The World's Greatest Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet!
Mark Singer | Columbia, MO | 04/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Four highly professional men get together in drag at a Bette Midler concert and discover that they can sing. This is the second recording from San Francisco's The Kinsey Sicks, who mix camp, raunchy humor, biting satire, and genuine feeling with some of the best acappella singing you've ever heard. Their take on the classic "I Will Follow Him" .... has a musical sophistication far beyond the original. Other standouts include "Titanic: Why Does Celine Go On?", "Where the Goys Are" (where Rachel longs for a Gentile boy with "Blond hair that glows/a tiny nose/a strangely quiet family..."), and the lovely, elegaic "I Wish You Peace," dedicated to original member Jerry Friedman.There is no way this CD could ever be as good as their live shows, though the snippets of live material at the end of the last (unmentionalbe) song show that they're great ad-libbers are well. Still, it's well worth purchasing if you like great humor and great singing. Highly recommended (and catch them off-Broadway this year!)."