Derek and Clive Come Again (Further Ejaculations From...) is the second record released by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore under the guises of their foul-mouthed, surreal counterparts. Although the first album, Derek and Clive (Live), was reasonably good-natured in its blasphemous subversiveness, Come Again was released at the height of the punk rock phenomena and Cook, in particular, seems keen to elevate the excess to new heights of jaw-dropping offensiveness. To that end, he improvises routines about raping the victims of road traffic accidents, oral sex performed in lavatory cubicles and cross-dressing members of the aristocracy masturbating rentboys in taxi cabs, not to mention several extended routines on cancer in all its variations. Moore, on the other hand, improvises a smutty rhyme about his mother sucking his penis, and how he masturbates with the aid of a greased toilet roll connected to his electric trainset.
Throughout much of album (recorded in just one day for a Christmas release), both Cook and especially Moore are drunk and out of control, with Moore in particular regularly collapsing in hysterics (Cook achieving his primary comic aim of making Moore laugh with regular ease). It's strong stuff that should be kept well away from maiden aunts or moral guardians. Shortly after the album's release, controversy unsurprisingly erupted in a variety of forms, most notably a petrol station attendant being fired from his job after it was discovered that he owned a copy of the album (Cook testified at the man's industrial tribunal), and a distributor of talking books accidentally sending out copies of Come Again on cassette in cases intended for the children's classic Black Beauty. The CD reissue adds several previously unreleased routines, including a sketch about Derek (Moore) cutting his wife's hymen out with an electric carving knife, and one of their most popular sketches amongst their fans, 'Mother', in which Moore plays Cooks hysterical, domineering, deranged mother. This is possibly the most well 'acted' sketch they ever released on record. Like much of the extra material, it was actually recorded during the 'Ad Nauseam' sessions a couple of years later than the original Come Again album.
* Extra material (from the Ad Nauseam/Get the Horn) sessions included on CD release in November 1989. 'Films', however, was later dropped from subsequent reissues - the reasons for this remain unclear.
** 'You Stupid Cunt' was initially recorded on the same day as the rest of 'Come Again' but was not included on the original vinyl release.
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