Wild Wilson is a radio and internet radio DJ that adds a spice of life into his shows with jokes and other such tidbits. This cd will feature the best of the comedy stylings of Wild Wilson as well as some special surprises. Currently Wild Wilson hosts a polka show on www.247polkaheaven.com as well as a "Rocks and Swings" show on his own website www.wildwilson.com. Visit his site and get entertained.
Album Review: (from JohnZ)
Since I listen to the WildWilson program on a regular basis quite frankly I was expecting a rehash of material I have already listened to. The truth is the CD is just the oposite of what I expected. Even though I remember some of the humor, the burlesque and vaudeville atmosphere you created on the CD made all the humor fresh and intertaining. And you somehow were able to capture all the best of Wildwilson. My litmus test of a CD is will I listen to it multiple times, and you passed my litmus test. I also want to compliment DJ Companionrecords on the physical quality of the CD, the multi page insert, the pictures, it is this going the extra mile that completes a superior product. I rate this CD at a Bill Crosby level.
Album Review: (from Dan MacIntosh)
Radio can be a lonely business. And unless you’ve done real life radio, you really can’t comprehend the gripping fear that comes along with running out of meaningful things to say. And for those that do morning radio, where humor is expected to be fast, furious, and fresh, it is essential to keep the patter lively, without any discernable interruption. Wild Wilson has come to the rescue of the conversationally challenged and put together a huge collection of jokes, songs, drops, and observations. There are 93 different tracks on this jam-packed release, so radio hosts are likely to find material they can use here.
Like Weird Al, Wilson has an affinity for polka. He sings “Happy Mother’s Day Polka”, “The Intercourse Polka”, “My Dearest Polka”, “My Polka Heart”, and “Fifteenth Century Polka”. But Wilson also differs from Al, in that none of these musical numbers are parody songs. Instead, he utilizes upbeat, happy polka sounds to sing his slightly naughty lyrics. Wilson also features the band Polkacide on the tune, “Baja on the Bayou”. This is punk polka, by the way, which is certainly not your grandparent’s polka. But it’s is a whole lot of fun.
For his brief set of Halloween sillies, Wilson tells jokes over excerpts from “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgsky. The “Frank Frogs” features excerpts from “Symphony No. 4 in A Major ‘Italian’, Op. 90 – 1, Allegro vivace” by Felix Mendelssohn – performed by Skidmore College Orchestra. Other times, Wilson plugs in sound effects, instead, such as the saw sounds put behind the faux ad “Bring Your Buck to Ewers”. Then in select spots, Wilson adds in canned laughter.
Wilson also tells a lot of jokes, and in some cases, such as with “Divorced Barbie” -- a joke where a salesman explains all the unique qualities of this special Barbie -- he even laughs heartily at his own jokes. His bit about “Pillsbury Doughboy Obituary” may be his best bit here. It’s corny, of course, but the thought of the Pillsbury Doughboy dying of a yeast infection is simply good, clean fun.
Perhaps Wilson’s most endearing quality is his natural, Midwestern voice. He doesn’t sound like some smooth, comedy club comedian. Rather, he comes off like an everyman comedian. With “And Then the Fight Started”, Wilson runs off a long series of relatively harmless sexist jokes. Chances are women won’t like these put-downs. But it’s all in good fun, with no malice intended.
Furthermore, this man either has a thing against financial institutions, or he’s heard one too many ad for banking interests on the radio. One of his bad bank commercials is titled “NSF Banks of Minnesota”, and another one is called “Swindles Savings & Loan”. These bits may make you listen to radio commercials with a whole lot more suspicion next time.
I’m not sure how well Wild Wilson’s humor would go over in a place like Los Angeles, where I live. Humor here must be hip and cosmopolitan, which are two words you would never use to describe this CD. But for regions where the pace is slower and corny jokes still go over well, these clips might find many happy homes. I’m also not sure if the world is ready for another funny accordion man: Weird Al has pretty much cornered the market on that one. Yet who knows, perhaps states like Minnesota still have a thing for comedy-polka. Radio, after all, is a different wherever you go.
Wild Wilson show on http://247polkaheaven.com
Show times are:
Sunday at 4 p.m.
Monday 11 p.m.
Tuesday 5 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. central time.
Current show & last weeks at http://wildwilson.com/id1.html "the show" - changes on Saturday.
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