Anal Cunt - I Like It When You Die
I remain, after listening to this more than once (yes, I am an idiot) unconvinced as to whether this is a sick joke being played on everyone or whether this is just pure unadulterated horse crap.
For those of you who don't know, Anal Cunt specialise is thrashing out a couple of dozen songs per album, largely consisting of totally offensive, racist, misogynistic, homophobic titles, where the principal musical form is akin to the sound made when a chainsaw is slammed into cast-iron railings with some guy called Seth Puttnam growling incomprehensibly over the top. The song titles might be deliberately offensive but the songs themselves aren't because you cannot understand a word that is being screamed at you.
I suppose if you are going to call yourself Anal Cunt, you would expect to be shunned by the mainstream. Indeed, the band admitted to sending tapes of their music to radio stations just so they could get negative reviews. 52 tracks, the overwhelming majority under a minute long and only one over two minutes long (an epic four and a half minutes of "Kyle from Incantation Has a Moustache") and you can pretty much gather what is going on. And the song titles. OK, at the risk of offending the reader, here goes, "You Got Date Raped", "You Got Cancer", "Your Kid Is Deformed", "Windchimes Are Gay". And that is just the start. They seem to have toned down a bit since they released tracks, on earlier albums, like "Phyllis Is an Old Annoying Cunt", "Foreplay with a Tree Shredder" and "Van Full of Retards" which ‘graced' their earlier albums.
The problem is that one album of this might be, in some perverse totally non-PC way, be kind of funny. By the time you get to the fourth album (which this is) the joke has gone completely flat. And yet they have managed to churn out a further five albums after this. Now I could (and believe me this is possible) turn out an Anal Cunt soundalike track called "Anyone in Anal Cunt Is a Moronic Halfwitted Twat" but the problem is that the band would probably put this on their next album.
So what to do? Do you rate this seriously, as music, or do you just resign yourself to regarding this as pre-pubescent, puerile frat-boy idiocy. In all honesty, I don't know what to do. No-one in their right mind would give this any serious consideration (would they?) This has got to be a laugh (albeit a pretty stupid and childish one) - or is it? In all honesty I am not even sure that anyone could actually be offended by this because it is so dumb. And if you make a comedy record which people don't find funny, then what does that make you?
I am not going to rate this, simply because I can't. If someone else wishes to have a go, be my guest. But I warn you, there are far better things to do with your time.
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on 2012-01-04 SolitaryMan Said:
I've never really been on board the joke behind Anal Cunt, but I know of a few people who swear it's the funniest joke you'll ever hear. I've tried maybe 3 albums, and there were only 3 times I even cracked a smile. When each album had ended. It's absolutely...mind-boggling.