Earles & Jensen

Just Farr a Laugh: The Greatest Prank Phone Call Ever! Vols. 1 & 2

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The JUST FARR A LAUGH albums go far beyond the normal scope of the world of prank calls. Writers and humorists, Andrew Earles & Jeffrey Jensen inject a lifetime of pop culture obscure knowledge (spanning from the 1970s to the present) into the standard crank calls to the pompous and the unwitting. It’s no coincidence the collection’s released on Matador Records as there’s a definite musical tint to the proceedings. Fishbone and Primus are namedropped in one call, while an angry Christopher Cross rants about his three Grammys to a tour guide in another, and a Quincy Jones/Jermaine Stewart cover band attempts to get a booking on yet another. The collection is buoyed by extensive liner notes featuring the thoughts of Earles & Jensen, as well as a bevy of illustrations of all sorts, including drawings from indie pop stars Devendra Banhart and Adam Green.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
0:34
2
2:38
3
2:18
4
0:49
5
3:53
6
1:28
7
1:06
8
5:09
9
4:36
10
0:48
11
2:35
12
0:38
13
1:14
14
1:23
15
2:05
16
1:29
17
1:57
18
1:28
19
5:39
20
1:47
21
1:54
22
1:44
23
4:25
24
1:20
25
1:00
26
1:50
27
1:05
28
3:07
29
3:00
30
2:55
31
1:43
32
2:49
33
2:35

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:06
2
4:59
3
3:24
4
0:51
5
1:07
6
6:03
7
1:29
8
2:43
9
3:22
10
3:28
11
4:47
12
4:11
13
3:42
14
2:58
15
1:38
16
4:58
17
1:28
18
4:36
19
3:06
20
0:43
21
2:43
22
3:37
23
2:34
24
3:19
25
1:42
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