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Their second album on Blue Corn contains more than the usual share of songs about current events. In 2005, the Lizards were commissioned to write five songs for various consumer advocacy groups. "The Drugs I Need" tackles the prescription drug industry, "The Tower" concerns the monopolization of big media, "Christmastime For Visa" takes on credit card debt, "Go Ahead And Die" is about health insurance, and "Toast The Earth" is concerned with a boycott of Exxon/Mobil. All five songs are on this release and they've been paired with hilarious animation, available for viewing on the Internet. "The Drugs I Need" is featured on Jib Jab and is one of the site's most popular numbers. Other songs here feature gospel-tinged tunes, a bilingual Tex Mex tune, a Les Barker poem set to music, an American folk classic, and a German hip-hop song.
Austin Lunge Lizards are always a lot of fun but this album is a real winner. Go Ahead and Die (what HMO's and insurers really think about you) and The Drugs I Need (big PHARMA... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr. Neil S. Kaye
I have enjoyed the Lounge Lizards for years, but these numbers are musically dull and without much wit. Is the group getting tired?Published on February 2, 2013 by George Wead
These guys are amazing musicians and HILARIOUS songwriters. I look forward to their next CD like I used to look forward to the Sunday Funnies. Buy it, and prepare to guffaw.Published on December 25, 2012 by Diane Miessler