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Best of Twisted Tunes 1
Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio
Best of Twisted Tunes 1
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio
Title: Best of Twisted Tunes 1
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 11/11/1997
Release Date: 11/11/1997
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678304422, 075678304446

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Bob Rivers is one Twisted Brother!
Daniel J. Hamlow | Narita, Japan | 07/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh, the hilarity of Bob Rivers and his company of soundalike vocalists! A pity that this and Twisted Tunes V2 are the only compilations available, if one doesn't count the Christmas CDs.So, let's start with "You Don't Send Me Flowers," on the little things that send a marriage into the downward spiral, or the long dark tea-time of the soul--"you don't take a shower, you don't put the seat down" or "you'd use to aim when you p--, now after frank and beans late at night.""Take A Whack On The U.S. Side" takes a playful whack at Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side," on the misadventures of a group of illegal Mexican immigrants with Rodney King overtones--hints of things to come: "Pull over so we can beat you senseless.""Three Inch Tool" is a sendup of Hootie and the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You." Put it this way--it's not about an Allen wrench with a short handle.The sendup of Petula Clark's "Downtown," "Downtown In The 90's," while funny, has a sobering but factual side to it: "the alleys are dark down there/you must be missing your marbles/you'd better be scared." And "just listen to the clatter of the gunshots from the Nova/you'll be in intensive care before the night is over/those drive-bys again."If I worked at a fast food place, "Minimum Wage" would be my theme song, and yes, I would give a customer's burger some lung butter like the frustrated and disgruntled employee of the song. The Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet On Butterfly Wings" never sounded as funny as here.Given the current Middle East situation, "PLO's and Israeli's," a take on McCartney/Wonder duet "Ebony And Ivory" seems a bit misplaced here. There's more bathroom humor on "The Old Man (Is On The Commode)," a sendup of John Fogerty's "The Old Man Down The Road." It will leave you flushed, pardon the pun. Other parodies: "What An Ugly Man He Was" is Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's "Lucky Man," "Middle Age Waistline" is the Who's "Baba O'Reilly," "Baby Madonna" is the Beatles' "Lady Madonna," and "...Hole Son" is Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun.""Strawberry Rehabs Forever," originally on Twisted Tunes 1995, is about Daryl Strawberry's drug mishaps. And finally, "Magic Comet Ride," a parody of Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride," rips into the Heaven's Gate cult of Marshall Applewhite that deified Comet Hale-Bopp with funny--I mean tragic results.Most of the songs here are longer than usual, clocking in over two minutes, more than the one-and-half minute snippets on his Vault Collection CDs. A good place to start, although Volume 2 has funnier songs."
A funny twist some popular songs.
Daniel J. Hamlow | 06/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bob Rivers and his crew at KISW in Seattle have rewritten dozens of songs, adding perspective and humor that most of us can identify with and appreciate. Be careful if you listen to this in the car. Seattle has a lot of accidents because so many people are laughing to his songs (and morning show)."
If your a little twisted, you'll love this cd
Daniel J. Hamlow | 08/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is truely one of the great comedy albums. It is great fun and Rivers does a great job of getting people who sound like the orginal artist. Magic Comet Ride is outstanding, making fun of the nuts that went to ride on Hale/Bopp comet is perfect."