Friday, May 27, 2011
The Lonely Island - Turtleneck and Chain
The Lonely Island have been the saving grace of late-period Saturday Night Live, dominating the SNL Digital Short domain with a string or crude collabos with a host of stars from Rhianna to Michael Bolton (and the odd drop from John Waters to keep it honest). The last LP lp did surprisingly well, to the point where we now have the inevitable follow-up. Called Turtleneck & Chain, it's 19 tracks of better than average song parodies covering a wealth of topics including, but not limited to: creepiness, public masturbation, sleeping with your buddy's Mom and pimping your label for trips to Japan. There is definitely some fat here that could be excised, but even the hate coursing through the JS-NYC veins can't dispute this is a pretty strong collection. The LP gents definitely know the genres they are lampooning well, making for a much more pleasurable experience than the average YouTube satire. I'm not sure I'm ready for the gauntlet of wanna-bes quoting this shit chapter and verse, but credit is due and JS-NYC props duly afforded.