Album of the Day
The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back
Bob Newhart is best known as a TV sitcom star, but long before his self-titled series hit the airwaves, Newhart was a recording star. “The most celebrated new comedian since Attila” had scored a No.1 hit with his first comedy album and topped the U.S. chart again with its follow-up, THE BUTTON-DOWN MIND STRIKES BACK. Bob's deadpan takes on such topics as suicidal psychology, cheap airlines, monkeys on typewriters and retirement (which 60 years later he has yet to try) are models of comic timing. Recorded at San Francisco's hungry i club and Freddie's in Minneapolis, THE BUTTON-DOWN MIND STRIKES BACK earned a Best Comedy Performance-Spoken Word Grammy and will provide plenty of laughs for April Fools' Day.