Marquis De Sade was a Sadist

from Banana Peel Slips on Itself by David E. Williams

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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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Marquis de Sade was a sadist.
Mohammed Ali was “the Greatest.”
And rumors say that LBJ
gave meetings from a toilet every day.

And Hitler was a heavy hitter
who had a friend named Himmler.
Peter Rose broke his nose.
Now he doesn’t smell so well.

Martin Luther lived
on a diet of worms through a sieve.
Badoglio and Mussolini
Mussels Marinara and Harry Houdini.
It’s always five o’clock somewhere
and midnight somewhere else.
A single thousand legger devours
a triple amputee within hours.

And Edith Stein was very stern.
In Auschwitz did her body burn.
Sister Teresa Benedicta
found herself in quite a predicta…
meant for you and me…
You wait and see!

Marquis de Sade was a sadist.
Marquis de Sade was a sadist.
And Georges Bataille
boiled eggs with his eye.
He enjoyed them most
with thanatoast.

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from Banana Peel Slips on Itself, released June 21, 2020
Erin Martz on Electric Guitar

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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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