Release Date: May 20, 2003
Record label: Beggars Banquet / XL
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Nothing in pop has as short a shelf life as the comic novelty single. Jasper Carrott's Funky Moped, Joe Dolce's Shaddap You Face, Afroman's Because I Got High - no matter how funny a joke seems at first, listening to it over and over again is liable to give you an unpleasant twitch. You suspect that even within the opprobrium-attracting world of the novelty single, the comedy guys are sneered at, mocked as quick-buck merchants by the people behind the Cheeky Girls and DJ Otzi.