|Artist: Rodney Carrington|
Rodney Carrington broke through with his major label debut Hangin' with Rodney in 1998. The album, which featured fan favorite songs ""Letter to My Penis"" and ""Fred,"" sold more than 475,000 copies and established Rodney, with his trademark black cowboy hat, boots, and Texas twang, as the king of middle class comedy.
The next few years saw four more Top 10 albums: Live, Morning Wood, Nutsack and Greatest Hits, all of which continue to receive major radio airplay on both country and rock formats. Greatest Hits, a double CD, earned a RIAA certified Gold Record and is well on its way to Platinum. His major network comedy, Rodney, ran on ABC from 2004-2006.
Rodney considers the television show a two-year infomercial that took his career to new heights, and eventually sparked his creative side. ""After the television show ended,"" says Rodney, ""I had renewed interest and energy to put toward my next record. I've been working on this album for five years, writing and then honing the material on the road. It's the best material I've done in a long time. It moves at fast pace. It's funny. That's not a guess; that's based on the feedback I've gotten from audiences.""
The album includes a live recording of Rodney's stand-up and five song tracks (one live and four studio recorded), including the hilarious anthem ""Show Them to Me"" and the deeply personal ""My Angel Friend."" The material is all new, but fans shouldn't expect too much of a departure from Rodney's previous work.
The subjects, however, have changed with the performer. ""The record has a little more maturity. No, not maturity. I should say growth. I'm older now. I think different than I did five years ago or ten years ago.""
Rodney's popularity derives, in large part, from his closeness with his audience. Instead of moving to Los Angeles or Nashville, Rodney stayed in Tulsa, Oklahoma; he keeps grounded through frequent live shows.
|Standup CD Track Listing|
1. Country Bar - Mechanical Sheep
2. Going to Heaven Drunk
3. Good Woman "Lucky"
4. Wife at Garage Sales
5. Growing Up Poor - Tough Skins Jeans
6. Deer Hunting - Snake Hunting
8. Booby Trap
9. Baptist Revival
10. People Piss Ya Off
11. Rodney Scared
12. The Weenie Story
13. Chucky Cheese
14. Japanese Restaraunts
17. Tips on Marriage
Music CD Track Listing
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel includes: Rodney Carrington (vocals).|
|Producers: Rodney Carrington, Carson Chamberlain, Gary Harrison.|
|Compilation producer: Rodney Carrington.|
|While the phenomenon of the country-bumpkin comedian is probably as old as comedy itself, the 1990s saw a surge of popularity for country comics like Rodney Carrington, Cledus T. Judd, and Jeff Foxworthy. Carrington's act is a combination of Foxworthy's redneck humor and Judd's biting country music satire. Accordingly, his two-disc GREATEST HITS collection is split down the middle between a "Stand-up" disc and a "Music" disc. In both his musical and verbal comedy routines, Carrington moves a step beyond many of his peers by adding an X-rated flavor to his work. Throughout GREATEST HITS, he freely inserts expletives and "adult" situations into the stand-up material he delivers to a hardy audience, and offers no-holds-barred musical odes to his genitals and the female anatomy. It's definitely not for children or the easily offended, but GREATEST HITS plainly has a tailor-made audience ready to snap it up.|
|Release Date : 02/24/2004|
|Original Release Date : 2004|
|Catalog ID : 94164|
|Label : Capitol/EMI Records|
|Number of Discs : 2|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00724359416427|