He-Art : Swinging Naked from the Vine
- Artist: He-Art
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/24/2002
In the spirit of the Moldy Peaches, Half Japanese, Bob Dylan, and the Violent Femmes comes He-Art - swinging naked from the vine. This is the debut CD from the capricious singer/songwriter who has been called 'Woody Allen with a harmonica'. His lyrics are extremelely clever, sardonic, downright silly, anthemic, and tragically poignant. His music is infectious, respectfully lo-fi, and masterfully performed. Evil but cute, subversive but loving, music that even your parents will unknowingly enjoy. Swingin' Naked from the Vine is one man's struggle to emerge from his 'Carpet-Lined Stone Box' and vocalize the emotions that come with being an early 21st Century male with all our friggin' awkward attempts to capture love in a seemingly non-romantic age. Classic Songs Include: Track 3 : Carpet Lined Stone Box - an all out assault on the current 'punk' rock status quo 'He's the jock in the backwards baseball cap and birkenstocks and he's makin' sure everyone stops to watch, he's the guy in the backwards hat and birkenstocks and he's wearin' a t-shirt so that everybody thinks he's punk rock.' Track 5: Help Me - a beautiful story of a jilted lover looking to do himself in by jumping off the 39th floor - with an ironic ending 'help me I'm flying through the air and wouldn't you know it, I'm started to care...oh shit maybe I do want to live.' Track 10: Good Old Boys Theme Song - He-Art dares car cos to make trucks bigger 'I've got a big truck because it is big enough for us to f***.' Track 12: XXXXXX - je ne comprend pas the opposite sex. 'I'm so bad with girls I should have been gay.' A diehard fan of baseball, love, and the band Superchunk, He-Art is eccentricity in an age when too few dare to be eccentric. Buy this CD folks, it is a rare jewel in a sea of mediocrity! I'm sure you will love it -as sure as I am that the lead singer of Creed thinks he's Jesus. Jesus!