A Reading from the Book of Apple - Denis Leary, Garofalo, Janeane
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Life's Gonna Suck
F**k the People
Lock 'n Load - Denis Leary, Dulli, Greg
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 » 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« less
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
Beth B. (snowgems) from ECKERMAN, MI Reviewed on 7/11/2006...
damn funny stuff
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."
Denis Leary is angry again - feel the warmth
Andrius Uzkalnis | 03/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A bit older and wiser, Denis Leary drops the over-the-top obnoxiousness that was so wonderful in, "No Cure for Cancer." The presentation here is more honest, and the bones he has to pick are incredibly true. And eclectic! Coffee-flavored coffee, Marv Albert, Catholicism, Michael Flatley, and you morons that ride your bikes on the street - all are grist for his mill, attacked with wit and palpable anger. And that - anger - is the reason his act works so well. It isn't mindless, or done for shock. It is simply the reaction of a tired commen-sense man to annoyance. In a world where everyone has adopted the, "Live and let live" philosophy, it is a relief to hear at least one voice decry, "No! Some things are not alright, or even acceptable, or even tolerable," swearing loudly in between. No one can fly off in a berserk rage quite like Denis Leary."
"Wake ... up and smell the maple-nut crunch!!!!"
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 07/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Denis Leary is one awesome comedian, I don't care what anyone says. I think he's funny as hell. He is one (ticked) off guy who isn't afraid to show it. You will hear some of the funniest rants and other material that will make you laugh until you're in tears.The best tracks on the CD are the actual comedy bits that were from the actual performance...The bits and songs are funny too, but not as good as the original material from the show. Some is not included on this album, while little moments ARE that were never aired on HBO... I wished there could be more of his comedy routine and less bits and sketches. Oh well.Word of warning: Mr. Leary loves the "F" word. If that's a problem with you, then put the CD down ...All in all, funny CD. Could've been better. It's really better to see him live and in action. Hey....when is this going to come out on VHS? Or on DVD, for that matter. Come on! I'm dropping a hint here! Please, release this out on VHS or DVD ..."