooooooo cool! Iwant a copy!(10-27-2002) (10-27-2002)

Taylor Gray says:
It is sooooooooo cool! Iwant a copy!(10-27-2002) (10-27-2002)

Sammy Reed says:
Dear Muhammad: I think your great! It's wonderful that you care about kids enough to teach them about dental health. You're a real hero! Keep up the good work! ..... I thought I'd do my immitation of the people on other records' message boards who think they're sending a message to those singers. Maybe this will hex it so it won't happen here. (I wonder if those guys think Muhammad Ali made the ride of Paul Revere?) (10-26-2002)

Ralf Wunderlich says:
Hahah Ali is totally cool.. Very funny!! (10-24-2002)

Christopher Trott says:
Where's the crack? (10-24-2002)

Christopher Trott says:
Hehe..who did what now? (10-24-2002)

Dr.Kamarus Jaman M,D, (drzamaan@hotmail.com) says:
Eventhough my dauter is maintaing good oral hygine she is getting tooth decay. she is 27 yrs old girl,and a doctor. what is the reason. (10-21-2002)

Dr.Kamarus Jaman M,D, (drzamaan@hotmail.com) says:
Eventhough my dauter is maintaing good oral hygine she is getting tooth decay. she is 27 yrs old girl,and a doctor. what is the reason. (10-21-2002)

Dr.Kamarus Jaman M,D, (drzamaan@hotmail.com) says:
Eventhough my dauter is maintaing good oral hygine she is getting tooth decay. she is 27 yrs old girl,and a doctor. what is the reason. (10-21-2002)

Randy (krisroe@excite.com) says:
I just saw this album listed on ebay. It started today under sports memoribilia boxing. I already have it and it is cool. (10-13-2002)

linda cook (lkcook@email.com) says:
I HAVE THIS RECORD!!!!!!!!I AM WILLING TO SELL TO HIGHEST SERIOUS BIDDER...... (09-28-2002)

JAMES COOPER (james@growingdesign.com) says:
I WANT TO BUY THIS ALBUM!! IF ANYONE HAS A COPY PLEASE EMAIL ME I REALLY WANT IT IT IS SO COOL THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! (09-16-2002)

Sem Sinatra (sem@eat78rpm.co.uk) says:
That back cover is amaaaaaaaaazing! Thanks for sharing. (09-13-2002)

Crab (am1crab@yahoo.com) says:
Dear Sir,
You have provided a wonnerful, wonnerful, wonnerful service to us all and I say Thank You!
Now if only we could have gotten Mo in Bab's Bush
to help her with the war on drugs then I might not
find this all so damned hilarious!!!swoooooshhht!!
.......Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!...Delicious!!! (08-25-2002)





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