Big Benn Klingon / MF Doom

Expektoration (Live)

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While the masked rapper has been known to send lip-syncing “Doomposters” to his gigs in his place, MF Doom fans can rest assured that this live album features the real deal. Anyone who bought the limited edition of MM..Food? has the video proof, as much of this album is an audio rip of that package’s bonus DVD. Redundancy aside, this is a fantastic show fans won’t mind revisiting. Act 1 features tracks from MM..Food? (including the killer opener “Hoe Cakes”) and Madvillainy (check the massive version of “Accordion”), while Act 2 features Operation Doomsday-era selections like “Doomsday” and “Hey!” Sound quality is fine and the intermission is entertaining, with the Star Trek character Worf explaining the album’s title with “Expektoration is a common side effect of speaking Klingon.” The bootleg packaging and lack of a track list point to the release’s target audience, Doom regulars looking for something better than 2005’s live album Live from Planet X.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
30:06
2
1:36
3
19:37
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