The Pink Album

by Muckafurgason

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Muckafurgason plays everything from rap ("MC Speller") to pop ("Dictionary") to rock ("Part-Time Rock Star") to punk ("Liar")...and that's just the first four songs on their second full-length The Pink Album. Produced by John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants, the album is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to anything and everything, leaving no era of the radio untouched. All of the Mucka boys sing ­ sometimes solo, in harmony, you name it ­ and they literally rotate instruments like musical chairs. Are they confused, lacking direction or suffering from multiple personality disorder? None of the above. These cynical savants fear no style or instrument, exploring more musical territory in a single album than most bands do in a lifetime. "We're bi-curious when it comes to genres, we dabble in everything" said Jon Lee (also co-creator of tv series Delocated, Xavier: Renegade Angel and Wonder Showzen) when asked about the band's modus operandi. And as for their inspiration, Jon adds "We're inspired by our mothers. Thanks, Moms." Whether they¹re panning a genre or astutely emulating its style, you¹ll be impressed by Muckafurgason's uncanny ability to pull it off with flair and finesse. So loosen your tie, prepare a grin and enjoy this quirky, smart and sarcastic journey through Genreville. (DER-502)

"A grab bag of musical surprises, Muckafurgason give brand new meaning to the term 'genre skipping' by playing rap, rock, pop and punk all within the first half of 'The Pink Album'. Not only do they play various forms of music here, but the band take turns singing - either solo or in unison - and alternate instruments from track to track, proving that they are not only fearless of genres but also different instruments as well. A comical disc with tongue in cheek references to just about everything related to pop culture, this is first and foremost fun music despite the cynical wordplay and despair related topics. Quirky, original and all played with seemingly reckless abandon, it's pretty clear these guys are talented musicians in their own right, even with their parodies and unusual sense of humor that tends to be the focus here. The big difference here between this and the standard spoof disc is this one is the sort you'll listen to repeatedly. Entertaining, hilarious and so unpredictable, this is the sort of music that will make you laugh out loud but remain planted in your mind from the sheer catchiness of it." - go211

"Sometimes, musicians take themselves and their music far too seriously. This is not the case with Muckafurgason. But the band isn't just having fun on their own account ­ they take no prisoners. Every genre, from rap to pop, is spoofed on The Pink Album, with hilariously uncanny accuracy. If you need a laugh, then you need Muckafurgason, it's that simple." - Bloginity

"This trio of gifted, offbeat and ambitious musicians (they are all singers and multi-instrumentalists) visit every facet of rock to pop-rock to punk to psychedelic to rap ('MC Spella') with a sprinkling of British humor. The first notes of 'Dictionary' have the spirit of The Beatles and hilarious lyrics to match (I was out with my friend / he called me a name that I've never heard / was it good was it bad I knew that I had to find that word / so I looked it up in the dictionary cause I could not comprehend / in a book full of explanation of words I found you're not my friend). The group also masters rhythmic punk on tracks like 'Liar' or 'I want to get...KC' and excellent lyrics cliches ('I want to get fucked up / drive my pickup truck / throw empty beers at sluts '). But it would be too easy for the group to stop there.They explore psychedelic rock with songs like 'Rock Spaceship' and 'Robert Wilson'. These three troublemakers have equally mastered jazz arrangements and lay down two titles including the near-instrumental 'Subtle Spy' and the touching 'Will you go with me?' But where Muckafurgason is the best is probably in the pop-rock songs. 'Part-time rockstar' is a melancholic pop-rock gem by its story that can raise a smile or cry (reminding us of the brilliant writing talent of the trio), 'Why don't you get married?' has the best vocal performance with that sweet voice. 'Killing flies', besides its crazy lyrics, is a gem of a ballad with acoustic bass, guitar and proves a violin at how music can transport us without overdoing it. The Pink Album succeeds based on its nostalgia alone." - AlternativNews

