All posts tagged: album

WWF Rap Album – Aggression

The WWF (WWE) over the years have always released compilation music albums of their superstar entrance themes, and sometimes have tried releasing music that featured their wrestlers singing…. But in 2000, the WWF was so hot and actually in-tune to pop culture that they got some of the biggest names in Rap/Hip Hop to make original tracks about their superstars and released it as WWF Aggression. The album featured the likes of RUN DMC, SNOOP DOGG, ICE-T, ODB and METHOD MAN. This collaboration did very well, peaking at number 8 on the US Billboard charts and number 6 in Canada. Some of the wrestlers used these new tracks as their entrance theme while others just release music videos.

Chef Aid: The South Park Album

Who remembers this gem from 1998. SIDE NOTE: It’s hard to believe that South Park has been on the air that long, and maintained it’s popularity, but creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have always had their finger on the pulse of pop culture. In the second season (back when Chef was prominent character), Chef discovers that Alanis Morissette’s hit song “Stinky Britches” is actually a song he wrote year ago. While trying to get compensation for this, things turn around and somehow Chef is the one who ends up jail. The boys decide to throw a music fundraiser for Chef entitled “Chef Aid” featuring musicians like Ozzy Osborne, Joe Strummer and Wyclef Jean Not only was this a popular episode, but it turned into a popular album. It even had it’s own spin-off of Behind the Music. With songs like Chocolate Salty Balls, the album did very well on the UK, Canada, and US charts. As much as this is a comical and spoof filled album, it did feature some surprisingly good songs. On …

Denis Leary: No Cure For Cancer

I remember vividly the first time I was introduced to comedy albums. I had never heard one before and probably didn’t really know they existed. From a young age I loved Saturday Night Live and watching stand up comedy on TV, but I had no idea that a lot of these stand up acts could be found in album form. One day my family was visiting some friends out of town: The Fitzgeralds. The kids in the Fitzgerald family were a few years older than the kids in my family, but we always got along great. My sister, brother and I always looked up to them and thought they were the coolest. How cool? So cool they didn’t even have to be there to impress me. On this particular night the Fitzgerald kids were all out, so to kill time until they got back a few hours later I was told to go listen to some of the boys’ CDs and play some video games. So I did. One of the albums already in the …

My First Ever CD Purchase: Enema of the State

I was a late bloomer in terms of music. Well actually, I was a late bloomer in regards to lots of things, not the least of which was sex, but that’s not the point of this article. While my fellow classmates were listening to music and watching music videos on MTV in public school, I wasn’t. I had zero interest in music. I didn’t know any artists or songs off the top of my head and could not understand the appeal of music videos. All this changed – for reasons unknown – once high school started. Maybe it was a subconscious need to fit in, or maybe just a natural evolution toward normalcy. Whatever the case, once I started listening to music, I did not stop. Today, music is a huge part of my life. I have over a hundred bands and artists on my iPhone and I listen to every one of them regularly. The first CD I ever purchased was Blink 182’s multi platinum selling breakthrough record “Enema of the State.” At the …