Cledus T. Judd

I Stoled This Record

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Cledus T. Judd's debut album indicated that he was a first-rate country comic for the '90s, but his second effort, I Stoled This Record, is where his talents truly blossom. Judd's humor is simple and direct -- witness how he lusts after superstar country vocalist Shania Twain on "If Shania Was Mine" or the Charlie Daniels parody "Cledus Went Down to Florida" or the obvious Elmo & Patsy sendup "Grandpa Got Runned Over By a John Deere." It doesn't take a comic genius to come up with these endearingly sophomoric and corny jokes, but it does take some guts to actually follow them through, and that's what makes I Stoled This Record surprisingly engaging and fun. Besides, the music is better than you would imagine (Joe Diffie and Shania herself guest on "[She's Got A Butt] Bigger Than the Beatles").

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