Extended Play EP

The Extended Play EP

by T.J. Miller
     
 

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If one of your smart friends dropped out of society and surfed, smoked (dope), and snarked his way into his own private world, you'd immediately assume he had become T.J. Miller. His standup comedy is hard to connect with, but it's oh-so-attractive to certain tastes, so consider that before considering this, because The Extended Play EP is a conceptual piece…  See more details below

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If one of your smart friends dropped out of society and surfed, smoked (dope), and snarked his way into his own private world, you'd immediately assume he had become T.J. Miller. His standup comedy is hard to connect with, but it's oh-so-attractive to certain tastes, so consider that before considering this, because The Extended Play EP is a conceptual piece from a guy who stared death in the face (he had an arteriovenous malformation) and came out the other side overflowing with a wackadoo spirit. Besides messing with the whole "EP" concept (it's 41 tracks), T.J. does just the tiniest bit of standup here, preferring to fill these cuts with a slacker, suburban rap alter-ego that's like if Asher Roth, the Bloodhound Gang, Andy Milonakis, Kool Keith, and Tom Green had a love child named "DJ Stop 'N' Talk," aka T.J. Miller ("… aka the Stone Cold Killer, worked with all the big fives, still waitin' on Stiller/Been hustlin' since 03, got money for days, weeks even"). In this world, the voice of fellow comedian and regular guy Doug Benson could shatter the whole freakout, but his appearance on "SKIT - Voicemail #1" is some kind of time-bending, dimension-shifting trick, dropping listeners right in middle of the Twilight Zone. Word-play freak Bo Burnham ("king of the YouTube when you were on your mom's boob") is right at home here, joining for an absurd posse track and a lunatic rap battle, but bona fide rap group Ugly Duckling get the album's MVP award, hitting the sometimes actor with "I saw you in Superbad, you're a star," which is brilliant, because he wasn't in it. He was, however, in Cloverfield and decides to give up all the film's secrets within the album, right between all the rap stuff (most of the album), everything else (the nostalgia piece "Sometimes You Cry" is like the Squirrel Nut Zippers stalking you), and the short, surprisingly rich music ("Ritonello" is beautiful, rustic stuff). If it all sounds like Manna for weirdoes, The Extended Play EP will still baffle even those who frequently crave strange, and when "Balsa Wood" closes the album with just those two words in a deadpan delivery by Miller, it seems done only for Cloverfield-starring, arteriovenous malformation-surviving him. Still, these are in jokes some will really want in on, so check your ass and kiss your head goodbye.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Comedy Central
UPC:
0824363013220
catalogNumber:
30132

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Tracks

  1. Prelude
  2. D.J. Stop N' Talk  - Christina Anthony
  3. T.J. Miller
  4. Brandon Johnson Welcomes You to the Battle of the Century
  5. Battle of the Century, Pt. I  - Johnny Polygon
  6. Appleton
  7. Special Individual  - Seth Weitberg
  8. Sometimes You Cry
  9. Chez Davis  - Miller Davis
  10. Dr. Dougherty
  11. Ankle Fat
  12. Battle of the Century, Pt. II
  13. Now We're Partying
  14. Voicemail #1  - Doug Benson
  15. Cloverfield Secrets
  16. Yin Yang Friends  - Bo Burnham
  17. Other Things That Can Be Found In the Bubolz Nature Preserve
  18. The Nephews (Back to 6th Grade)  -  Clean Harry
  19. Battle of the Century, Pt. III  - Bo Burnham
  20. Make Me Laugh
  21. The Unstoppable Aftermath With Dewey and Gileece  - Ethan Suplee
  22. Little Mi$$ Party Animal
  23. Voicemail #2  - Megan Grano
  24. Robot Doctor Presents: Denver
  25. Denver
  26. Father's Friend
  27. Some Spanish Translations of Popular Words
  28. Battle of the Century, Pt. IV
  29. Bananaise  - Nick Vatterott
  30. Sibling Rivalry  - Morgan Miller
  31. Voicemail #3
  32. Sad Raps
  33. Battle of the Century, Pt. V
  34. Ritonello
  35. Epilogue  - Christina Anthony
  36. Swimming Fins
  37. Pwned
  38. Tender Hug
  39. Elbows
  40. Fine Women's Garments
  41. Balsa Wood

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

T.J. Miller   Primary Artist,Musician
Ugly Duckling   Musician
Brandon Johnson   Master of Ceremonies
Janet Montgomery   Vocals
Masahiro Tsuzuki   Bass,Vocals,Upright Bass
Todd Simon   Trumpet
Christina Anthony   Vocals
T.J. Morgan   Musician
Morgan Miller   Musician
Megan Grano   Vocals
Jesse Case   Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Musician

Technical Credits

Woody Jackson   Engineer
Jack Vaughn   Executive Producer
John Brown   Layout
Ian Stearns   Engineer
Brandon Johnson   Composer
T.J. Miller   Composer,Executive Producer
Doug Benson   Composer
Bo Burnham   Composer
Johnny Polygon   Composer
Dave Becky   Executive Producer
Masahiro Tsuzuki   Engineer
Chris Mullings   Engineer
A. Cooper   Composer
Todd Simon   Engineer
Christina Anthony   Composer
Seth Weithberg   Composer
Sean Siemantel   Graphic Design
Morgan Miller   Composer
Jesse Case   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Keyboard Computer
Ethan Suplee   Composer

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