Allen, Jay / Fun Is Fun but this Is Unsanit
Album: Fun Is Fun but this Is Unsanit   Collection:General
Artist: Allen, Jay   Added:Dec 2003
Label: Clamarama Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-10 Pull Date: 2004-07-12
Week Ending: Jul 11 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 6 May 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 07, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Toaster Oven
4. Jul 02, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
Twist My Nuts
2. Dec 29, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
Toaster Oven
5. Jun 23, 2004: multiple personality disorder
Toaster Oven
3. Jul 09, 2004: Multiple Personality Disorder
What the Hell Was I Thinking
6. Jun 05, 2004: Mor On - The Literate Pop Fan

Album Review
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Reviewed 2004-04-21
Jay Allen -- Fun is Fun but this is Unsanitary
Goofy singer/songwriter -- guy from Boston who has fronted a number of punk bands releases this album of Jonathan Richman-esque cute/kooky songs. All the songs are acoustic guitar plus some backing electric guitar and includes odes to a toaster oven, Mr. Potatohead, twisting one's nuts and chopped liver. Mildly funny, and a bit of an antidote to the many many too-earnest singer-songwriters.
PICS -- 10, 2, 4
1. love song -- British Invasion style
2. love song to a toaster oven
3. ode to a female barfly -- parody of singer-songwriter earnestness
4. nut-twisting song!
5. song about "frying pan justice," mock ballad
6. irish-style goofy guitar ballad, irish accent,
7. weird al style song about chopped liver
8. slow rock, gravelly voice
9. punk song -- english accent vocals + guitar
10. great sad Mr. Potatohead song!!
11. 60s style pop ballad, about love at a racetrack
12. goofy scraggy voice, weird dumb lyrics
13. bad rock ballad
14. punk, big bass line, droning guitar, weird
15. self-congratulatory, not too funny
16. dumb pick-up line schtick at beginning, rockabilly ballad about being last man on earth,
17. slowish rock song
18. another goofy guitar ballad -- "cold bourbon and a spanking"

Track Listing
1. Twice a Day   10. Mr. Potatohead
2. Toaster Oven   11. The Track
3. Barfly   12. Silly Song
4. Twist My Nuts   13. Not Funny
5. Frying Pan Justice   14. Who Invited the Baby
6. Angry Young Man   15. Helluva Guy
7. Chopped Livah'   16. Last Man on Earth
8. Hero   17. What the Hell Was I Thinking
9. Johnny's Girl   18. Cold Bourbon and a Spanking