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Failure
KING MISSILE
Failure
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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John S. Hall is back with the third incarnation of King Missile, his spotlight dance with spoken-word absurdity. How absurd? Consider the following: "Gay/Not Gay" is Hall's hysterically offensive meditation on all sorts of...  more »

      
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All Artists: KING MISSILE
Title: Failure
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shimmy Disc
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 035828509022, 738641009020

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John S. Hall is back with the third incarnation of King Missile, his spotlight dance with spoken-word absurdity. How absurd? Consider the following: "Gay/Not Gay" is Hall's hysterically offensive meditation on all sorts of behavior that may or may not be gay. "Failure" is an ode to "the one you can count on when success, that is ever elusive, eludes you." "The Little Sandwich That Got a Guilt Complex Because He Was the Sole Survivor of a Horrible Bus Crash" is about... Well, you figure it out. While Hall's lyrics are still as amusing as ever, the backing music has a more avant-garde feel, thanks to cellist-keyboardist Jane Scarpantoni (who has played with Bob Mould and Nirvana), guitarist Charles Curtis (André Previn, Herbie Hancock) and percussionist Bradford Reed of the Blue Man Group. It's not always successful, but when Hall gets in a good mind groove, he's fascinating. --Jason Josephes

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Kelly A. from MORGAN HILL, CA
Reviewed on 12/27/2006...
Remember 1992's "Detachable Penis"? Who could forget...?
"King Missile merged off-kilter spoken word monologues with eclectic, mildly psychedelic rock & roll...(Frontman/founder)John S.Hall put together a new lineup of King Missile, logically dubbed King Missile III, with multi-instrumentalist and programmer Bradford Reed and violinist Sasha Forte" for this 1998 release.

Best tracks:
"The Boy Made Out of Bone China", "The Adventures of Planky", "Juniper Dog"

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CD Reviews

Entertainment, opure hilarious entertainment.
jfastje@mail.slc.edu | Yonkers New York, USA | 11/08/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sarcastic, funny, hilarious. SOunds like what you would get if you mixed Frank Zappa, John Valby, and Weird AL, with the lyrical ingenuity of Bad Religion and the comedy of Adam Sandler!!!!"
Pure genius
jfastje@mail.slc.edu | 10/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"His best album yet, John has finally found musicians that truly compliment his poetical mastery."