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In 1980 and 1982, David Allan Coe released a couple of dirty underground comedy albums as mail order releases through the back pages of a biker magazine. All but two tracks from those albums are compiled here. One would wonder why, instead of releasing the two full individual albums on one disc, Coe decided to delete two tracks from the individual releases Underground Album
and Nothing Sacred
, mix up the track list and sell it as a "greatest hits" compilation, especially since none of the songs on here were hits and ever would be hits.
The multitude of warnings on the packages of these albums are not just for promotional value; most of the material here is so profane that it'd probably set your hair on fire just by listening to it. How offensive is this set? Well, the first track here is called "****** ***er", sung from the point of view of a white guy who laments that his wife left him for a black dude with a bigger penis:
And to think I'd ate the pussy
where that big black dick had been
and kissed the lips that sucked him off
Time and time again
Of course, the song is a satire
, but that doesn't stop it from being offensive. Those that find the lyrics shocking should note that Coe's drummer on this recording, Kerry Brown, is black and married to a white woman, and no racist would ever let the words 'big black dick' pass through his lips, or admit, as the song ultimately seems to point to, that the black guy was a better lover than him.
The material here travels through a multitude of pornographic subject: venereal disease, S&M, orgies, making Linda Lovelace gag, lesbianism, male and female masturbation, each song riddled with explicit language that would make 2 Live Crew
and Andrew Dice Clay blush.
The album actually covers a lot of traditional country themes, just in a profane and ultra-offensive way. That one song every country singer sings about his woman leaving him? It's here, it features the singer lamenting that there's "cum stains on the pillow where she once lay her head". There's even a ballad, "Little Suzzie Shallow Throat" about a girl who is unable to perform fellatio due to the size of her throat until she finds a guy with a tiny penis.
For most listeners, this album is a chore to listen to in one sitting, and while it can be funny in spurts, some listeners just can't make it past "****** ***er". Still, what other country albums do you know of that feature a song insulting Jimmy Buffett
(he don't live in Key West no more) and suggesting that they "get drunk and screw"? There's also some nice Johnny B. Goode-esque country rock on "One Monkey", and a honky-tonk ode to anal sex ("Fuckin' in the Butt").
Collectors might want to spend the extra $5 and spring for getting Nothing Sacred
and Underground Album
individually for the two tracks missing from this set (including "*** Aneta Briant", which is hilarious), but if you just want to have some of DAC's dirtier tunes in your collection, definitely seek out this disc. Absolutely not recommended for anyone thin-skinned. No matter who you are, you will
be offended if you listen to this.