Pornosonic
Unreleased 70's Porno Music


3.0
good

Review

by TheCount USER (14 Reviews)
January 23rd, 2013 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Your conception soundtrack.

As far as nostalgia and novelty acts go Pornosonic latches onto a bizarre demographic. It’s one of those ideas like The Diablo Swing Orchestra that makes you stop and go “who would want to immortalize that.” Granted, there exists a portion of the population that fetishizes the 70’s and a smaller portion of the population that fetishizes terrible 70’s porn; and, there’s a good chance that this portion of the population has some pretty positive Pavlovian connections to their particular brand of entertainment. Which isn’t to say that these guys take what they do seriously at all – there’s no way that you can make a record like this with a straight face. Everything from the cover to the commercial featuring a languid and sleazy Ron Jeremy as a pizza delivery man indicates that this record was made with a tongue firmly lodged in cheek.

But the idea behind it doesn’t matter. Whether or not it’s an elaborate joke or serious music is irrelevant. Is it good? Fortunately, it is, and even though the music isn’t particularly deep or meaningful, it’s an entertaining and frequently hilarious half hour of orgasm-inducing funk. This record does a terrible job of emulating sex. This is not the kind of thing that you would put on to get that special someone in a baby making mood (unless your name is Shaft or Black Dynamite), but it does deliver a tight, hook laden performance from a group of talented musicians. This is syncopated sludge: thick, syrupy, and slicked back with pomade. The band grooves around about a riff per song and augments it with horns, whammy laden guitar solos, or energetic, improvisational flute. To contribute to the atmosphere, Ron Jeremy has kindly lent his vocal talent to indulge in a few audio clips that indulge in some of pornography’s most prevalent clichés. There’s a professor offering extra credit on an exam that’s already “50% anal” and a pilot that accidently leaves the intercom on while he’s receiving a blowjob from a flight attendant (“I guess that’s why they call it a COCK-pit”).

These skits reveal the crucial flaw of Pornosonic. Like any tribute to a genre that was never really good in the first place, the fun is purely surface level, and the band was wise to limit this album to a brief 30 minutes and 10 songs. Even at this length, the songs can grow stale after repeated listens, and the jokes, while amusing the first time, become obnoxious after repeated listens. Pornosonic is a one trick pony, and the trick, while entertaining, isn’t a particularly good one. This is the kind of music you play for your friends and say “hey, check out how funny these guys are,” or just play the first few seconds of “Cramming for College” for them to see how they react. It’s not serious music, and it wasn’t intended to be. Enjoy the novelty that’s there, because there’s not much else.



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TheCount
January 23rd 2013


36 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

First review in a while. In lieu of links to any tracks, here's Ron Jeremy Rapping.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYC56NlXbQ0

Also, here's a link to my favorite track :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6kxau0ePlg


Mookid
January 23rd 2013


1485 Comments


Lol this is great

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 23rd 2013


20158 Comments


sex starved secretaries lol pos'd hard

Digging: Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

BallsToTheWall
January 23rd 2013


44805 Comments


Nice.

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

70sPriestIsBetter
January 23rd 2013


1934 Comments


audioporn

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 23rd 2013


20158 Comments


her magic carpet lol man even the song names are hilarious

70sPriestIsBetter
January 23rd 2013


1934 Comments


cover wins hard

TheCount
January 23rd 2013


36 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, just looking at it makes you go "what the hell? This is either the worst or best music ever."

mindleviticus
January 23rd 2013


8330 Comments


um

sideburndude
January 23rd 2013


2782 Comments


must find this

North0House2
January 23rd 2013


5889 Comments


Hahahaha pos. Oh man this is beautiful.

Digging: BRNS - Patine

Mookid
January 24th 2013


1485 Comments


Lol Ron Jeremy. James Deen is the best though

pissbore
March 16th 2013


9934 Comments


need to get this on vinyl



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