Not Insane or Anything You Want To is the sixth album released by The Firesign Theatre on Columbia Records. It was released in 1972 and includes some material that was recorded in the studio as well as some material that was recorded before a live audience.
The New Rolling Stone Record Guide only gives the album one star (out of a possible five), while The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide only gives it one and a half stars.
In the notes to the group’s 1993 greatest hits album, Shoes for Industry: The Best of the Firesign Theatre, Peter Bergman claims that the album was weak because "Not Insane was when the Firesign was splitting apart," while David Ossman says that the album “was incomprehensible, basically” and that “it was not the album it should have been and I think that caused us to slope off rapidly in sales."
Most of the live material on this album was recorded during the "Martian Space Party" live radio broadcast which was also filmed. That film footage will later become available on the VHS release Firesign Funnies.
This album records bits and pieces of the groups"Anything You Want To" a Shakespeare parody, for the first time. It will be rerecorded and released later in more complete versions on both "Shakespeare’s Lost Comedie" and "Anythynge You Want To".
This album also introduces George Papoon, the group’s choice to be the next President of the U.S.A.
Some of these bits about Papoon will be collected later on the album "Papoon For President".
It has been re-released on CD once
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