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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum
Har Mar Superstar
You Can Feel Me
Record Collection Music

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
A sarcastic misogynist white funk storm, You Can Feel Me is Har Mar Superstar in peak form, a gold-toofed tossed salad, if you will. A leafy dish of only 28 calories that will make a woman out of the girl next door. To prepare, mix a base of Al Green with snippets of amateur teen porno flicks starring R. Kelley, a couple of guys in rain coats wearing those LeVar Burton-as-Geordi La Forge glasses and playing those stupid keyboard/guitar hybrid things from bad 1980s new-wave bands, a few nods to Innervisions and front it with a chubby, big-nosed kid playing Chris Rock's character in CB4 and top it all with a dressing of hate for player-haters.

The excessive Stevie Wonderisms on tracks like "Brothers & Sisters" can be a bit grating, but the ghettoized Color Me Badd-honkey-moustache beats of You Can Feel Me is capable of actually shaking your ass without ever clearly defining itself as either a novelty record or as pure genius in pop media satire. In his alter-ego form as Har Mar Superstar, Sean Tillman is surprisingly infectious in a geeky 2 Live Crew way with lyrics like "Deeper/Deeper/I can't feel your beeper".

Get ready to shield your little sister's eyes and ears - Har Mar Superstar is set to break into the mainstream, already freaking audiences opening for The Strokes, Incubus, Guided By Voices, Tenacious D and The Hives, not to mention rubbing his doughy white man-boobies in the faces of the mass youth culture with air time on the 2002 Video Music Awards. While you can't really play You Can Feel Me in any setting (unless you're Weird Al), you should certainly get your hands on a copy and put it in the clean-up spot in a rotation of Cash Money Millionaires, Tenacious D, Bone Thugs and The Frogs. Let me put it this way - if you have your VCR set to tape Jerry Springer, this is your soundtrack.

Reviewed by Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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