King of the Mountains

King of the Mountains

by Rodney Carrington
     
 

When he landed a sitcom on ABC in 2004, Rodney Carrington quickly lifted himself out of the world of guest appearances on morning zoo radio and small-time comedy clubs. In other words, he went from Tim Wilson to Jeff Foxworthy and sanitized his act accordingly for prime-time TV. The two seasons ofSee more details below

Overview

When he landed a sitcom on ABC in 2004, Rodney Carrington quickly lifted himself out of the world of guest appearances on morning zoo radio and small-time comedy clubs. In other words, he went from Tim Wilson to Jeff Foxworthy and sanitized his act accordingly for prime-time TV. The two seasons of Rodney had a bit of an edge, but the truly trashy side of his act was still there, growing or maybe festering and waiting for its turn. Completely free of shame, King of the Mountains is the hilarious result. Carrington has used the four years since his last new album to hone his ribald act without disrupting the easygoing, everyman charm. His standup material is tight, but it also flows effortlessly with the comedian casually strolling through his day-to-day life of porno, immature friends, dysfunctional family, and a world that's a little too fast for a die-hard Oklahoman. His "aw shucks" attitude tempers the filth and down-home bias, but it's his understanding of what he pretends to not understand that really separates him from the Cable Guys and other Blue Collar comedians. Carrington does a perfect Bobby Trendy impression to play a Rodeo Drive salesclerk on "Shopping on Rodeo Street," while the song "Rap Star" has some current insider and properly used hip-hop slang, even if it's introduced with an "I don't know a dang thing about these rappers" excuse. As good as the standup portion of the album is, King of the Mountains does ramp up to what is always the best part of any Carrington effort: the dirty, silly, and catchy songs. They're presented at the end of the live show and again in their studio versions with a touching, heartfelt tribute to fellow comedian and longtime friend Barry Martin closing the album. With observational humor threatening to take the spotlight away from the novelty songs, King of the Mountains is a good laugh the whole way through and, in turn, his strongest album to date.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0094636399829
catalogNumber:
63998
Rank:
24566

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rodney Carrington   Primary Artist
Pat Buchanan   Guitar,Background Vocals
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar,Background Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Gary Morse   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Pomeroy   Bass,Background Vocals
Milton Sledge   Drums,Background Vocals
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Bob Hoban   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Rodney Carrington   Composer,Executive Producer
Brady Barnett   Digital Editing
Eric Adkins   Photo Assistance
Julie Goldstein   Publicity
Rob Uehling   Engineer
Mark Gross   Executive Producer

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