TRAILER PARK QUEEN: Wrong Side of the 4 Track: CD-R

When most folks think of famous Minnesotans they conjure up images of the woebegone Lutheran raconteur Garrison Keillor, or the wizened folkie Bob Dylan, or (shudder) the ghastly purple disco pixie Prince Rogers Nelson. I, for one, would like to see at least one of those regional icons replaced with a true local treasure, Berni the Trailer Park Queen, who is soon to be a famous Minnesotan, I am quite sure. She is the female, punk rock version of Weird Al, but is outfitted with a giant brassiere packed with a dangerous arsenal of cutting wit and in-yer-face bluntness that makes Weird Alfred look like Ronald McDonald by comparison. Highlights: a hilarious dildo-love version of Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” called “More Than a Penis,” a re-take of the DK’s “Holiday in Cambodia” called “Holiday in Waconia,” and a groinal paean to Crispin Glover set to the music of “Crimson and Clover.” You can take all yer Ashton Kutcher trucker hats and yer faux thrift store wardrobes and pitch ‘em in whatever stupid lake Prince made famous in Purple Rain – true White Trashiness gets no finer than the Trailer Park Queen. Long live the Queen. This is funny shit. 

 –aphid (www.trailerparkqueen.cjb.net)