The State’s “lost album,” Comedy for Gracious Living, is out now on Rhino records. Although, from the sound of the description, it may be closer to the members of The State all getting drunk and fucking around with a tape recorder on than a straight comedy album: “It was a freeing experience because no one was watching over us, there were no ‘adults’ around. We’d swim and drink and gamble all day and record the silly ideas we’d had that day up into the wee hours that night like kids making tapes in the basement. If you listen, you can hear the ice clinking in the rum drinks we had in hand at all times”
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