Wednesday, August 22, 2007
CD Review: Over The Rainbow - Gay Classics
Now, before I start my review of this album, I will make it clear that I'm 100% straight and I love women :)
Now that I cleared that up, here's the story. I came across this CD about a week ago. It was sitting with the usual crap on the CD shelves at Value Village. Of course, the title caught my curiousity. The first thing that I noticed was the naked dude's hairy ass on the cover. Looks like he's fucking the roof of a barn. What an unusual CD! It's not often I see CDs with naked dudes on them. I put the CD back on the shelf and walked out of the store.
For a few days, it bothered me that I didn't buy it. It was a unique find, and I'm just a sucker for buying something stupid like this. My logic was that I have enough useless CDs at home and I don't need another one. But then, I remembered my first experience listening to the song "He Wantz It" by a rapper called Gangsta Fag. I was literally rolling on the floor with laughter! It was enough to convince me to go back to the store a couple days later and pick it up.
So, I popped the disc in for the drive home...... I was a bit confused. I expected to hear some lispy guy singing about his boyfriend or something, but I heard the voice of a female singing instead. The song wasn't even about lesbian love! I flipped through a few more tracks and heard more songs by female artists, singing about some guy that they love. My first thought is this CD isn't very gay, it's just a compilation of songs.
When I got home, I looked into it a bit more. Apparently, these are all songs that are/were just popular in gay clubs. In other words, the music on this CD is okay for straight people to like :). Also, there's an entire SERIES of these albums!
Also I was shocked at how much this sucker's going for on Amazon.ca! I now know what I can sell if I need some extra beer money.
So in conclusion, I give this CD a big thumbs down; one star out of five. The cover is VERY misleading to the type of music on this CD. I was expecting songs about men orgys or having sex with a straight dude, kinda like the Gangsta Fag stuff, but it's just plain old dancy music. I hope the artists know about this CD because if they don't, there's gonna be lots of shit flying!