11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Heidecker & Wood are the duo of comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker (Bridesmaids, Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist on the Awesome Show, Davin Wood. Together they traipse through the styles of rock ’n’ roll they grew up with: goofing on its clichés, pointing out its ludicrous moments and its odd choices. Many of the songs here will remind fans of Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and Elton John and the incongruous sounds that made the music what it was. The lyrics lead to often very different conclusions, and the hooks are usually a bit too catchy. “Cocaine” is a cross-country look at “snow.” “Getaway Man” is a tribute to the less-celebrated member of a crime team. Horns, backup singers, and all the hallmarks of the era’s overproduction come shining through. Piano ballads (“Coming Home”) or Meat Loaf–type grandiosity (“Sunday Man”) make this both a humorous collection of its own and a loving parody to the people who made the music the first time around.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Heidecker & Wood are the duo of comedian/writer/actor Tim Heidecker (Bridesmaids, Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) and his longtime musical collaborator composer/multi-instrumentalist on the Awesome Show, Davin Wood. Together they traipse through the styles of rock ’n’ roll they grew up with: goofing on its clichés, pointing out its ludicrous moments and its odd choices. Many of the songs here will remind fans of Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and Elton John and the incongruous sounds that made the music what it was. The lyrics lead to often very different conclusions, and the hooks are usually a bit too catchy. “Cocaine” is a cross-country look at “snow.” “Getaway Man” is a tribute to the less-celebrated member of a crime team. Horns, backup singers, and all the hallmarks of the era’s overproduction come shining through. Piano ballads (“Coming Home”) or Meat Loaf–type grandiosity (“Sunday Man”) make this both a humorous collection of its own and a loving parody to the people who made the music the first time around.

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