Dane Cook's Tourgasm

Dane Cook's Tourgasm

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The soundtrack from Dane Cook's Tourgasm features music and comedy (that's an equal dose of both over 24 tracks, but the music runs far longer) from the standup star's HBO series. Cook chose the music for the series himself, which runs the gamut from Wolfmother's '70s vintage proto-metal to Tandemoro's break-beat pop to My Rich Friends' industrial rock. As a

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The soundtrack from Dane Cook's Tourgasm features music and comedy (that's an equal dose of both over 24 tracks, but the music runs far longer) from the standup star's HBO series. Cook chose the music for the series himself, which runs the gamut from Wolfmother's '70s vintage proto-metal to Tandemoro's break-beat pop to My Rich Friends' industrial rock. As a window on the raucous comic's inner soundtrack, the album's an exciting listen, and the preponderance of unsigned acts adds to Cook's cred. But fans looking for jokes should know that this is a soundtrack, not a concert recording.

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It should have been his year but 2006 found Dane Cook more loathed than loved for a number of reasons. He was chummy with Jessica Simpson and it didn't jive with his cynical, finger-flipping act at all. Soon, rightfully revered comics like Louis C.K. and Joe Rogan started accusing him of being mega-arrogant, irresponsible, and of stealing material, then the HBO series Tourgasm lands and critics go ballistic and Cook has his Waterworld. Capping it off, the Cook/Simpson vehicle Employee of the Month sneaked out at the end of the year and put just enough date-nighters in the theater seats to lift itself above "bomb" status. Throughout this all there was a core audience that stuck with the "Dane Train" and it's unfortunate they're the only ones who are going to hear the handful of truly great tracks on the Tourgasm soundtrack. There's the stomping "Dimension" from Wolfmother and a whole bunch of rebellious tracks from some -- as of yet -- unsigned talent that spans the hard rock spectrum from the Stone Temple Pilots sound to the Bush sound. Also included are a couple indie-minded bands and a little almost-emo along a whole bunch of clips lifted right from the series, almost all under 30 seconds. Without some kind of sentimental connection to Tourgasm, there's no cohesiveness to the set and recommending it to anyone but the most fanatical Cook follower is difficult. Even they'll be disappointed by the wee bit of Cook included, but at least they can tell you about these new bands (Truepenny, My Rich Friends, and the Black Angels) they've just discovered and how much they rock.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2007
Label:
Rhino / Ada
UPC:
0081227485825
catalogNumber:
74858

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Dane Cook's Tourgasm 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So Dane Cook has really good taste in music. If you like the Jealousy Curve track on here than you should buy their album Life As An Addict on their website jealousycurve.com.