- Released: April 15, 1989
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Atlantic
- 1.Taking Aim
- 2.Fit Or Fat "Fat As I Am"
- 3.Marriage, Movies, Madonna And Mick
- 4.Vickie Eydie "I'm Sing Broadway"
- 6.The Unfettered Boob
- 7.Otto Titsling
- 8.Why Bother?
Personnel: Bette Midler (vocals); Marc Shaiman (various instruments).
Producers: Bette Midler, Bob Kaminsky, Jerry Blatt.
Personnel: Bette Midler (vocals).
Audio Mixer: John Alberts.
Recording information: Budd Fiedman's Improvisation, Los Angeles, CA (04/30/1985-05/01/1985).
Editor: John Alberts.
Photographers: Frank Moscati; Greg Gorman.
Arranger: Marc Shaiman.
Mud Will Be Flung Tonight isn't a musical album, but a stand-up comedy style offering that the proficient Bette Midler recorded in 1985. Some of the amusing tracks on this album are "The Unfettered Boob," "Taking Aim," "Fit or Fat," and a boisterously entertaining number called "Marriage, Movies, Madonna and Mick." Younger fans might not get the full impact of some of the jokes, since at times Midler takes shots at popular musical artists from the '80s, but there's enough other material to laugh over to make it worth the buy. Not a buy for really young fans, though. This comedy album does come with a parental warning sticker because of both language and themes. ~ Charlotte Dillon