Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay

Muhammad Ali and friends take on the evils of sugary snacks.

I'd heard about this record years ago, and it sounded pretty good. I finally picked up a copy the other day, and -- sweet jesus -- this thing is better than anything I could have hoped for. It could be the single best record I own.

Start with Muhammad Ali spending 40 minutes discussing tooth decay. Add appearances by celebrity guest stars like Frank Sinatra and Richie Havens, a bunch of kids, and some truly wooden dialog straight out of a dental textbook. Throw in a song that doesn't make any sense. And if that isn't enough for you, top it off with narration by Howard Cosell.

It was more than enough for me. A sugar high is nothing compared to what I felt listening to this treasure. One track isn't enough. You want to listen to the whole thing straight through, like I did, and you want to do it twice to catch all the details. Then you want to play it in your car. Your walkman. Your bathroom -- while brushing and flossing your teeth, of course. One thing is for sure, I'll never look at ice cream the same way again.

Oh, and one more thing -- check out this amazing artwork from the back cover featuring trippy cartoon versions of Ali and the gang relaxing in Brother St. John's organic garden. Far out!

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Theme Song (MP3) Who put the crack in the Liberty Bell? What the??
Ice Cream (Real Audio) Shopkeeper Frank Sinatra tries to sell evil Ice Cream to the kids.
Flouride (Real Audio) Ali and (I think) Richie Havens discuss the benefits of Flouride.
The Fight Scene (Real Audio) Howard Cosell does the play-by-play. Really sick stuff.

Your Comments:

Oliver Bierhoff ( says:
Them Brazillians should've listened to uncle Frank. More ice cream= fewer teeth. (07-08-2002)

Jamie Wilson ( says:
Isn't that Jennifer Lopez on the back cover? (07-08-2002)

Cliff Richard ( says:
golly, makes me wonder if I really deserved my knight hood (07-07-2002)

Henry Cooper ( says:
Kind of makes me feel better for flooring Ali. Wish I'd kicked hime while he was down now! (07-07-2002)

sugardaddy ( says:
I was on this record myself. Its me rapping in the back ground (07-07-2002)

snoob says:
where's the mp3s? (07-07-2002)

Holly Flouride Fuck! says:
All natural flouride my ass! Flouride has been shown to cause a 20% increase in mental illness in our society.

Ali may have been off the sugars, be he definitely must have substituted it with healthy doses of Crack!


Chris W ( says:
wow, they dont make records like that anymore (07-06-2002)

jeejubs says:
Who stole mom's crack and put it in the Liberty Bell? What the fuck?? (07-05-2002)

Turtle_Wrangler says:
its.... i dont have words for this kind of sheer.... potheticisity... well,i guess thats one. (07-05-2002)

torgo says:
Dentist's of the world unite and take over! (07-05-2002)

Liam Paterson ( says:
Well, considering the amount of teeth that he probably knocked out in his career I expect Ali feels that he has to give something back... (06-20-2002)

petey ( says:
the album must really be heard in its entirety to pick up on the subtle character development, the profundity of its scope. To be able to mix forward-looking dialog about the benefits of organic foods with mr. tooth decay's timeless/tasteless accent requires a vision not of profit, but sheer lunacy (05-07-2002)

poopy ( says:
quality poopy! (05-01-2002)

Flutie ( says:
Maybe not Richie Havens, but Ossie Davis, who's spent a life rasing hell and helping the community (and fighting the Evil Mr. Tooth Decay, if I'm correct here).

Periodontally yours,


Brittney ( says:
OMG, that was amazing. Where can I buy one? (02-16-2002)

Arbogast ( says:
I now realise that all of my History classes were a lie. It was Ali who did the ride of Paul Revere, and the Boston Tea party. I feel so disillusioned.... (02-14-2002)

The Late Frank Sinatra ( says:
This is my greatest work ever, I wouldn't be where I am today without it. (01-30-2002)

Patrick ( says:
This is truly the most important artistic composition of the 20th century. Everybody on earth should be made to listen to this again and again. One of Ali's many tours de force. (01-30-2002)

Bobby ( says:
One of my fave alltime records also! I picked up a copy about 22 years ago and have treasured it ever since. Cool site, by the way!


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