Cledus T. Judd

Did I Shave My Back for This?

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The title of Did I Shave My Back for This? -- a clever send-up of Deana Carter's Did I Shave My Legs for This? -- indicates that the album will be another funny collection of song parodies and humorous originals. Cledus T. Judd, it must be said, does not disappoint. Like a redneck Weird Al Yankovic, Judd is an engaging, charismatic performer who possesses a wry wit and a way with words -- witness how he twists Brooks & Dunn's "Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing'" into "Cledus Don't Stop Eatin' for Nothin'." Judd's ear picks up on rhythms and meters inherent in each song, resulting in unexpected, delightful parodies. And country humor rarely comes any smarter than "First Redneck on the Internet" or "Hankenstein." But don't let Judd's brains or goofiness stand in the way of your enjoyment of Did I Shave My Back for This? -- if you've ever laughed at Ray Stevens, Grandpa Jones, or Weird Al Yankovic, this will surely tickle your funny bone. And if you're wondering if this is just too much frivolity for you, consider that the great Buck Owens lends his musical support, which means that there's substance to the album as well.

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