Title - Garbage Band Kids
Artist - Green Jelly
For those unaware, hilarious musical pranksters Green Jelly - best known for their 1993 hit Three Little Pigs - are back to blow your house down with this brand-new studio album, Garbage Band Kids!
For this outing, their first since 2009, band founder and lead vocalist Bill Manspeaker has recruited a slew of special guests who give the project a bit of extra potency including musical performances by members of Trailer Park Boys, Suicidal Tendencies, Fishbone, The Dwarves, Piledriver, Hacksaw Jim Duggin, Kittie and others.
In addition, the album includes humorous cameos from the one and only Weird Al Yankovic as well as game show icon Wink Martindale.
In addition to the more well-known guests, Garbage Band Kids brought together Green Jelly fans from around the globe, over a 100 songwriters, musicians and artists, who made the record possible.
Indeed as Manspeaker proclaims, This is the first album in music history to be recorded by the fans, for the fans!
Manspeaker also brought in one of the creators of the subversive 80s trading card phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids to provide the albums mind-blowing artwork, which include individual full-color illustrations for each song and an insanely detailed cover image that comes to life in 3D animation using the augmented reality app Artvive (available for free on the app store)!
All together, this unruly mob have crafted one of the most creative and defiant albums in the great Green Jelly oeuvre.
2. Silence Of The Squarepants
3. Punk Rock Pope
4. Fuxk It
5. Boy Who Cried Wolf
6. Drinking Song
7. Back Alley Dentist
10. Hey Hey Hey
11. Beat My Meat
12. Weirdo [CD ONLY]
13. Freetoe Feet [CD ONLY]
14. Ballad Of Green Jelly [CD ONLY]
15. Three Little Pigs
16. Magnus Aerena
17. Holyman Back [CD ONLY]
Opening on the drum-led, and perfectly introduced throbber Pukebox and the frenetic Silence Of The Squarepants, up next is the lofi Metallica-esque Punk Rock Pope, the sing-along melodies of Fuxk It, the funky guitar work of Boy Who Cried Wolf, the clap-along, Celtic-imbibed Drinking Song, and then both the thunderous Back Alley Dentist and the all out rocker Champion.
Next up is the mid-tempo (for them!) 333 and the funky bass lines of the euphoric Hey Hey Hey which are themselves backed by the guitar riffing Beat My Meat, the alt-rock of both Weirdo and Freetoe Feet, and then we get the low slung guitar piece Ballad Of Green Jelly, the twisted storytelling of Three Little Pigs, before the CD comes to a close on the low key (for the most part from the off, at least) Magnus Aerena, and the gently atmospheric and spoken word Holyman Back.
Check out the albums first single Punk Rock Pope, released today to all digital platforms, for what is in store on this epic adventure!
Official Streaming Choices
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Official CD Purchase Link
Official Pink or Green Vinyl Garbage Band Kids Purchase Link