Rodney Carrington

Nut Sack

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Rodney Carrington once again divides an album between his standup comedy and a group of comic songs. On the first five tracks, he delves into embarrassing medical and sexual matters, although he seems unembarrassed himself. He gives particular attention to the subject of prostate examinations in "Hypochondriac," revealing an extreme state of homophobia. His sexually obsessed humor has no wit to speak of, but earns laughs for its uninhibited character. Then it's on to the songs, all of them candidates for Dr. Demento. "Carlos, Man of Love" and "Letter to My Penis" are repeated from earlier records. "It's Too Late," a duet with Lisa Cochran, details the deterioration of a romantic relationship in explicit terms. The song is also presented in a "radio edit version" that eliminates one vulgar word but retains its overall tone. (It's amazing what you can get on the radio these days.)

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