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Lock N Load
Denis Leary
Lock N Load
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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Lots of comedians like to think of themselves as rock stars, but Leary makes good on that threat with Lock 'n Load. Leary's frantic concert ranting is intercut MTV-style with comic song parodies (including a gothic mocking...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Denis Leary
Title: Lock N Load
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: A&M
Original Release Date: 11/18/1997
Release Date: 11/18/1997
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454083225, 0731454083225, 731454083249

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Lots of comedians like to think of themselves as rock stars, but Leary makes good on that threat with Lock 'n Load. Leary's frantic concert ranting is intercut MTV-style with comic song parodies (including a gothic mocking of the Love Boat theme), idle chatter, noise bursts, sound collages, and guest spots from the likes of Janeane Garofalo (slamming Fiona Apple) and musicians Adam Roth and Greg Dulli. Leary takes no prisoners as he goes after Michael Flatley, Marv Albert, Hanson, the Kennedy clan, the pope, ecology activists, 7-Eleven counter help, fat Vegas gamblers, and even his own kids. He's at his angry, acid best when he takes on the annoying '90s trends of multiple body piercings, microbrews, and flavored coffee. --Michael Ruby

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Beth B. (snowgems) from ECKERMAN, MI
Reviewed on 7/11/2006...
damn funny stuff

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Good, but half the disc is unfunny filler material...
Eric Skovan | NY USA | 09/14/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this disc because I like Denis Leary. I really liked 'No Cure for Cancer' and I've liked his film roles. And I don't think he ripped off _anything_ from Bill Hicks (who started out really really funny, then turned into a preachy, liberal, whiner who gets way too much respect just for having died young).

Anyway, the problem with 'Lock 'N Load' as I say in my review title is that there wasn't enough good material for a whole CD so they filled half of it with some unfunny songs, some unfunny bits, and a Janeane 'they-laughed-at-me-in-high-school-cause-I-was-fat Garofalo rant (she's another one who started out really smart & funny and is now just a shrill, annoying, pseudo-intellectual).

All the songs on 'No Cure for Cancer' like 'Voices in My Head', 'Irish folk song' and of course 'A**hole' were great, but here only "Save This' and 'Life's Gonna Suck' are any good. The others are not only not funny, they're barely songs. The lyrics are repeated electronically and interspliced with sound effects and other voices, for no other reason than to fill space.

I ripped this onto my mp3 player (hey, I _did_ buy it!) and after listening to it once I immediately deleted tracks 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 20 because they weren't worth ever listening to again. Track 5, 'Deaf Mute Cocktail Party' for example, is exactly what it sounds like. I'm not the least bit offended at the un-PC-ness of it, it's just a lame concept that when executed does not make you laugh.

On the bright side, the remaining tracks do deliver more of Leary's angry, un-PC, I smoke & I drink, f-the-world attitude. No airline food jokes here."
Offensive, politically incorrect and fearsomely hillarious
Andrius Uzkalnis | Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There are only two albums by Denis Leary available - this one and "No Cure For Cancer"; if you buy this one, you will get the other one, as well.Mr Leary is not just your average comedian getting an odd joke or two at the expense of political correctness; his entire act is built on values which are today trashed by self-appointed custodians of public good. He smokes, he devours meat and he does not say one bad word about McDonald's, and he is proud of it.His magnificient delivery sounds casual and effortless, just like your slightly drunk friend talking to you in a bar, but in fact every line is polished to perfection.You will either love this guy or hate him; either way, you will agree that he is an extremely strong comedian, one of the best in the business."