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Album Review: Various Artists – Songs For The Sulking Shed (songs of Jason Hennesy)


Various
Songs For The Sulking Shed (songs of Jason Hennesy)
tuffjerks.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-the-sulking-shed

This can’t really be a review, because this correspondent (aka Chaircrusher) has a track on this album. But it’s too remarkable not to… remark on it. Jason Hennesy, he of the Miracles of God, Sucka MCs and Tuff Jerks, turns 40 this month. To celebrate, his wife Chloe spearheaded this compilation as a birthday present, comprising 20 covers of Hennesy songs by 20 different musicians.

In a perfect alternative universe, Jason Hennesy is the King of Pop, only without the jesus juice, unattended minor boys, pet chimp and hyperbaric chamber. This musical Festschrift is a lovely cavalcade of Jason’s trademark perfect wrongness, featuring a who’s-who of midwest musicians, including Sam & Grace Locke Ward, Zack (Coolzey) Lint, Simon Joyner, the inimitable Bassturd and many, many more. It’s as if Iowa City musicians took over K-Tel records and burned the dump to the ground. Bring the kids!

Kent Williams is an old man who lives in a house on the hill.


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