"Drexel, Ohio" CD
Genres: soulbilly, novelty
Sep 30 - Oct 6 2002
you've got to be kidding me. This isn't a serious release, is it?
"Cosmic American Soulbilly Music for the Masses?" I think
it's just a preacher-gone-crazy talking over a casio keyboard and some
guitars. Seriously, this cover made me think "oh yes, neat-o
Southern rockabilly!", but then came the music and all I could
muster up was "SHOOT ME NOW."
Okay, I guess I'm being a bit unfair. I mean, this album is worth a
few laughs, and the few melodies prevent it from being completely
unlistenable, but this really sounds as if it would work best in a
live bar-room context.
"Damn Dirty Apes," for example, comes off as being a
joke, with an insanely silly voice spewing out insanely silly lyrics
("You damn dirty apes/Look at what you have done...I'm gonna get
you, gonna get you") over an insanely silly bar-brawl-esque
keyboard chord pattern. "Space Junkie Cowboy," which
immediately follows the ape opus, forced a chuckle from me when I
realized that the "organ" background was actually just a
keyboard set on the "organ" setting. Even funnier is the
fact that this "realization" only took me about four seconds
(it really is that obvious).
All in all, I think I liked this a lot more than I initially
thought I did. But that was more in a "it's fun to make fun of
this" way. All in all, however, it would be irresponsible for me
to recommend this to the public. If, however, soulbilly casiocore
sounds like a good idea to you, give this a shot - heck, perhaps this
could be really fun in a drunken context, kind of like Don Ho's
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