Goodbye, Porn Collection is a ride through the mind of this comedic/musical genius. It features Mitchell as over 40 characters performing his original musicomedy.
Here's what Uproar Magazine had to say about the album:
Uproar Magazine - 10/03
"Musical comedians don't always get a lot of respect. This could be because a lot of the time, they don't deserve it. Their headliners, guys like Victor Borge and Weird Al Yankovic, aren't typically heralded as sexy, edgy or even hip. But with his album Goodbye, Porn Collection, Bobby Mitchell may just have earned his spot at the cool kids' table. His brand of musicomedy is fresh and viable. Most important, it's funny.
A mix of studio and live performances gives the album a colorful personality, and a track of outtakes provides a glimpse into Mitchell's creative mind. The best song on the album by far is the title track, a bluesy, bittersweet tale of a guy who found a real-life girlfriend but had to abandon his true love, his collection of porn. The catchy chorus will be stuck in your head for hours...
"Call Now"...is a stream-of-consciousness infomercial, hilariously channeling Willy Wonka's fast-talking diction and Jerry Falwell's resolve. He urges the listener to "call now" with such ridiculous intensity that, had an 800 number been announced, I would have been compelled to dial it immediately.
The best aspect of the album is Mitchell's talent for taking on different characters by changing his voice and musical style. Goodbye, Porn Collection is worth listening to on a surface level, but it also allows a deeper look into the process of making the album. Mitchell enables us one step closer toward answering the question, "Why would anyone actually want to be a singing comedian?"
*No relation to Bobby Mitchell.