Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Black Randy & Metro Squad|
Pass the Dust I Think I'm Bowie
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
You know when I'm with you I can really be myself...
outlawsmate | Mobile AL | 01/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the original punk funk. David Brown and the late Black Randy brought this version of the Metrosquad around in '79 or so. The price of the cd is worth the liner notes alone. David Brown was pretty much the catalyst of this whole scene along with Pat Rand, who had good day jobs...they brought us many other bands via Dangerhouse Records.Black Randy is dead and he was cool. He was a lyrical genius with a drunk automatic writing style. Remember the Green Frog!!!
This was a great bunch of guys and a fun scene. Sad that it's gone."
A Fiend on the LA Scene!
Glenn S. Hawley | NEW YORK, NY United States | 07/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I Knew this LP was out there, but I never thought I'd own it or see it on CD. Not just "Punk", Not just "Funk" This is Something Else! Black Randy was a LA Scenster who embodied the Prankster Fun of early Punk Rock. Nothing was Out of Bounds, and neither is this Collection. I thought it would be a mindless, directionless mish-mash of his speed induced ramblings. I Am happy to say I Was Wrong! Say it out Loud! He's Black and he's been Plowed! And Have a little Sympathy for the Record Industry!"
It's good but not great
Ryan Dante | Ann Arbor, MI (A community of musical magpies) | 11/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Black Randy is the kind of musician who makes a career out of being sick and twisted and having little actual musical talent. He's a little like G.G. Allin but not quite so sick. This album is very basic punk rock with a little bit of synth thrown in. It's kind of funny. The high point is "Idi Amin", written about my very favorite Ugandan cannibalistic dictator. Dissect that sentence and you'll figure out what this album is like."