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    Williams' 8th full length release once again finds him croaking through subjects no one else will sing about. It's not just the usual taboos, though he excels at them as a "foreskin melts like butter." There is also a singular elevation of the patently absurd: an empathetic human foot, a chiropractor who housecalls by helicopter, a clambake at the end of the world.

    As usual, many listeners will just say "Why?" while a loyal minority will recognize each of these tunes as the one thing they've waited for their entire lives. Musically, David's notorious sense of infectious melody flows through, whether supported by overlapping arpeggiators, overwrought orchestration or even his occasional OG piano plodding.

    His krankenschwester quackadoodle coughalong tradition of novelty numbers continues as well, with the spirited singalong "Marquis De Sade was a Sadist." Does Margaret Sanger really live in Heaven? Find out here.

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lyrics

I may be a rat
but you are the sinking ship
and it’s better to be a rat
than to be a sinking ship.

Flu virus floating in the water supply
and it’s killing everyone over 55.
On deck afternoons at 3
for snacks and a mass burial at sea.

Hindenburg was full of hot air
demanding everybody call him “Herr”
in flight transatlantic
smashed in flames into the Titanic.

Lusitania down, down.
Everybody drown, drown.
Wilhelm Gustloff, run from town
steal an umbrella from lost and found.

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from Banana Peel Slips on Itself, released June 21, 2020

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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for close to 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He is also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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