Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Snoot Full of Snow

Stop what you're doing. Drew is making a musical recommendation. If you have access to iTunes, I heartily encourage you to download the only album a group called Allen and Grier ever released, It's Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic. I guess you'd say this song is a comedy CD. The songs truly are funny, but that humor doesn't overshadow that the music is well-written and beautilfuly performed.

This husband and wife act — he's not actually named Allen and she's not actually named Grier — work like the songs from "A Mighty Wind," if those songs were actually funny. It's surprising to think an album this funny was released in 1963, because it ably spoofs gays, teenage mothers and drug addicts in ways you didn't think were legal before the sexual revolution.

Here's a sample from my favorite, "Snoot Full of Snow," a peppy love song to narcotics.
Your my spoon of sugar
And you're my poppy seed
Let's connect together
Inhaling local weed
In a close run for second is "Celebrities Cake Walk," the lyrics of which I may post if I ever get time to listen to the song closely enough to write them down.

DO IT NOW!

EDIT 10.11.2006: Months later, I finally got around to getting the lyrics to "Celebrities Cake Walk" up. They're in the post "Like a Lollabrigida Over Ethel Waters."

1 comment:

  1. Your my spoon of sugar
    And you're my poppy seed
    Let's connect together
    Inhaling loco weed

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