No, I’m not mad. It’s time to pimp my favorite band once again as they released a new CD about two months ago. Jesus H. Christ and The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse may have one of the longest band names in the world but they are also one of the funniest bands in the world as well.
About 2 1/2 years ago I posted the lyrics from a song, “Connecticut’s For Fucking,” from their debut, self-titled album. That song may be one of the funniest songs in music history. I sent the link from my blog to the “Contact us” link on their website (which you can find at the bottom of my blogroll on the left). Soon thereafter I received a somewhat sarcastic e-mail back. Assuming I was corresponding with some record company flunkie, I of course responded in kind and soon discovered that I was actually corresponding with Risa Mickenberg, the lead singer of the band. She turned out to be a very nice and very funny woman who once even sent me a link to a writing job opening for a new music magazine.
Their new CD, “Happier Than You,” released in late October is again music for your funny bone. But this band is not just adept at writing clever, humorous lyrics however, they also are a musically talented bunch who puts their wit to sharp, pop/rock music with a brilliant horn sectior, The Four Hornsmen, adding a catchy oomph to every song. That’s right, I said oomph. My favorites on the new CD are “Liz the Hot Receptionist” and “Alcoholics in My Town.” Both songs are brilliant because of the truth behind the humor. All of us will recognize the characters in “Alcoholics” as people we knew and grew up with in our own Everytown, U.S.A. The band doesn’t have a big record company behind them and produces their CD’s independently. They all probably have day jobs that they tirelessly slave away at to support their music. Let’s help them out by visiting their website, (bottom of blogroll on the left) or by looking them up on Itunes and downloading a few songs, if not the whole CD.