Cheech and Chong (album)

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Cheech And Chong
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Studio album by Cheech & Chong
Released August 1971[1]
Recorded 1971
Genre Comedy
Length 37:56
Label Melody Records, Ode, Warner Bros., WEA
Producer Lou Adler
Cheech & Chong chronology
Cheech And Chong
Big Bambu
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Cheech And Chong is the 1971 self-titled debut album of Cheech & Chong, produced by Lou Adler. It features "Dave", one of their most famous routines. The album peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 the week of March 4, 1972. The album was nominated for Best Comedy Recording at the 14th Grammy Awards, but lost to Lily Tomlin's This Is a Recording.

At Christmas that year, a single was released with "Dave" on the B-side and with "Santa Claus and His Old Lady" (a sketch not available on any LPs) on the A-side. The single peaked at #38.

A possible bootleg of this LP has appeared on the Melody label (Melody SS-6020) with the same selections. The cover is totally different from the copies on Ode and later reissued on Warner Brothers. The Melody label was based in West Caldwell, New Jersey.

Album cover art by Paul Gruwell.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, except where noted.

Side 1 (UNO)
1."Blind Melon Chitlin'"4:22
2."Wink Dinkerson"2:58
3."Acapulco Gold Filters"2:50
5."Trippin' In Court"5:56
Side 2 (YE)
7."Emergency Ward"3:34
8."Welcome to Mexico"2:48
9."The Pope: Live at the Vatican"1:55
10."Cruisin' With Pedro De Pacas"3:56
11."Waiting for Dave"5:05


  • Produced by Lou Adler
  • Recorded & engineered by Norman Kinney


  1. ^ ("...four-month old first album..." from an issue published December 14, 1971) Fong-Torres, Ben (January 6, 1972). "Cruisin' at Holy Cross with Cheech and Chong". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (99): 8. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review