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Stephen Lynch
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Stephen Lynch
Title: Superhero
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Label: What Are Records
Release Date: 12/10/2002
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744626100323

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My Favorite Comedian!
J. M. Ricks | New Braunfels, TX USA | 12/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this cd purely on the basis of two songs I heard him sing on tv. Not only was is great to hear those two songs again, but every single song on this albumn are FAB! Not only are Mr. Lynch's songs extremely funny, they are also well-written and the lyrics are very clever. If he wasn't a comedian, I'm sure he'd have a successful career as a rock star! He has that star quality about him- super good looks, witty sense of humor and he knows how to really rock on the guitar!I like this cd better than his first release primarily because is was recorded live and he has a wonderful rapport with audiences, an element that was sorely missing from his first CD "A Little Bit Special." (But, don't put that you off buying it because it also is very fun and entertaining!) Not a lot of comics can talk with people in the audience and work the conversation into their routines. Stephen Lynch does this so naturally! Especially in the song "Superhero," where some members of the crowd come up with their own superheros, with some pretty freaky results!"Talk To Me" is another great song, which has a good beat, great guitar riffs and made me laugh so hard that milk came out my nose! (really) Who else could sing so beautifully about a subject so taboo! Same thing with the song "Grandfather," nothing more sacred than a loved one who leaves you money! (I don't want to say any more without giving anything away!)I can not find a bad or mediocre song on the albumn, every one will keep you laughing and smiling. Even his self-proclaimed worst song he ever wrote "Bowling Song," which, in my opinion, still brings in the laughs.I have made all my friends listen to this cd, and every single one of them loved it! If you enjoy stand-up comedy and/or great guitar music, buy this cd. Perfect gift for almost anybody (be warned, he may offend some people. Certainly none of my friends!)Now all I can ask for is for Stephem Lynch to come tour the UK so I can see him live!!"
Even Better than "A Little Bit Special!"
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 04/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stephen Lynch has done it again when it comes to making an outrageously hilarious and extremely offensive album full of twisted and bizarre songs that will have your jaw on the ground. In the tradition of "A Little Bit Special," Stephen Lynch's "Superhero" is full of some of the sickest and crudest songs your little ears will ever hear.Lynch was a favorite on the Opie and Anthony show (boy, I really miss those guys), always bringing a guitar and coming up with some very funny and offensive songs. Most of the time they had to bleep him because of swearing or language that wasn't appropriate for the radio. Don't let his innocent looks and sweet tone fool you, this guy is vicious when it comes to hilarious songs.The great thing about this album is all of the songs are performed live, so you get the crowd reaction with every single song, which really does a great job of making the album that much funnier. You get to hear the laughs, cringes, and shouts in disgust or disbelief.I can't even begin to tell you what's included on this album. If I even tried, there'd be lots of periods replacing sentences, if you catch my drift. If you look at the song titles, trust me, you will get the idea of what's included on this album. My favorite songs are "superhero," "priest," "for the ladies," what if that guy from smashing pumpkins lost his car keys?" "d & d," "bowling song," "down to the old pub instead," and "mother's day." They're all really good, in my opinion.Again, I must warn you this album isn't for everybody. If you get easily offended or disgusted, you better just pick something else up and give that a listen. (This is by the same man who came up with the song, "kill a kitten.) If you do love dark and twisted humor, then this album might be the one for you. "Superhero" is bound to get some laughs, as well as some looks of disgust from everybody. I loved every second!"
An angelic voice with a devilish sense of humor.
Gordon McFarland | Arlington, Texas United States | 12/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first caught the comedy stylings of Stephen Lynch while watching Comedy Central. I was confused at first, because I had no idea what was so funny about some guy singing this sweet little lullaby to comfort his sad daughter. Little did I know of the lyrics which were to soon follow ...

'Superhero' is Lynch's second album (well...technically 3rd if you count a rare EP) and goes above and beyond the lowbrow standards he set with 'A Little Bit Special'. The material is much more racy and 'in your face', but IMHO Lynch's saving grace is he never really says anything to be mean - he's only trying to make you laugh. He pokes fun at everything from incest to immigration and has the distinct honor of recording the most offensive pub song I've ever heard. :)

Normally I cannot stand 'live' albums, but this album strikes a chord with me because it gives an aural 'peek' into the energy behind his performances. It's quite evident Lynch is having as much fun performing as the audience is listening. He even gets to do a bit of improv on the titular song - which is much funnier and WAAAY dirtier than its appearance on his Comedy Central special."