Uber mentioned this in another thread, but I have to put my two cents in.
God DAMN that was a funny CD. I haven't laughed this hard at a (living) comedian in a loooong time.
While some of his thoughts weren't really fleshed out (I get that he hates Baptists and rednecks, but give me some more reasons and examples, dammit!), I couldn't believe that he had the balls to spout off some of that stuff. The bit about God and young boys would have incited riots where I'm from.
I'm glad that someone isn't *that* cowed by our fundamentalist religious right masters. I'm glad that someone isn't afraid to speak out against fashionable patriotism, our stupidly arrogant president or our Eagle Scout-from-hell Attorney General. Especially since Bill Hicks is dead. A friend of mine said that Cross carries Hicks' anger torch pretty well, and he's right.
Best line of the CD: "I don't know, faggot." Sums up the south pretty well.
"My brother saw the Undertaker walking through an airport." - Rex "Was he no-selling?" - Me
"...release the dogs, or the bees, or the dogs with bees in their mouths, and when they bark, they shoot bees at you?" -- Homer Simpson
I'm not sure exactly what I want to say in this reply, because it's mostly just "Yeah, man!"
Thing about that CD... as a atheist, he makes a lot of good points that if taken seriously, could possibly convert someone on the fence, or at the very least make them think. Or it'll just make you say "answer ya telephone" over and over again.
Sorry. I don't have a lot of words for this one. Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Leader and Rock Pioneer, Dead at 71 (rollingstone.com) Edit: My favorite rendition of Sweet Jane. This really has bummed me out.