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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.



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DJ_Napp (el_nappo@yahoo.com) says:
I recently found a very clean copy of this LP and transferred it to CD. If anyone would like a copy, send me a trade proposal! I'm looking for any oddball/hard to find stuff. (06-19-2003)

papabear says:
This is awesome...the voice with Ali on the fluoride bit is Ossie Davis by the way. This is one of the best!!! (06-18-2003)

E.S. Hurt says:
Really great stuff. Perhaps Sinatra's greatest achievement? He could afford to get new teeth along with his toup. I love it.

Please note--you spell the magic ingredient in toothpaste "fluoride." Ali would want you to spell it right, I think. (06-16-2003)

Lisala (lisalapeery@yahoo.com) says:
I grew up listening to this! Thanks for reminding me of my childhood.
~lep (06-14-2003)

elmo says:
thats some great stuff, totaly freaky stuff... loving it| (06-07-2003)

Icecream man says:
what the hell let the chairman give the dam kids a little icecream.Besides anyone (05-28-2003)

Keyootee says:
those kids acting skills, are so bad you can tell they are faking everything they are saying! (05-23-2003)

Me to says:
i love to jerk off to lets have a jerk party. and i like useing toothpaste on my dick. (05-22-2003)

I jerk says:
I jerk off to this record. OHHHH ALI YOU MAKE ME HORNEY. (05-22-2003)

pokebowels says:
why the hell this record isn't in print now is a crime and shame to the record industry. no wonder it's bankrupt along with the rest of the country. (05-07-2003)

Tooth Decay says:
I still exist, even Muhammad Ali can't defeat me. (04-16-2003)

Toothless Joe says:
Man, Where was this record before I lost all my Teeth! Scarey! Old Blue Eyes and Mohammed A. in the same room! The gigantic egos must have not been able to deal with each other.

Howard Cosell alone woulda been scarey enough to keep me from loosing my teeth!

Well, back to gumming my Veggies! (04-03-2003)

Christopher Reeves says:
I really like this album, I agree, the first song...... fucking grand (03-07-2003)

Nentch of the First Bloog says:
"Me? We!"
- Muhammad Ali (03-05-2003)

Wolfgang (masterwolfgang@hotmail.com) says:
you're so vain is priceless. Klugman is one of the great undiscovered vocal talents of our time. When will Blanche put out a record? (02-16-2003)

Luban says:
Hmm... is the cover art a rip-off of Paul Simon's "There Goes Rhymin' Simon"?

http://home.no.net/modry/musikk/paul_simon/images/rhymin_simon-hs.jpg

The art on the back cover is one of a kind, though... (01-26-2003)

Cleveland Williams says:
It sounds like Cosell's copy was written by Ali himself, pretty good sick stuff. (01-24-2003)

uberalla says:
to!! TO!! i meant to say "to duke it out!"...jesus this whiskey good! (01-11-2003)

uberalla (uberalla@netscape.net) says:
friday night alone drinking whiskey in bed listening ali duke it out with mr. tooth decay may have prolonged my suicide one more night. (01-11-2003)





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