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released February 18, 2010

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Track Name: Mucker Ferguson
alright. muckafurgason. what? i said muckafurgason, muckafurgason. what? i said muckafurgason. muckafurgason, muckafurgason, muckafurgason. alright. that's what i like about white people
Track Name: Dictionary
i was reading a book when i saw a word that i've never seen. i didn't know what to do i had no clue of it's meaning. so i looked it up in the dictionary cause i couldn't understand. it's a book full of definitions of words and their derivations. i was out with my friend he called me a name that i've never heard. was it good was it bad i knew that i had to find that word. so i looked it up in the dictionary cause i couldn't comprehend. in a book full of explanations of words i found you're not my friend. you know mr. minor made a lot of what's the o.e.d...oh yeah. a million words that help me tell you what i want to say. hey. dictionary yeah
Track Name: Liar
well she told me that you went to the library. but i saw you and you were out buying batteries. well she's a liar. she's a liar. and she told me that your piano was broken. and then she said you know i'm only joking. cause she's a liar. she's a liar. i saw her in the tee shirt shop. getting a t-shirt made that said 'i am a liar.' liar. she's a liar. liar
Track Name: MC Speller
my name is mc speller and i like to spell...s p e l l spells spell. mc speller and i love to spell...q u e u e spells queue. he's a maniac, ya'll. here comes the heart attack, yo. chris likes food. andy like atari. i like the work of john baldessari. my rhymes are fresh and my moves are hard. i play the plastic guitar like baudrillard. my name is mc speller and i like to spell...d a d spells dad. mc speller and i love to spell...r h o n g spells wrong. i'm mc scared of bees, ya'll cause you know that i'm scared of bees, ya'll. when i see a bee i run because by definition i'm scared of bees. yo, i'm comin' to you straight out of sutton in suburban south london. white, middle class, educated 20 something. i got me degree in pure mathematics. i don't like to rap i'm just being sarcastic. r i g h t spells right, mc speller's gonna spell all night, talkin' about. n i g h t spells night, mc speller spells everything right
Track Name: Part-Time Rockstar
he's a part-time rockstar. and he works 9 to 5 on the 27th floor. and then he comes home at night. and plays his guitar ha ha. and he has phoned in sick to appear on tv. and he has been on tour with his annual leave. and he's done interviews during his lunch break. while the work on his desk just sits there and waits. cause he's a part-time rockstar. in his shirt and tie. and with his name on the door. and then he comes home at night . and plays his guitar ha ha. and sometime he goes to tower just to look at their cd. where it is in between muchacha and mudhoney. but then it's back to work and he's got to make it through the day. and he does the least that he can, just enough to get his pay. cause he's a part-time rockstar. in his shirt and tie. on the 27th floor. and then he comes home at night. and plays his guitar ha ha. no one in the office knows that he is in a band. what's the point in telling them? they wouldn't understand. part-time rockstar
Track Name: "I Wanna Get..." K.C.
i wanna get fucked up. drive my pick up truck. throw empty beers at sluts. tell them to kiss my butt. i wanna get fucked up. i wanna fight my dad. and i'm not even mad. he said i stole his stuff. like i give a fuck. i think he's so fucked up. i wanna tell my boss. i think that she can fuck off. this situation sucks. every hour five bucks. i only buy used stuff. i'm gonna get fucked up
Track Name: Rock Spaceship
there's no where to go. there's nothing to do. i'm grounded again. for breaking the rules. my parents downstairs. i'm in my bedroom. please take me away. and show me the moon. i wanna rock spaceship. i wanna rock to take me away. i wanna rock spaceship tonight. i can empty my head. as i cruise through the sky. turn the stereo up. leave my troubles behind. parents have no control. when you're light years from home. and i need to escape. so come and get me let's go. i wanna rock spaceship. i wanna rock to take me away. i wanna rock spaceship tonight. I wanna rock tonight
Track Name: Why Don't You Get Married?
