The Clambake at the End of the World

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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lyrics

An oyster caught chlamydia
in Eastern Cambodia.
A dog with a cold tried to blow his own nose
but he failed.
Goose ends, loose ends
a feather fleet of poultry setting sail.

I’m a loaf of bread
and I’m dreaming of toaster heaven.
A bird in the morning
tweets words of warning
then puts on a crab hat
with claws and red satin as the veil.
Goes out crab hattin’ in Lower Manhattan
fine crab-hattin’ in Staten Island too.

The oceans are boiling.
You can tell by the smell
that the planet isn’t well.
The best Chilean sea bass
is cookin’ in the South Chilean Sea.
Let’s board a plane and fly
to a delicious place to die:
the clambake at the end of the world.

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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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