Mary Birdsong (Reno 911, Adventureland, Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, Killers) has wowed tv & film audiences with her comedic acting chops for years, and now she is showing her fans her lesser known but equally impressive musical roots. In what can only be described as the bastard child of Tenacious D and Dolly Parton, 99 Cent Whore is the gal you might hear singing on her break in the stock room of your local 99 cent store. Or maybe it's just blasting out of a slutty but sweet teenage girl's shitty boom box outside a 7-11 on a Tuesday night as she asks you if you can "git her some beers." Legal or not, you can't stop listening. Drawing inspiration from her musical idols (Beastie Boys, Lily Allen, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Tegan & Sara, Joant Jett, Loverboy, Air Supply, Pat Bena-fucking-Tar,
Little River Band, 38 Special, Journey) 99 Cent Whore's debut album shows that good comedy can be good music, and good music can be good comedy. But good musical comedy? Well, sorry. You want the showtunes section. Downstairs. In the back.
released September 1, 2010
99 Cent Store*
Sweet F'in Goodness**
Everybody Wants to F*^@! Me*
*the singing by mary birdsong, the guitar-ing, piano-ing, producing, & engineering by mike ruekberg, the bass-ing by steve agee, the drumming by sam primero, & the additional percussion-ing by jimmy englund. recorded at peggy the pig studios in the valley, 2007.
** the singing by mary birdsong; the guitaring, piano-ing, producing, & engineering by greg talenfeld; the drumming by clem waldman, and the bass-ing by jeremy chatzky. recorded @ok records in nyack, 2008.
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