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Totally Fucking Gay
With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemas?
Released: 2005, MH Records
Reviewer: Gabriel C. Zolman
This is actually a pseudonym for New York’s long-running synth-pranksters Estrogenocide. The joke this time around is that it’s the same music, the same deep, serious vocals, but instead of violent, misogynistic lyrics, the songs are all about being a flaming homosexual. Naturally, this will likely have the same effect on actual gay people that “black face” does on black people.
So is it at least funny? At times, yes.
Best line: “Saturday night is alright for fucking.” (Taken from, “Elton John Is Hot.”)
Is the music any good? Well, VNV Nation, they ain’t. I suppose it’s a bit more diverse than last time, but that’s sort of like saying that Leprechaun 5 was better than Puppetmaster 6. With lyrics like Anal Cunt, and music like Wesley Willis with a brand new synth, you get exactly what you expect—and if you can keep your expectations sufficiently low enough, this might be good for a giggle. The really sad thing is, it leaves you wishing they had Anal Cunt’s musical ability…
Yeah, I know.
This is an extended joke recording. You either think its funny or you don’t. And I have to give the “band” kudos for keeping a straight face throughout it all, which couldn’t have been easy with songs like “Orgy With The Village People” and “Elton John Is Hot.”
Moe Lester (vocals, keyboards)
P.D. Philia (keyboards, samples)
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