Not Their Best, Not Their Worst
John A Lee III | San Antonio, TX | 05/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Political satire is something that either appeal to people or does not. If you don't like it, no amount of talent will entertain you. If you do like it, you savor each bit and are willing to sit through the dross. It helps if the satirists are good. These guys and gals are good. That makes sitting through their work pleasurable even when it not their best work.
As with all work of this nature, it helps to be up on current events. The parodies are based upon items in the news. It also helps to be familiar with the American repertoire of popular music. Some are based on showtunes, some are based on rock or country. The sources come from all over the spectrum.
IF you do like political satire, its always hard to go wrong with the Capital Steps. They are very talented. This is not their best album but it is still quite entertaining.
Political satire and a history lesson too
ellen foster | Vermont | 10/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This C/D contains some of the funniest political commentary I have ever heard. Not only is the satire right on, but the songs are great. Half the fun is suddenly recognizing a song from my teens (current events are lampooned to the tune of popular songs). My kids keep asking me what's so funny, so they now know more American political dirt than most adults. Anyone who has the least bit of interest in current events should get this C/D. And don't worry- all political parties take a beating. On this one it may seem a little heavy on Bush; go back a few years and they were wiping the floor with Clinton. However, it's so well done, you won't care when they destroy your favorite public figure. Watch out, though, buy one and you'll want all the rest."