"What the hell is this shite?" - Well friends, this shite is "Shiteman." Shiteman is what happens when a bunch of blithering alcoholics from Queens (NYC) get together to drink, play cards, fart, and arrange songs about many of the great contributors to our society.
Originally launched back in 1999 via online music distributors and file sharing networks, the project known as Shiteman has defecated it's creations into the ears of many wandering web surfers; assisting in bringing attention to the amateur, Novelty/Satire genres of various independent music sites with classic tunes and notorious spoken word bits such as: "Old F'N Man", "Big C*ck", "Mr. McShite", "A Letter To Guinness", "The Adventures Of Grandma", "Bad Chinese Food", & "Boooooooty!!!" - These, & other notable tracks were adored by many, & despised by even more, with thousands of downloads & plays on the now defunct
Mp3.com, & substantial sales of the Mp3.com/Cafepress releases "Sh*t-Faced", "Another Load Of Shite!!!" & "Greatest Sh*ts".
After a 2-year hiatus, the group of inebriated degenerates briefly assembled once more to put together another album of sordid, immature shite. Unfortunately, all the masters of this project were lost when a hard drive crashed during the mixing process. This would seem to be the end of Shiteman... however, in late 2007, a quick-erased CD-RW containing a collection of rough mixes from those sessions was discovered in a computer software bin, deep in the bowels of John McGreal's basement. Soon after being recovered with undelete software, some of these tracks were released in streaming format on Myspace, while others were leaked to shock sites like those on the "Sick Site Network" - however, never before have any of these tracks been released together in album form... until now. Finally, after over 3 years of computers crashing, websites shutting down/being pulled for content, and other delays/dickin' around, Shiteman's got some sh*t "For Your Sick Ears..."
"For Your Sick Ears..." is over a half an hour of alcoholism & mental instability channeled into a bizarre, mocking style of humor contrived around music. Included in this collection are the Myspace favorites "Blue Organ", "Essen Meine Scheiße", "Dirty F'N Whore", "Them Dumb N*gga Blues" and a cover of the classic Bondo tune "F*ck You, I'm Drunk!!!" - Mixed in with these, & other odd tunes are spoken word segments featuring the legendary "Grandma" & clips of some of the drunk bastards themselves, playing cards & fart-knockin’ around.
The overall tone of the album is varied; some of the tracks are just juvenile & ridiculous (e.g. "Jägermeister" & "Brick & Stone") while others get very graphic & offensive (e.g. "Oscar's Doggerel" & "Playa Could Play")... That's to be expected though, as Shiteman has made a name for themselves telling the tales of sick & disturbed individuals, often from a 1st person perspective with only slight undertones of sarcasm. So, if your easily offended, you might want to check out something else by someone more safe, like "Weird Al" (or one of his many imitators). Most would file an album like this in a genre of Comedy or Novelty... but to be truly descriptive, this album needs it's own genre of "What The F*ck?"
This compilation of "Shite" is definitely not for everyone, in fact the majority of you should just turn around now & save your money, as your time has already been wasted... however, this would be a great addition to any adult novelty/dirty comedy music collection, and is a must have for fans of Shiteman and/or random internet "shock humor".
So sit your ass, and grab a beer - you're gonna need it, as McGreal & Co. flip through a variety of stations broadcasting over the airwaves of "Shittyside" - taking you on a filth laden journey, with tales of perverts, drunks, whores, irregularity, unsolicited homo-eroticism, and much more of the sort.
***This album is composed of satire, parody and/or social commentary. No endorsement or affiliation to any person, product, organization or behavior/doctrine is intended.***