Show results for

Explore

In Stock

Artists

Actors

Authors

Format

Condition

Theme

Category

Genre

Rated

Label

Specialty

Decades

Size

Color

Deals

Songs Without Jokes
  • Artist: Bret McKenzie
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787146929
  • Item #: 2491778X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 8/26/2022
CD 
List Price: $13.98
Price: $11.79
You Save: $2.19 (16%)
Share Twitter

You May Also Like

Description

Songs Without Jokes on CD

2022 release. As you can probably glean from the title, Bret McKenzie-whom you know from such modern musical treasures as comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, the Muppets movie reboots and other ace kid-film soundtracks, Lord of the Rings fan blogs, guest songs for The Simpsons, cycling around the streets in his native New Zealand, and more- has a new solo record filled with songs that ARE NOT COMEDY SONGS! There. Doesn't that feel better? Sometimes it helps just to get it out in the open. The album reveals McKenzie's talents on multiple instruments (he's a veteran of several non-comedy bands in New Zealand back in the day, most notably the reggae-based fusion group The Black Seeds), and his affinity for wry, literate artists like Harry Nilsson, Steely Dan, Randy Newman and Dire Straits. While the album may be free of traditional punch lines, it doesn't lack a sense of humor. It showcases a new stage of McKenzie's career, to be sure, but one that isn't so far removed from his past work and true artistic self. Like Jim Henson before him, who made a career of blending the silly with the sincere and the playful with the profound, McKenzie also aims to connect rainbows to the ridiculous.