Solo performer: Rodney Dangerfield (spoken vocals).
Personnel: Rodney Dangerfield (vocals).
Photographer: Bernard Vidal.
The exploits of the man who gets "no respect" from anyone finally gets what he so richly deserves: Rodney Dangerfield has been immortalized on a little plastic disc. It's a good thing, too, as vinyl copies of NO RESPECT are hard to come by. The years may have dulled Dangerfield's celluloid luster and appeal, but this landmark recording is still the epitome of Rodney, recorded when he was loosening up his Borsch Belt bellyaches and eviscerating his audience with his spiciest and choicest one-liners.
You know you're in good hands when an album opens with the line, "No respect at all-when I was a baby I was breast-fed by my father!" From there the barbs come sharp and quick. Dangerfield's sweaty swagger, corrosive New York tone, and quick-draw delivery are physically captured on audio; you can almost feel his full-body twitches through the speakers. If you only know Dangerfield from his antics in such classically coarse flicks as CADDYSHACK and EASY MONEY, revisit a prime moment in stand-up history with NO RESPECT. You'll still respect yourself in the morning.