Stephen Lynch - "3 Balloons" (MP3)

by Jennifer Kelly

11 March 2009

 

Stephen Lynch is a Tony-nominated actor (for playing Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer in 2006) and a successful stand-up comedian, but he considers himself primarily a musician and songwriter.  His latest CD Three Balloons, out March 24 on What Are Records, is as sickly funny as anything you’ll hear at a comedy club. 

Let’s let him describe it, okay?  He says, ““My last two albums were recorded live in concert, just guitar and voice, and I wanted to do something different this time. Whenever I write or perform a new song, in my head I hear pianos and drums and tubas and string sections and jug bands and children’s choirs. I want you to hear those things too. Except we couldn’t find a children’s choir whose parents would let them sing about drug mules and transsexual prostitutes. Maybe next time.”

The album has songs about waiting for AIDs test results (“Waiting”), untended private hair (“Medieval Bush”) and this really objectionable, really shocking, hee hee, really amusing tune about smuggling dope. 

It’s called “3 Balloons”. Enjoy…if that’s the right word for it.

Stephen Lynch
“3 Balloons” [MP3]
     

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