Shake Your Piggy Ban

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Review Text One of the last albums Wesley Willis completed before his career was cut short by the illness that would eventually kill him, 2001's Shake Your Piggy Bank is a collaboration with the new wave-ish Dragnews, meaning that it's a bit more accessibly "musical" than his a-man-and-his-Casio recordings. Not by much, however, as each of these 25 songs follows the same familiar premise: a bit of herky-jerky spoken word stuff followed by about two-and-a-half minutes of repeated, obsessive screaming of a single phrase. This time out, the style is so locked into place that every song is musically almost identical, right down to the fact that all 25 songs are between 2:48 and 2:54 in length. Similar themes reappear in the songs as well, with one subset "about" famous punk rock stars, and another with titles and choruses like "Lick My Doberman's Cock" and "Suck a Jackrabbit's Ass." Dull, phoned-in records like this only prove that Wesley Willis was the Wild Man Fischer of the indie generation, only less endearing and with an even higher "Hey, lookit the freak!" quotient. ~ Stewart Mason

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CD: 1

  1. 1. I Whipped Mighty Thor's Ass - 3:48
  2. 2. Jello Biafra - 3:55
  3. 3. Outburst Hellride - 3:54
  4. 4. Lick My Doberman's Cock - 3:54
  5. 5. Apollo Creed - 3:54
  6. 6. Us Airways - 3:51
  7. 7. Taste a Lechwe's Ass - 3:50
  8. 8. I'm Going to Kill You - 3:53
  9. 9. Taste a Racehorse's Ass - 3:49
  10. 10. Spinal Tap - 3:47
  11. 11. Hell Me - 3:52
  12. 12. Suck a Jackrabbit's Ass - 3:54
  13. 13. Stop Mulling Over the Mullet - 3:54
  14. 14. Kurt Cobain - 3:49
  15. 15. John Moose - 3:53
  16. 16. Lick a Llama's Ass - 3:44
  17. 17. Air Tran - 3:51
  18. 18. Black Flag - 3:54
  19. 19. Taste a Bulldog's Ass - 3:51
  20. 20. Get Me in Trouble - 3:53
  21. 21. Vultures Ate Me Up - 3:50
  22. 22. Megadeth - 3:50
  23. 23. Moe Woo - 3:49
  24. 24. Illinois River Correctional Center - 3:50
  25. 25. Playing Music Is Fun - 3:50

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Release Date
1/16/01 

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