I’d heard about this record years ago, and it sounded pretty good. I finally picked up a copy the other day, and — sweet jesus — this thing is better than anything I could have hoped for. It could be the single best record I own.
Start with Muhammad Ali spending 40 minutes discussing tooth decay. Add appearances by celebrity guest stars like Frank Sinatra and Richie Havens, a bunch of kids, and some truly wooden dialog straight out of a dental textbook. Throw in a song that doesn’t make any sense. And if that isn’t enough for you, top it off with narration by Howard Cosell.
What Allee has to say about this:
This LP is totally nuts on a multitude of levels. Never thought I’d see the champ in the ring with Tooth Decay, not to mention Frank Sinatra and Howard Cosell at ringside. The back cover also slays me with Ali and the “gang” working the fields outside the tooth filled main house.
Exceptional and Rare find!