JERK OFF JACK OFF FRIG FACE: Songs from the Outlaw Country Musical: CD-R

Starring Too Bad Strembicki and Abby Banks. This is so freakin’ good that I get drunk at least once a week and lose it in the CD player for a few hours. Write now and see if you can get a copy of this: it’s a freaking musical: one with songs like “One-Thousand Ghost McGee,” “Whiskey!,” “Tattoo for Breakfast,” and “The Man Who Shot Everyone in the Face.” It’s all acoustic with character-driven pieces. If it sounds like theater, then it’s because it is. I saw them on tour this summer, and if there was ever a rejected vaudeville show that played in the alleys or homes of the people who didn’t go in for the big time of the day, then this is it. I don’t know if they’ll tour ever again, and that’s okay. But if you listen to this and let the cartoons play out in your head, then you’ll be doing fine. It’s all right. It’s only make believe.

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