Shocking and awing both political and musical worlds, Kim Jong Un, Boris Johnson, Geert Wilders, and Donald Trump have joined forces to sing songs of love and paeans to their political ideologies.
Calling themselves the Bad Hair Boys because Insane Clown Posse was already taken, the unholy four have released Breakin’ Thru (the Filibuster Around Your Heart). The album and title track have already vaulted to the top of the charts.
Panned by critics–but what do they know–this reviewer found the album hugely entertaining, even more than hernia surgery, though most of the songs would have found a better audience decades ago: think TLC, Boyz II Men, and Flight of the Conchords.
Breakin’ Thru also treads into folk, reggae, and other genres, but the Boys shine best in the surprisingly slick pop songs co-written and produced by the musical genius of our generation, Kanye West.
Kim Jong Un, by the way, literally air-mailed his vocals to the studio, he was much to paranoid to leave the PRNK or even establish a data link with the other Boys during the album’s production.
Music critic Dee Afton called the Bad Hair Boys “a meowling cacophonic hairball of a quartet in need of a barbershop.” Music fans are already proving her and other critics wrong as BHB’s melodious beats are poised to break sales and streaming records.
You had me at Radical Islam Geert Wilders’ mostly hollow synth pop dance groove.
Shooting a Missile of Love to Your Heartland Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump sing a duet about a faraway love.
Conservative Lady in a Blue Dress Boris Johnson’s synth driven tender side ballad. He just upped his sexy way up with this song–so much so that women have been drawing hearts on their panties and leaving them on the Parliament grounds.
Internet Lies Kim Jong Un’s rap about a public break-up hides a thinly veiled paranoid screed on the perils of relying on Western news sources.
Brexidous Blue Tuesday Boris Johnson channels his inner Tom Waits juxtaposed against a New Orleans style celebration of Brexit (with a little help from special guest Joe Cocker on back up vocals).
Breakin’ Thru Title track and the strongest piece of the collection: The Boys layer lush vocals while each takes a turn singing solo against the stacked harmonies. Wilders takes us out at the end with a stunning and brilliant rap that will have everyone hitting the rewind.
I Don’t Know How to Love Him Trump sings a Reggae version of the Jesus Christ Superstar hit, but it’s sung about Vladimir Putin instead of Jesus. This reviewer found it flat and schmaltzy.
Making it Great Again A Trump/Wilders duet–it sounds like a lost Phil Collins tune because it is: basically it’s a bad clone of another terrible song by Collins, Against All Odds.