Friday, April 2, 2021

It's Bunny and Rabbit Season!

Easter is upon us! The bunnies are hopping around shitting out colorful eggs, and chickens are... ummm... well they just shit on everything. I can't remember the last time I did an Easter entry, so you're welcome. Here's a couple of items to get you in the mood for eating cheap chocolate...

The Story of Who Framed Roger Rabbit

This is what you get when your parents are too cheap to take you to the theatre to see the latest D*sney movie. Normally, I wouldn't tackle anything made by D*sney for a number of reasons, but this was just too interesting for me to pass up. I almost NEVER see this kind of packaging for stories on cassette anymore, although I used to see them all the time in the mid to late 1980s. I'm fairly certain this was done to cut down costs on production, as this was also released on LP and CD. 

The booklet this thing comes with is really nice. You can't tell by the picture, but it's really colorful and pleasant to look at. Unfortunately, the cassette wasn't recorded with as much quality and care. I find the tape to be a bit muddy on sound, but that might be partially due to the quality of the narrator's voice track. The guy sounds like he should be yapping away on those cassettes that came from Amway.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a pretty big deal back in 1988. They promoted the hell out of this film and even did a TV special where they showed a "behind the scenes" look at how they made the movie. I've only seen the movie once which was around 15 years ago. Honestly, I've seen better movies. I couldn't even really remember what the plot was until I looked at the booklet and listened to the cassette, and even then I'm having trouble remembering it.

I'm only posting a short clip of the audio because I don't need any hassle from Mickey Mouse or anything.

Listen to a clip!

The Tyrolean Mountain Boys - The Chicken Yodel

Classical Gas Emissions appears to be increasing it's yodelling content. Is that a good thing?

You know what the worst part about this album is? The person who drew the album cover didn't get any credit for their work. You can tell it was done by one person, and they were probably really proud of it. Then the Tyrolean Mountain Boys took the artwork, said "fuck you, we're taking all the credit" and the artist was so upset that they never drew anything ever again. What a sad story.

This album was recorded by a bunch of German guys fresh out of English class. For the most part, I can't understand what the fuck they're singing. They're better at playing the accordion and tuba than they are at speaking English.

Aside from the Chicken song, this album is filled with songs that I've seen from the various Newfie albums that I've reviewed. I have absolutely no desire to revisit these songs with their added German accent. I'd rather put on a Slim Whitman album.

Listen to The Chicken Yodel

And there you have it! My favourite part about Easter is watching the psychotic customers at Wal-Mart fighting over the discounted smashed chocolate bunnies and eggs on the following Monday.