An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer

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An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer

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Vinyl - USA - first edition.

Artist Tom Lehrer
Published 1959-??-??
Type Live
Genre Rock and roll
Themes Politics, science

An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer is a first live album by satirist Tom Lehrer. The album was recorded on March 20–21, 1959 in Sanders Theater at Harvard University and published later that year. In addition to general comedy, the songs also poke fun at various hot topics of the time.


I the 2000s, I found a YouTube video of The Elements playing along a cartoon of the periodic table. It may have been while I was searching for the more intricate videos from The Animaniacs. After enjoying it greatly, I sought out more music from Lehrer, and found this album. Even though I didn't know most of the minor historic events that his songs were based on, I still found them hilarious.

I don't own this album.

Track Listing

Track Title Composers Rank Rating
A1 Poisoning Pigeons in the Park Tom Lehrer 5 Rating-4.svg
A2 Bright College Days Tom Lehrer 7 Rating-0.svg
A3 A Christmas Carol Tom Lehrer, Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Felix Mendelssohn, William Cummings, Traditional, James Chadwick 2 Rating-6.svg
A4 The Elements Arthur Sullivan, Tom Lehrer 3 Rating-6.svg
A5 Oedipus Rex Tom Lehrer 8 Rating-0.svg
A6 In Old Mexico Tom Lehrer 9 Rating-0.svg
B1 Clementine Tom Lehrer, Traditional 4 Rating-5.svg
B2 It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier Tom Lehrer 1 Rating-7.svg
B3 She's My Girl Tom Lehrer 10 Rating-0.svg
B4 The Masochism Tango Tom Lehrer 11 Rating-0.svg
B5 We Will All Go Together When We Go Tom Lehrer 6 Rating-3.svg

The album's total score is 156.



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