This hilarious collection of clandestine interviews with unsuspecting people from the early 1960s is an unparalleled gem that planted the seeds for albums such as The Jerky Boys and The Tube Bar. The primary difference between On the Loose and the other similar records is that where the Jerky Boys rely on obscenity and shock to enhance their humor, Coyle & Sharpe are just plain weird. "Daring But Dead" documents Coyle & Sharpe persuading a random guy on the street that they are movie producers who are making a movie that features a bank robbery. The starstruck man eagerly accepts the "role" of being an armed robber who was to enter a bank that supposedly had hidden cameras. "Druggist" has to be heard to believed. In it, Coyle plays a man who is to operate on his friend, played by Sharpe. Coyle claims to have no medical training, but he has read a lot of books in the past couple weeks. The two continue to ask the increasingly concerned, frantic, and irate drug store pharmacist (who obviously doesn't approve) if he has any operating equipment or sterilization fluids to recommend. One of the funniest comedy records ever released.
AllMusic Review by Kembrew McLeod