The Emotron: Vampire Lunch Lady Tits

The Emotron: Vampire Lunch Lady Tits
I do not know if you can tell by the band name or by the album name, but The Emotron is not an incredibly serious project. The one man band has made his living playing over-the-top shows that includes multiple costume changes and usually ends with The Emotron naked and occasionally on fire (yes, I’m serious). But how does such a visually visceral live show transfer on CD?
On his third full length album, Vampire Lunch Lady Tits, the Emotron delivers high energy sequencer-powered rock. The music is obviously inspired by Atom and His Package and vocally, he sounds like MC Chris when he sings. But the allure of the Emotron is not his vocal prowess, it is his ridiculous lyrical content.
On “Let’s Start a Band”, The Emotron suggests “let’s start a band and call it Queezer/we’ll do Queen songs in the style of Weezer/the college kids will dig that shit and maybe we can finally make some money/let’s start a band to pay our bills”. This kind of hyper-sarcastic yet incredibly true lyrical content is what makes The Emotron a humorous listen but occasionally the ridiculousness of the lyrical content is taken to grotesque lengths that even make me cringe.
On “Today’s My Birthday Play 1989”, Kyle Knight sings “Today’s my birthday play 1989/I know tomorrow I won’t remember this time/I’m gonna get fucked up and be that little infant/that came out of my momma’s crimson bleeding cunt”. I know these lyrics are meant to shock the listener and some people will find humor in them because of how uncomfortable it makes them feel but for me, it is just overkill.
Luckily, there are not too many songs on the album that make me cringe; most of the songs bring a wry smile to my face. The album does not hold a candle to Knight’s live show energy wise, but it does do a better job of illuminating him a witty, sarcastic lyricist. I cautiously give the album a thumbs up knowing that the Emotron will surely offend some people.
Rating: 6.5/10
MP3: The Emotron “Let’s Start a Band”
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