- Audio CD (October 30, 2000)
- Original Release Date: 2000
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Warp
- ASIN: B00004YL1M
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,983 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Blue Jam Import
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'Unflustered Parents' deals with two parents who are entirely undisturbed by the fact that their six year old son has gone missing and is probably lying dead in the woods somewhere. Eerie sound effects of rustling leaves and cawing birds conjure up images of a cold winter's wood whilst the actors convey mild annoyance at the interuption of their lives by this unwelcome event.
'Acupuncture' is my personal fave. A dispassionate and mentally detached woman comments on her acupuncture services whilst a hapless man endures the treatment in the background. She is admirably dedicated to the welfare of others, unfortunatly she uses six inch nails and a hammer.
'Lizards' is about a television repair man who arrives to help a couple whose television is pouring out lizards. His helpful comments range from, "Use windscreen wipers to wipe them off" to "Have you checked with the cable company sir?"
'Suicide Journalist' is a scathing satire of personality driven journalism, art house pretension and the need for a new gimmick. The story is narrated by a man who is so detached from common sense that he must have the life expectency of a [slow] may-fly.
'Fix-it Girl' Remember Harvey Keitel in his role as clean-up man in Pulp Fiction? Imagine if Jules and Vincent opened the door to find that their boss had sent them a four year old girl to do the job. A remorselessly evil girl.
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On perhaps the finest track on the CD, "Unflustered Parents," the title states the point. It's not about pedophilia, it is about parents' apathy to what's going on in their kids' lives. This is a global problem, bigger than child molesting. Highly deserving to be satirized. Thank you Chris Morris.
Oh, and it's really funny.
The more disturbing items can be too much for the timid and polarise opinion strongly, but it's not all shock and horror. Many sketches are laid-back and playful and the whole CD is rampantly surreal.
Throughout the disc, the soundtrack plays an integral part, from chilling to chilled-out, underpinning the moods and scenes played out.
If you like your humour intelligent, dark and non-PC, Blue Jam sits in a class of its own and will blow you away.
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So, I did the reverse thing and discovered the TV Show before the radio show. For the radio show, the skits are younger sounding than the television versions, but are still black... Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by James Hohenthaner
Chris Morris, like the greatest English comics, is a master of the absurd. What sets him apart is just how outrageous his conceits are and the way he keeps a poker face the whole... Read morePublished on May 21, 2010 by Frank Gorshin
Whenever anyone criticizes the work of a cult figure they are accused of not getting it, of it being over their heads, etc. Read morePublished on March 21, 2010 by William Johnston
Terrifying but side splitting messed up humour. Not for the light hearted. Absolutely Hilarious, with an amazing selection of chilled out beats. Read morePublished on July 3, 2005 by Tom Meese