Album of the Day
Let's Get Small
“Well excuuuuse me!” Before he became a Hollywood movie star, Steve Martin was a white-suited, banjo-playing comedian with a fake arrow through his head – a chapter of his career perfectly captured on LET'S GET SMALL. The performer's 1977 debut album was recorded at The Boarding House club in San Francisco, and the crowd is clearly in his corner as Martin launches zingers at showbiz (“Vegas”), drugs (the title track), family relationships (“Mad at My Mother”) and more. Less dependent on social commentary than many other stand-ups of the day, the surreal humor here is still riotously funny, and the Warner Bros. collection was a Top 10, platinum-certified hit. LET'S GET SMALL was where it all began for Steve Martin, and we'll play the set again to wish the man a happy birthday.