Tuesday, March 9, 2010

90's Guilty Pleasures #32: Green Jelly "Three Little Pigs" (1993)

This has to be somewhere in the 5 best novelty one-hit-wonders of the 90's, and it was definitely a favorite of 3rd to 9th graders all across the country soon after its Headbangers Ball debut. But somehow it took less than 2 years for "Three Little Pigs" to become almost completely forgotten. No one has denied its stupidity, but there seems to be some accidental not-so-obvious brilliance thanks in no small part to its musicianship. Tool's Danny Carey played drums for this album, and Maynard James Keenan provided the voice of the pigs themselves. And of course, there's that heavy-as-shitman guitar riff that could potentially have made Crowbar envious, packing a retard-strength intensity equal to that of GWAR or Mr. Bungle.

Another Tool connection: The stop-motion video was directed by the same guy who did "Sober" and "Prison Sex."

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