This Gigantic Robot Kills

This Gigantic Robot Kills

by MC Lars
     
 

MC Lars is up to his usual tricks on full-length album number three, This Gigantic Robot Kills, a caffeine-addled mix of pop-punk, laptop rap, and smart aleck, tongue-in-cheek observation on everything from Brooklyn hipster girls and the green movement to Guitar Hero and the metric system. The title is borrowed from the late WesleySee more details below

Overview

MC Lars is up to his usual tricks on full-length album number three, This Gigantic Robot Kills, a caffeine-addled mix of pop-punk, laptop rap, and smart aleck, tongue-in-cheek observation on everything from Brooklyn hipster girls and the green movement to Guitar Hero and the metric system. The title is borrowed from the late Wesley Willis, apparently a fan of Lars' past work (as the included sound bite testifies), who passed away before being able to use the name himself. They're some of his catchiest songs yet, though, and anyone who figured Lars' shtick would be burnt out by now should probably rethink their stance. It's the type of fun that's stupid in a smart way, a geek badge worn with pride next to true respect for every influence that's being thrown together to create genuinely infectious tracks. These disparate influences are evident right away, yet never feel strained, from the victorious opening rap of "True Player for Real," his "self-referential introduction song," that boasts a love for Grandmaster Flash and Run-D.M.C., to the horn-rific title cut that details a gigantic robot taking out Orange County starlets in order to bring back the area's glory days of the '90s' third wave ska revival. As always, you've got to be up on post-millennial pop culture and fads to make sense of every phrase. But tucked in between uber-catchy melodies and burrow-in-your-head beats, there's luckily still plenty to enjoy outside of the smarmy lyrical jabs. It says something about MC Lars' skills, and ensures that This Gigantic Robot Kills rises above being just a set of rap-along tunes for those in the know.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2009
Label:
Oglio Records
UPC:
0643397100320
catalogNumber:
71003
Rank:
130264

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Tracks

  1. Where Ya Been Lars?  - MC Lars
  2. True Player for Real  - MC Lars
  3. Hipster Girl  - MC Lars
  4. It's Not Easy (Being Green)  - MC Lars
  5. This Gigantic Robot Kills  - MC Bat Commander
  6. No Logo  - Jesse Dangerously
  7. 35 Laurel Drive  - MC Lars
  8. Twenty-Three  - Amie Miriello
  9. Guitar Hero Hero (Beating Guitar Hero Doesn't Make You Slash)  - MC Lars
  10. O.G. Original Gamer  - MC Frontalot
  11. We Have Arrived  - K. Flay
  12. White Kids Aren't Hyphy  - MC Lars
  13. Hey There Ophelia  - MC Lars
  14. (Lord It's Hard to Be Happy When You're Not) Using the Metric System  - MC Lars

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

MC Lars   Primary Artist
Mike Russo   Guitar
Paul Gilbert   Guitar
Jonathan Coulton   Vocals
DJ Quest   scratching
Parry Gripp   Vocals
Gabe Saporta   Vocals
Pierre Bouvier   Vocals
Sebastien Lefebvre   Vocals
Brandon Arnovick   Guitar,Vocals
James Bourne   Keyboards
Matt Whalen   Drums
Bob Remstein   Piano
Jesse Dangerously   Vocals
Chris Ayer   Dialogue
Amie Miriello   Vocals
Liz Brown   Vocals
Pat Wood   Dialogue
K. Flay   Synthesizer,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jello Biafra   Author
Mike Russo   Guitar Engineer
Paul Gilbert   Composer
Steve Connolly   Composer
Jonathan Coulton   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Brendan Brown   Composer
Stephen Marsh   Mastering
Pierre Bouvier   Composer,Engineer
Sebastien Lefebvre   Engineer
Mike Sapone   Producer,Engineer
Philip A. Jimenez   Composer
James Bourne   Composer
MC Lars   Composer
Rondo Brothers   Composer
Alex Bush   Engineer
Suburban Legends   Composer
Former Fat Boys   Composer
Jesse Dangerously   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Daniel Dart   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Nick Conceller   Composer,Programming
Joe Ragosta   Arranger,Composer
MC Frontalot   Composer
YTCracker   Composer
Keyboard Choir   Composer
K. Flay   drum programming
Linus of Hollywood   Composer

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