Artists - Chef Aid - The South Park Album
Best Cartoon Soundtrack of the Millenium
And now the moment
you have all been waiting for : the latest from Comedy Central's
own South Park. Through this album, we are reminded that South
Park is here to stay - and that it is pure genius.
This album totally
blew me away. When I heard that South Park was going to have
a soundtrack, I was kind of excited (I mean I used to help
Park Central so I am a big fan of the show). However,
lately I have not been paying too much attention to the show,
and I assumed this album would be a vain attempt to make a
quick buck. I was wrong - the album is definitely not a waste.
Since the album
is Chef Aid, it can only be assumed that we would get the
best of the best out in support of our favorite member of
school food service personnel. We have tracks by such famous
acts as Master P, 'Ol Dirty Bastard, Crystal Method, Perry
Farrell, Devo, Elton John, and many more.
In addition to
the work done by these big names, Isaac Hayes joins up as
the voice of Chef. He does backing vocals in a few songs,
as well as doing a few solo songs as well. "Chocolate
Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)," is one of the first singles
off the album - an excellent mix of sexual innuendos when
talking about Chef's most famous dish. "Simultaneous"
is an ode to sex with multiple partners - at the same time.
The infamous "No Substitute" from the Valentine's
episode is redone in full by chef - now a love song to Kathy
Lee coupled with a graphic description of a sexual encounter
between two hummingbirds. His final track is a duet with Meat
Loaf in the song "Tonight is Right for Love (With Meredith
Baxter Birney)." All of these tracks are sure to get
a laugh out of most people.
are not the only highlight to the album though. The big names
all shine through as well. "Nowhere to Run (Vapor Trail)"
is a group collaboration between The Crystal Method, Ozzy
Osbourne, DMX, 'Ol Dirty Bastard, and Fuzzbubble. The sound
is one of the more unique ones found on the album, incorporating
a mix between electronica, rap, and rock - all by the biggest
names in their respective industries. Master P offers up a
little rap track called "Kenny's Dead" and Rancid
do their own original track "Brad Logan."
There are a few
tracks that definitely shine through. This includes a new
version of "Bubblegoose" by Wyclef Jean (original
version on his Carnival album) with comments and singalongs
by Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny. Mousse T vs. Hot &
Juicy keep the middle of the album going with their own style
of European dance music on the song "Horny." The
track is overlaid with a fake phone conversation between Matt
and a record executive (Trey) complaining about the song.
(It has become me and my friends' theme song, next to "Beer"
by Reel Big Fish of course).
By far the most
noteworthy track is Eric Cartman singing his own rendition
of "Come Sail Away" (Styx). Anyone who knows this
song is sure to get a kick out of this song, sung in its entirity
by the the little fat kid. The rest of the tracks are all
quality as well. The only ones I don't care much for are Devo's
"Huboon Stomp" and Primus's "Mephisto and Kevin"
(although "Mephisto and Kevin" is interesting because
it explains just who that little monkey boy is).
recommend this album - even if you are not a fan of South
Park. Pretty much everyone is bound to find entertainment
inside. It is available in both and explicit and edited version,
so you can even get one for the kids. My only problem is that
it has a definite chance of losing its meaning as South Park
begins to fade. That doesn't seem like an immediate threat,
but it is bound to happen. Enjoy this while it lasts.