I Told You I Was Freaky

I Told You I Was Freaky

by Flight of the Conchords
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I Told You I Was Freaky

After a glorious debut season that earned the HBO show six Emmy nominations, Flight of the Conchords' second run didn't pack the same comedic punch as the first. Some would say it was because the episodes lost their luster, but it was mostly because the music just wasn't as strong. Most of the songs in Season One were pre-written and hashed out over years of stand-up routines, and for season two, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie found themselves crunched for time, forced to write a dozen or so funny songs and ten accompanying episodes from scratch. Considering the circumstances, FOTC's second release for Sub-Pop, I Told You I Was Freaky, still has some worthwhile moments. In the R. Kelly-based "We're in Love with a Sexy Lady," Bret and Jemaine debate semantics while trying to determine if they're after the same lazy-eyed girl. "When'd you meet this lady?/Then./When?/Then./Right then?/Right then./Where?/There./Over there?/Over there./Over there there?/Over there there there," and so on, building up to Bret's ultimate question, "Was her name Brabra?" To which Jemaine replies, No I think it was Barbara..".. "It was Barbara there's no such name as Brabra." It's the same straight-faced humor fans have grown to love. There's no satire quite as on-point as their tribute to David Bowie, but the duo busts out a hearty batch of sad-faced raps ("Hurt Feelings"), dance party hits ("Suga Lumps" and "Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor"), and the brilliantly '80s "Fashion Is Danger," along with the strange sea shanty, sung by hungry cannibals on a boat, named "Petrov, Yelyena and Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2009
Label: Sub Pop
UPC: 0098787080025
catalogNumber: 70800
Rank: 13196

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flight of the Conchords   Primary Artist
John Bobin   Vocals
David Ralicke   Clarinet
Sam Scott   Percussion
Inara George   Vocals
Mickey Petralia   Drums
Josh Schwartz   Guitar
Jim Gaffigan   Vocals
Bret McKenzie   Track Performer
Jemaine Clement   Track Performer
Nadia Ackerman   Vocals
Alison Sudol   Vocals
Rhys Darby   Vocals
Gus Seyffert   Guitar
Victoria Bobin   Vocals
Shani Meivar   Violin
Kristen Schaal   Vocals
David Costabile   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeff Kleinsmith   Art Direction
Mickey Petralia   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Matt Shane   Engineer
Bret McKenzie   Composer
Jemaine Clement   Composer
John Dyer Baizley   Illustrations

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I Told You I Was Freaky 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Reckoner More than 1 year ago
When I first watched Season 2 of Flight of the Conchords, which is where most of these songs originate from, I wasn't nearly as impressed as with Season 1. Turns out that Jemaine and Brett, the two masterminds behind and fronting this group, were rushed for 10 episodes and the writing may not have been as well-planned-out as the original season. I thought that there was no hope for this new release, considering it was mostly material that I wasn't thoroughly amazed by. I was wrong. This new release is pumped up by studio flourishes and the bass for "Too Many Dicks (On the Dancefloor)" is absolutely thumping. The vocal clarity for the sort-of-doo-wop "Friends" really brings out the coolness of the track. Basically, the dry and flat TV versions of these songs lacked inspiration but having the ability to hear them at full studio quality opens up every song. I was surprised by how well put together the first album was and, while this album may not have as much thought behind it, I actually have to say that I might prefer this sophomore release to the first! Some may not like the slightly more electronic and dance feel to this album but I promise that if you throw this in any decent car stereo and turn it up, you WILL shake your "Sugalumps." Other highlights: "I Told You I Was Freaky," "We're Both in love with a Sexy Lady," "Rambling Through the Avenues of Time," "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me," "Carol Brown."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The songs are really intelligent and hilarious with lines that stay with you and make you laugh just remembering them. Thanks guys for helping us not take ourselves so seriously! The music is great too! The only thing I wish is for my kids to grow up faster so I can share it with them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago