Fighting Clowns

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Fighting Clowns
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Studio album by The Firesign Theatre
Released 1980
Genre Audio theater, satire, music
Length 38:50
Label Rhino
Producer The Firesign Theatre and Fred Jones
The Firesign Theatre chronology
Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe
(1979)Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe1979
Fighting Clowns
Lawyer's Hospital
(1982)Lawyer's Hospital1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link [1]
The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide 2/4 stars [2]

Fighting Clowns is a 1980 album by The Firesign Theatre. It is unique among Firesign Theatre albums because it is primarily made up of songs rather than the group's usual audio theater or sketch comedy pieces. Many of the songs on this album were recorded live in front of an audience while some of the songs and much of the linking material was recorded in the studio. Cover artwork was done by Phil Hartman.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Bozos Song"
  2. "The Four Gobs"
  3. "The 8 Shoes"
  4. "In The Hot Tub"
  5. "Hey, Reagan"

Side two[edit]

  1. "In The War Zone"
  2. "Oh, Afghanistan"
  3. "In The Alley"
  4. "Violent Juvenile Freaks"
  5. "In The Hot Tub Again"
  6. "This Bus Won't Go To War"

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Jimmy Carter" [3]


Issues and reissues[edit]

There have been numerous issues and re-issues of this album (and excerpts from this album) in a variety of formats including a one-sided picture disc.

  • LP - Rhino RNLP-018 - 1980
  • Cassette — Rhino RNC-018 - 1980
  • Picture Disc — Rhino RNPD-904 - 1980
  • CD Mobile Fidelity MFCD-748 - 1993
  • CD Firesign Theatre Records (distributed through Whirlwind Media) - 2001
  • CD Firesign Theatre Records / Lodestone Catalog 2006


  1. ^ Smith, Ronald L. The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide. Iola: Krause, 1996.
  2. ^ Carruthers, Sean. "Fighting Clowns > Overview." Allmusic. 04 Mar. 2006 < – 10:3hq7g4gttvoz>.
  3. ^ a b Firesign Theatre. Fighting Clowns. Mobile Fidelity, 1993.
  4. ^ Proctor, Phil (2012-09-01), "Phil's Fame" (PDF), Planet Proctor: 5 

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