submitted by Deena
One Grammy category Scott probably doesn't do predictions for is the Best Comedy Album. This is likely because there's often not much to give a crap about in this category.
I've now finally caught up with all the Grammy hubbub and discovered that someone I did give a crap about won Best Comedy Album--Flight of the Conchords.
Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie round out the group who touts themselves as "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo." FOTC produces hilariously funny pop/folk/parody music that takes me back to my days of Weird Al uber fandom (can I just say that sometimes I think Scott and I are on the same wavelength with our posts?)--only Weird Al never got his own HBO series (though UHF did kick ass).
As much as I love the music of FOTC, I was disappointed to learn that the "album" that won the Grammy wasn't even an album at all--it was a 5-song EP. I kind of thought that wasn't right, for two reasons:
- An EP is not an album, or at least not in my estimation.
- FOTC absolutely has enough material to make a fantastic full-length album. Each episode of their TV series has two or three songs featured in it, and most of them are stand-alone funny.
YouTube: Flight of the Conchords - Bowie's in Space
YouTube: Flight of the Conchords - Inner City Pressure