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Pleaseeasaur :: Beef Flavored Island Adventures Review


Funny-core. An ambiguous segment of the music industry riddled with both unwavering genius/charisma and as Raekwon of the Wu Tang Clan once penned, "shark niggas" (read: biters). So, just because you moved away from home and copped a keyboard and have spent every Saturday night since '91 watching Saturday Night Live, doesn't necessarily mean 1.) you're funny 2.) you're talented 3.) witty 4.) original 5.) worthy of a laugh, outside of at you and your wack-ass shit.

Ok then. Pittsburgh's Grand Buffet, they've succeeded. Pleaseeasaur; next in line. The successive progression between '99's 13 cut mish-mash low-budg mini-masterpiece "As Seen On TV" to 2001's pristine n' polished, micro-epic and Razler Record's released "Beef Flavored Island Adventures" is undeniable - but don't get it twisted, ain't a damn thang changed. John Peter Hasson still waxes Craig Kilborn-esque in that sort of trapped in a Nintendo Vollyball game (circa 1987/88) slash Wesley Willis Korg-Triton bleep-blop. His expansion on the conceptual account "Beef Flavored Island", on the EP's "The Meat Reef" is impeccable, reviving the diseased livelihood of 'the sequel'. As Seen On TV's classics "The Dream Barge", Strangers Have The Best Candy" and "Sexy Lip Hair" all get the nod - except "Tripping On A Psychedelic Daydream" which poops out a little bit like a Ween bite (see Pure Guava's "Don't Get To Close To My Fantasy" for obscure, irrelevant reference). Hey, I just saw tha fool for the first time and I'm already an expert! You can be one too! It's fun to analyze Pleaseeasaur. The next level of Funny-core. The shit.

-Peter Agoston