When a line in a skit says, “How about we move to more intellectual territory. Let’s do a song about poop!” and you find yourself thinking, “Hey, that’s actually not too far from the truth.”, there need to be some thoughts about where you are in life and why you’re listening to Dick Delicious & The Tasty Testicles’ album Vulgar Display Of Obscurity. If you are under any illusions that this album will change your life, shatter them immediately. What you have before you is offensive, in poor taste and full of disgusting humor. That being said, is it any good? Check after the jump for the answer!
Dick Delicious & The Tasty Testicles have created an album that is full poop, fart, misogynistic, AIDS, rape, and other assorted jokes. When I told Aural Pleasure co-host Bill Frye about this album, cackling the whole time, he was convinced I had regressed. Honestly, this is a perfect explanation for why anyone would laugh with this album. It is so juvenile that I couldn’t help but revert back to my immature 9 year old where everything that was said was utterly hilarious. But seriously, with song titles like The Odor Of The Floater, Feed The Homeless (To Each Other), and Clinching When I Should Have Been Pinching, how can you even begin to take this album seriously?
The production of this album sounds like a high quality garage recording. Everything sounds trashy but in a good way and the punk/thrash metal attitude is enhanced by this. To be honest, this trashy sound enhances everything. Had the album sounded pristine and clean, it would probably not be nearly as funny or entertaining.
The Final Word: If you are looking for an album that has a significant impact or addition to the history of music, avoid Vulgar Display of Obscurity like the plague. However, if you are in need of a good laugh and your sense of humor can accept some truly offensive material, you need to get this album.