On the Road (George Carlin album)

On the Road
Studio album by George Carlin
Released April 1977
Recorded October 3, 1976, Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Genre Comedy
Length 46:03
Label Little David/Atlantic
George Carlin chronology
An Evening with Wally Londo
On the Road
Indecent Exposure
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On the Road is the eighth album released by American comedian George Carlin. It was recorded on October 3, 1976 at the Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, and released in April 1977. The album was also included as part of the 1999 The Little David Years (1971-1977) box set.

The original LP included a "libretto" - a word-for-word transcript of the album.

On the Road would be Carlin's last album for three years because he suffered a heart attack in 1978 and took some time off afterwards before he would release A Place for My Stuff in 1981.

A warning label that says "R: Recommended Adult Listening" appears on the cover of the album. This was an early example of warning people that albums contain questionable content before the Parental Advisory label was invented.

Track listing

  1. "On the Road" - 4:46
  2. "Death and Dying" - 13:48
  3. "Headlines" - 4:23
  4. "Kids Are Too Small" - 3:11
  5. "Rules, Rules, Rules!" - 2:32
  6. "Parents' Cliches and Children's Secret Answers" - 3:19
  7. "Words We Leave Behind" - 1:55
  8. "How's Your Dog?" - 5:06
  9. "Supermarkets" - 7:03

In "How's Your Dog?", Carlin makes reference to a dog named "Tippy". Tippy was a female dog he had as a pet, referenced in several other of his skits throughout the years.


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