Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

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by Rodney Carrington
     
 
Country comedian and comic singer Rodney Carrington hasn't had any hits, greatest or otherwise, in the conventionally accepted sense of the term. But Greatest Hits is a two-disc compilation drawn from four albums -- Hangin' with Rodney (its tracks licensed from Mercury Records),

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Country comedian and comic singer Rodney Carrington hasn't had any hits, greatest or otherwise, in the conventionally accepted sense of the term. But Greatest Hits is a two-disc compilation drawn from four albums -- Hangin' with Rodney (its tracks licensed from Mercury Records), Morning Wood, Live: C'mon Laugh You Bastards, and Nut Sack. The first disc features Carrington's non-singing standup comedy, the second songs. Carrington has enjoyed commercial success with his albums by presenting redneck humor with a heavy complement of vulgar sexual commentary, poor taste (in "Growing Up Poor -- Toughskins Jeans," he makes fun of the Kennedy assassination), and bouts of intolerance toward Asian-Americans and, especially, homosexuals. Indeed, his obsession with gay people evidences an extreme homophobia that might benefit from therapy. But then, his comedy routines probably are that therapy, though they don't help him overcome his problems. He covers much the same ground in his songs, while introducing musical satires as he sets his lyrics to everything from Tex-Mex to Frankie Laine-style Western pop, and even (on one of two versions of "Letter to My Penis"), Frank Sinatra-style traditional pop swagger. Despite his vulgarity, Carrington reveals a wide streak of sentimentality, making it clear how dependent he is on his wife, and on the album-ending song "Things We Didn't Know," one of two new tracks, he drops the joking completely in favor of a sincere, and cloying, tribute to his family. But maybe that shouldn't be a surprise; he's spent a lot of the album demonstrating that, despite his potty mouth, he's really just a softie.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724359416427
catalogNumber:
94164
Rank:
26688

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Country Bar -- Mechanical Sheep
  2. Going to Heaven Drunk
  3. Good Woman -- "Lucky"
  4. Wife at Garage Sales
  5. Growing Up Poor -- Toughskins Jeans
  6. Deer Hunting -- Snake Hunting
  7. Walmart
  8. Booby Trap
  9. Baptist Revival
  10. People Piss Ya Off
  11. Rodney Scared
  12. The Weenie Story
  13. Chucky Cheese
  14. Japanese Restaurants
  15. Vacation
  16. Hypochondriac
  17. Tips on Marriage
  18. Helicopter

Disc 2

  1. All the Reasons
  2. Don't Look Now
  3. That Awful Day
  4. Carlos, Man of Love
  5. It's Too Late
  6. The Night the Bar Closed Down
  7. Letter to My Penis
  8. Titties and Beer
  9. In Her Day
  10. Gay Factory Worker
  11. A Dozen Roses
  12. Carlos
  13. Morning Wood
  14. More of a Man
  15. Pickup Truck
  16. Carlos
  17. Grandpa
  18. Sing You Bastards/Burning Sensation
  19. Little Things
  20. Dancing With a Man
  21. Fred
  22. Letter to My Penis
  23. Put Your Clothes Back On
  24. Things We Didn't Know

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Greatest Hits 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is by far the funniest creation of Rodney Carrington! He is hilarious!!!!!