Freakin' at the Freakers Ball

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Freakin' at the Freakers Ball
Freakin' At The Freaker's Ball Cover.jpg
Studio album by Shel Silverstein
Released 1972
Genre Folk, Comedy, Rock
Label Columbia
Producer Ron Haffkine
Shel Silverstein chronology
A Boy Named Sue and Other Country Songs
(1969)A Boy Named Sue and Other Country Songs1969
Freakin' at the Freakers Ball
Crouchin' On The Outside
(1973)Crouchin' On The Outside1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Freakin' at the Freakers Ball is a studio album produced by Ron Haffkine written by Shel Silverstein originally released in 1972. The title track was covered by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show on an album titled Sloppy Seconds.


According to country singer David Allan Coe, Freakin' at the Freakers Ball inspired him to record his own comedic music, and was encouraged by Shel Silverstein to record these songs, resulting in the controversial albums Nothing Sacred and Underground Album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Shel Silverstein; except where indicated

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Thumbsucker"   4:29
2. "I Got Stoned and I Missed It"   3:08
3. "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out"   2:45
4. "Stacy Brown Got Two"   2:47
5. "Polly in a Porny"   2:52
6. "Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball"   3:19
7. "All About You"   3:04
8. "Don't Give a Dose to the One You Love the Most"   3:12
9. "The Peace Proposal"   1:33
10. "Masochistic Baby" Mike Settle, Shel Silverstein 1:37
11. "Liberated Lady 1999"   3:20
12. "The Man Who Got No Sign"   5:08
13. "A Front Row Seat to Hear Ole Johnny Sing" (with Johnny Cash) (1999 CD release bonus track)   3:55
14. "26 Second Song" (1999 CD release bonus track)   0:28
15. "Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me" (1999 CD release bonus track)   3:11


External links[edit]

Freakin' at the Freakers Ball at MusicBrainz (list of releases)