May 25, 2006

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Dirty Sanchez, Dirty Sanchez
Cleopatra Records, 2006

A Village People of the future would come out with guns blazing, bemoaning the Y chromosomes they’d been dealt; perhaps the singer would pose noodle-wristed in front of the mike dabbing at mascara drenched from totally forgetting about the handbag sale. Wait a second — it’s already here. And if it’s good enough to win endorsements from Margaret Cho and Parker Posey, it’s good enough for you: LA’s Dirty Sanchez spitball sick jokes about “Youth in Asia” and “Tranny Sex” from the safety of cheeseball lo-fi retro-disco in a jihad to cripple the various pillars of straight culture (the hit-the-deck-hilarious “Dinner Party!”) while giving falsetto voice to universal truths (“We Hate Youth and Beauty”). Filthy and disgusting, “Get it Wet” herds everyone to the floor with the help of an epithet-loop that would make Junior Soprano blush like a Cub Scout, all this leaving the stage set for singer Jackie Beat to explore his inner bad-cop in the previously advanced single “Really Rich Italian Satanists.” A-

— Eric W.Sagaer


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