ARTIST: VARIOUS ARTISTS
TITLE / format : Celebrities...At Their Worst (Volume 2) - CD ; produced by Nick Bougas
LABEL: Mad Deadly Worldwide Communist Gangster Computer God, Box 420464, San Francisco, CA 94142
Celebrities say “fuck.” A lot. That’s not only a description of what’s on this CD, but it seems that, to the minds of the people who put it together, it’s a great revelation. “Wow! Even Barbra Streisand swears! Amazing! The people must be informed!” And so we get a string of people like Streisand, William Shatner, Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley uttering words we may not have heard in their voices before, and not much else.
If you’re the sort of person who creates mix tapes to share with your friends, you might have use for this. In the right context, Hank Williams Jr. telling Garth Brooks to suck his dick could be funny. But just by itself, it’s rather pathetic.
Actually, there are a couple of entertaining moments on here. One is a mix of Wings singing “Hey Jude” in which Linda McCartney’s voice is brought to the forefront, proving that John Lennon was not the only Beatle with a tone deaf wife who insisted on sharing the stage. And the second disc, a collection of roasts from the Friars’ Club tributes does contain some very entertaining monologues from some top comedians, although the primary joke is still saying “fuck” or, in a disturbing number of cases, making blatantly racist jokes (Flip Wilson being a common victim).
Mildly amusing overall, but even the funny parts will only be funny through a couple of listens. Except for the aforementioned taping possibilities, I cannot recommend actually adding this to your collection. -