you were the prettiest of them all. turned every head as you walked down the hall. all the boys wanted to date you. consequently all the girls would hate you. and it wasn't even your fault. why don't you get married? it's the best thing you could do. why don't you get married? and give the boys a break who think they've got a chance at lovin' you. i wonder how many hearts you've left behind. how many boys you've driven to tears. you're hard to blame cause you're so sweet and kind. and it's been this way for years. why don't you get married? it's the best thing you could do. why don't you get married? and give the boys a break who think they've got a chance at lovin' you. i don't know why you can't choose. every boy's knocked on your door. i think it's sad that you have this life. you're ever-loved but you can love no more. why don't you get married? it's the best thing you could do. why don't you get married? and give the boys a break who think they've got a chance at lovin' you. a chance at lovin' you
Track Name: Janeane
she's the one of my dreams. i fell in love in a teen magazine. when i met her we played airplanes. i just learned how to spell your last name. janeane. i don't mind and i don't care. i kind of like how you wear boys underwear. all the kids will stop and stare. as if i'm not there with. janeane. and i knew that we would get along. because cookies and boredom are my turn ons. where the hell is janeane
Track Name: Subtle Spy
i put the b is subtle baby, you know what i mean. some think i'm bad, others know i'm clean. i got the power of subtlety baby guess who i am. i could be your mother or your neighbor's best friend. i'm a subtle spy
Track Name: Will You Go With Me?
we first met in 1976 by the building blocks and the pick-up-sticks. we were 5 years old but i noticed you were there. then i switched schools until '82 when we met again and i soon asked you. this question that boys and girls ask. will you go with me? will you go with me? this is what i'd ask a girl named justine. the beauty of my middle school. all the fellas advised me to. based on what they overheard the other girls say as i made them laugh falling down on my ice skates. purposely...purposely. will you go with me? will you go with me? i practiced before she answered the phone so suddenly. i stalled and then i asked. she said 'o.k.' and that was that. for the next two weeks i didn't know what to do. i'd never gone with someone and then came the news. her best friend said she just wanted to be friends. will you go with me? will you go with me? the hardest thing to say when you just turned 13. we stayed friends, no harm was done. met again in '91. and i liked her more than i ever had before. will you go with me? will you go with me? if i said this now we'd laugh and think of memories. of a time when it was cool to bring scratch and sniff stickers to school. and i wonder when we'll ever, if we'll ever meet again
Track Name: Alone
i, i'm always with someone else. i can't remember how it felt. to get a minute to myself. and i, i wish that i should get away. i wish i didn't have to stay. and live my life another day. i want to be a alone. and spend some time on my own. some time to work it all out. and find out what it's about. i wanna be alone. i, i used to think that i was cool. but then they went and changed the rules. now what am i supposed to do? alone. i want be a alone. and spend some time on my own. some time to work it all out. and find out what it's about. i wanna be alone. i, i'm always with someone else. i can't remember how it felt. alone. i want be a alone. and spend some time on my own. some time to work it all out. and find out what it's about. i wanna be alone
Track Name: Killing Flies
i've been killing flies again. with yesterday's rolled up guardian. the crossword is all awash with blood. but that's ok, because i'd done all that i could. their squashed remains decorate my walls. i hit them so hard i don't know where they fall. with just one swipe of my paper through the air. their dead bodies are scattered everywhere. cause i've been killing flies again. i've got tears in my eye again. can't you realize my friend. i've been killing fliesäagain. i know it's murder but i'll carry on. cause when you've got no friends it's the closest thing to fun. and maybe you, you will think i'm cruel. but if i let them live then i would be the fool. cause i've been killing flies again. i've got tears in my eye again. can't you realize my friend. i've been killing flies
Track Name: Robert Wilson
she said i think there's something wrong. with making out to the tunes of a daniel johnston song. you know i get this funny feeling that you identify with robert wilson. she said when did it become a trend. to be considered legally insane. you know i get this funny feeling that you identify with robert wilson