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I Am the Messiah [Enhanced]

Mc Honky Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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1. Sonnet no. 3 (Like A Duck)
2. Hung Up
3. The Object
4. A Good Day To Be You
5. Baby Elephant Rock-a-bye
6. What A Bringdown
7. Only A Rose pt. I
8. My Bad Seed
9. The Devil Went Down To Silverlake
10. Soft Velvety 'Fer
11. The Baby That Was You
12. 3 Turntables & 2 Microphones
13. Only A Rose pt. II

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While MC Honky's origins lie in the playful fringes of alt rock, I Am the Messiah crosses over into downright goofiness. Mixing post-big beat dance with cocktail lounge-style clichés, Honky (an nom de plume for a veteran recording artist) manages both the anything-goes spirit of Beck and the weird science of Esquivel. None of it is remotely serious and occasionally becomes tiresome in its overzealous drive to be clever. Still, Honky’s soulfulness and strong songwriting comes through in even the deeply silly "A Good Day to Be You" and "What a Bringdown." Honky’s musical gifts are just as obvious here as in his other gig, and the effortless fun he serves up on Messiah should appeal to attentive fans as well as casual newcomers. --Matthew Cooke

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Japanese Version featuring Three Bonus Tracks

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5.0 out of 5 stars Poignantly absurd. Buy it! Feb. 11 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is wonderfully quirky cut-n-paste music with a clear organic element. I'm a bigtime eels fan as well. I like all of the tracks; "My bad seed" is my least favorite, but "Soft velvety 'fer" & "The baby that was you" are worth the price by themselves. Nifty mpeg video for "Like a Duck" included.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and Lovely June 25 2003
By jbembe
Format:Audio CD
So, some of my favorite albums contain the weirdest music available, such as Incredible Moses Leroy (Electric Pocket Radio), Beck singles (Halo of Gold), Grandaddy (Our Dying Brains) to name a few. Well this album certaintly fills out my need for more of the quirky music in my collection. Like a Duck is great (check out the video online) and is quite a musical jubilation. Should we discuss Beck influences? Besides the obvious 3 turntables and 2 microphones, Hung Up has the same sort of sweet flow that Beck's "Clock" has, oh yeah. What a Bringdown is another Highlight, as well as "My Bad Seed" -I'm kinda stuck on "My Bad Seed" actually. "The Baby That Was You" is extremely weird, and almost sounds like it samples a NIN song of all things: The Perfect Drug. While the lyrics are beyond stupid, the song works just by juxtaposing the NIN beat with the lyrics and some other cool effects (barking dogs, crying babies, cell phones, lalala choirs, etc.) The rest is kinda filler: "Soft Velvety 'Fer" is a weird monologue with someone leaving messages on answering machines like the scene found in Swingers, but the culprit is a female in this one and the stuff is much more strange. The album is a skewed mess of randomly cool music, check it out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Shakin' it up June 17 2003
By Vena
Format:Audio CD
Think "United Future Organization", mixed with some "Fat Boy Slim", a pinch of "Dandy Warhols", and all layered on top of a 60's flick soundtrack. And it's more "Self" than it is "Beck". It's campy & fun; it makes a great accompaniment for a casual cocktail hang or as a rush hour drive blues-buster.
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