The Soytown, Maryland Flatulence Ensemble

The Soytown, Maryland Flatulence Ensemble

Rock and Roll All Night


I think that it is amazing, first of all, that even one person can train their colon to play music. It is a triumph of muscular discipline. Secondly, to have the intestinal fortitude required to gather an entire orchestra of similarly talented people is an organizational masterpiece, similar in scope to designing the great beanfields of Egypt.

Like other albums recorded by people of obscure talent, Rock and Roll All Night is most likely destined to the cut-one bin, but should break wind into the music charts as a novelty record. The English wunderkind, Johnny Fartpants, recently recorded Richard Wagner’s Ring opera, which received critical acclaim (“brilliant!”) and if that’s any indication, the folks from Soytown, Maryland will probably receive more success in Europe.

Rock and Roll All Night is a collection of rock and roll classics played entirely with flatulence, accompanied by a single pump organ. The tunes include Spinal Tap’s “Break Like the Wind,” Christopher Cross’ “Ride Like the Wind,” the Association’s “Windy,” and Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up.” Alternative rockers will be interested, as the Big F’s “Power Pig” is covered as well. Rolling Chuff apparently gave this recording four stars. Phew Records, 1600 East-West Highway, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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