PornoSonic

Cream Streets: Music from the Original Unreleased Motion Picture

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A goof that's good for a few yuks and then some, PornoSonic is actually the brainchild of Don Argott and a handful of crack studio musicians whose record collections start and end with Shaft. A follow-up to 1999's Unreleased 70s Porno Music, this mock soundtrack to a non-existent movie is appropriately an entirely instrumental disc. As such, the "songs" are actually mini-jams with their hearts in the '70s and their minds in the gutter. Wah-wah guitars, flutes, and fatback bass provide funky interludes that, unlike real soundtracks of the period, never overstay their welcome. The "plot" is told by the song titles, all of which have suggestive porno-styled names like "Dick Saves Peach" and "Dreaming of Dick," which are as creative as the music is derivative. An enjoyable disc to play spot the influences with, it's also fun to turn down the sound on a typical '70s blaxploitation film and substitute this instead. Cream Streets thankfully never takes itself seriously. The final track is a phony trailer that provides the plot in a self-mocking style reminiscent of the Firesign Theater. This could be the Spinal Tap of its admittedly limited genre. It's expertly played, engaging music that succeeds in spite of its nudge-wink approach. In fact if you didn't see the cover, this might pass for a better than average soundtrack of exactly the movies it mocks. Ultimately Cream Streets is a slight album but it's consistently well done and lots of fun in its over-the-top approach.

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