James Kochalka Superstar
Carrot Boy the Beautiful
A science fiction operetta! Evil genius! Clandestine midnight DNA experimenting! In Mrs. Potter’s garden, no less. A friendship that leaps between the vegetable and animal kingdoms! Kitty’s in a coma! No wait, she’s fine. Why can’t we all be Carrot Boy?
I know it all sounds a little crazy, but James Kochalka Superstar tells the story nicely, both in the sixteen tracks that make up the story of Carrot Boy the Beautiful and in the dozen pages of comic book in the insert. Unlike other Kochalka releases, this could actually pass as a children’s record after mom and dad get to hear it — no “Pony the Penis,” in here, nosiree. As a bonus, the entire record is repeated sans vocals, allowing you to reenact what went down in Mrs. Potter’s garden with your family, or with complete strangers on the bus.
Sudden Shame Records, 2 Cypress Lane, Essex Junction, VT 05452; http://www.suddenshame.com/