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Troy Lukkarila - Unsafe Structure Review
By JoFo

This has been an excellent year for comedic material set to music, & Troy Lukkarilas's latest is definitely a great way to start a new year. Some of the music backing up the funny lyrics on this release sounds a wee bit like the spookier elements of Jane's Addiction & Pink Floyd, even though the 'official' T.L. stuff on his website claims he sounds like a buncha people I've never heard of, like Daniel Johnston & Kurt Weill. I'm sure a guy that sends out such hilariously self- deprecating cover letters won't mind me not parroting the 'official' info on him. Mostly it's just a weird bunch of songs, set to a weird type of music that is only occasionally identifiable. Mostly, the lyrics are what make this album worthy of mention. It's not a parody album like Weird Al does, the themes are far too dark, dabbling in lyrical murders, dismemberments, flashers & robbing old ladies. If Emo Phillips wrote songs for a living, he might write stuff that sounded like this. When TL's not being funny, he's being disconcertingly, shockingly, eye- openingly honest. Mostly.

The political rants on here are neither funny nor novel, but manage to tread out the same old tired mash all the lefty leaning trendy ones keep trying to ram down the throats of the nation, ho hum. Other than that, this is a noteworthy artist worth checking out, for the sake of diversifying your CD collection with something really strange. The web site is so worth spending some time on, read his lyrics, his rants; the guy is a scream. Buy his CD if you want something weird & different.

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