June 16, 2006

EXCLUSIVE: Can I Borrow a Feeling?

Simpsons Jokes Not as Original as They May Seem

So, a few days ago, I got an email titled, "The Worst Album Covers of All Time."

One of the featured masterpieces is super sexy Cody Matherson's album, Can I Borrow a Feelin'?


Sexy Town, Population 1

Ring any bells, Simpsons fans? It's the same name as the demo tape created by Kirk van Houten on a ridiculously funny episode from 1996. van Houten's song - a real classic, btw - later ended up on a Simpsons soundtrack.

The copyright-infringing van Houten holding the infamous demo tape.

That's right, folks! You heard it here first!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

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dj L.A. said...

Cody Matherson looks pretty close to identical to my uncle Mark. Ironically my uncle Mark was into Mash. Unfortunately uncle Mark lived in the house i grew up in, so i'd hear the Mash song pretty frequently, which led to what i talked about in my comment on the first post of this blog. Not only was i tortured with eerie, nauseating sounds of the Mash theme, but i was exposed to coke viles and scales at a young age of 4. To this day i can taste the coke dust from the empty brown glass viles.

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Aaron said...

Nah, I think Cody is fake for sure,

The Cody album employs modern, perfect fonts and effects when at the time those would have been hand-lettered. Most telling is that the letters do not connect to each other (look at the "ers" from "Matherson), which is what would happen with a font (and someone who didn't have vector-editing tools), but would have never happened with hand-lettering. Notice the blurring on "Cody Matherson." It is inartful and perfect--Photoshop. Also, compare the "C" from "Cody" and the "C" from "Could." It's the exact same C. Again, this is a computer font; not hand-lettering.

Also, look at the quality of the pic. Does that look like a scanned cardboard album sleeve from 25+ years ago? No scratches, abrasions? No color fading?

Someone's just having fun with a terrible photo and a ridiculous song title from The Simpsons.

Ted Ekering said...

Good call, Aaron. I wonder if all of these are fake?

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/index.html

Anonymous said...

It's real and was known to the writers.