What If This CD… Had Lyrics? Review and CD Giveaway!!!


****Giveaway details to follow the review!

I’m going to be honest with you. I am by no means a “gamer”  and I very rarely dip my toes into anything game-related. That’s not to say that I didn’t play my fair share of “Super Mario World” and “Zombies ate my Neighbors” as a kid, but I would put my knowledge at anything past “Zelda”, elementary at best. So when  brentalfloss passed on the tracks of his new album (you can pre-order it now!) so that I could do a review for you-I was a little nervous that I would have no idea what any of the songs were about.

Not the case at all.

While the majority of the songs are video game parodies, the lyrics are catchy and fun, and for the most part – not over my head. Plus this dude is so musically talented he could sing about poo and farts (which he sometimes does) and I would be thoroughly entertained.

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The Breakdown:

Ducktales with Lyrics: Since I’m pretty much a complete idiot when it comes to video games, I was happy to hear the album start out with something that I was familiar with. Ducktales is definitely one of the catchiest songs on the CD and a great tune to put you into a nerd-tastic kind of mood. It’s also one that you can’t help but clap along to, in case you want to ensure that you look like a really cool person in your car.

Gypsy Tetris: A nice little ditty that serves as an intro to “Tetris,” and is just one example of Brent’s ability to take on practically any genre.

Tetris: This has always been my favorite brentalfloss video, and the album version is still probably my favorite. If you’re unfamiliar, he has somehow managed to write a song about how Tetris is a game made for “chics” without  coming off as a giant asshole. Only now that I think about it, he doescome off like a giant asshole but I like it anyway. I guess that’s because I have a vagina and I’m just innately interested in all things Tetris. Well you know what Brent? You can suck it. I’m proud of the fact that I play Tetris on my phone every time I use the restroom. And by restroom, I do mean taking a shit because girls poo too!

Corey: Awwww… such a great  love-ish ballad. I don’t know who this Corey chick is, but she has inspired me to take up video gaming in hopes that I can one day have a video-game loving Youtube sensation write a song about me. Or not… but I play Tetris? In all seriousness, I really love this innuendo-filled tune. Any song that contains the lyrics “I could plug right into your XBox, and you could mess around with my Wii,” is an automatic win.

Final Fantasy Victory: This song kind of makes me want to kick my own ass for never having played Final Fantasy. A victory song this fun could only be inspired by an awesome game.  I asked Brent where he gets the inspiration for his lyrics, and he told me that he used to sing along and narrate the games while he was playing. This particular song starts out with “Now you’re dead, you’re dead cause we killed you…” I can picture little brentalfloss singing something similar as he kicked a bunny’s ass.

Good Example: Dude. Brent can rap? I mean… Dude! Brent can rap!! I had to do a little research to figure out where this song was coming from, but apparently it was written about a contest winner on his Youtube channel. I love rap songs that talk about extremely average things. It made me recall Jon LaJoie’s “Everyday Normal Guy,” only the fact that this was written about fan made it a million times better. One of my favorites, for sure.

Mega Man 3 With Lyrics: This might make anyone who is already a brentalfloss fan stop reading, but I had never even heard of Megaman until recently. I think I actually asked Brent who Megan Man was when I met him and he yelled at me. Regardless,  it seems that this video is one of the “brentalfloss- fan-favorites” and I don’t think the cd-version will disappoint. From what I can tell from the lyrics, Megaman is one of the bad-assiest of all video game characters. As with most of his songs, the lyrics give a great description of the game and characters so that even me and the other 15 clueless people in the world can get into it.

Bubble Man With Lyrics: I have absolutely no idea who this Bubble Man fellow is, but he sounds like one scary mofo. This song is chock-full fart jokes and I absolutely couldn’t stop laughing. Hilarious.

Final Fantasy Classic: This song makes Final Fantasy sound like a game full of magic and comradery… an anthem of sorts. It kind of made me wish that at some point in my life I could be a ten-year old boy, spending hours drinking Mountain Dew with my friends while  the fate of the “world” relied on the gifts of my strategy and my fingertips. There are a few references here that I’m sure you have to be familiar with the game to get, but lyrics aside- the electric guitar (I think?) has a very “Top Gun” feel that pretty much rocked my soul.

A Boy and His Blob Mini-Lyric: A short song about a boy and his blob, but you probably got that by reading the title. Very weird. But the absurdity of it was enough to make it enjoyable. It also inspired me to look up this game and give it a quick play online.

Gotta Run/Be the One- feat. The Megas: Dude. Wow. I’ve never heard either of these songs separately,  but this track seriously melted my face off. I listened to it about 6 times in a row and couldn’t believe that I was in my car singing along to a theme from Mega Man (no offense). Loves it.

Paperboy With Lyrics feat The Koname Kode:Yay! Another game I actually played, and by far one of the most catchy parodies on the album. The lyrics had me laughing and really amplify just how ridiculous (yet enjoyable) Paperboy was. Plus there is this really awesome bluesy breakdown, which is just glorious.

Mario Piano Medley: A beautiful piano medley of all my favorite “Mario” songs… what more could I ask for? Nothing, except maybe for brentalfloss to do a stint on Chatroulette.

Final Fantasy IV Love Theme With Lyrics: Spot on impression of Eric Cartman + beautifully played melody+ lyrics about sucking balls= WIN.

The Roommate Song: Another one of my favorites,  “The Roommate Song,” recounts the poignant tale of  a man constantly catching his roommate taking himself to pound-town. These are seriously some of funniest lyrics I have ever heard, and I can’t imagine there is a person out there who wouldn’t enjoy this tune. Except maybe my grandparents.

Dr. Mario With Lyrics: I’ve always had an inexplicable dislike for Dr. Mario (probably has something to do with my fear of Doctors) so I went into this track with somewhat of a negative outlook. I was quite surprised at how much I actually enjoyed it.  For this song, Brent has done an excellent job perfecting Dr. Mario’s accent. I’m not sure how he does it, but in about 30 seconds he manages to fit in every disease that my hypochondriac brain has ever diagnosed myself with.

Introspective Duck In Space: Another great instrumental piece, nearly brought a tear to my eye.

Mushroom Kingdom: Holy mother of my soul, this one came out of no where. I totally wasn’t expecting a “Sister Christian” parody and it made my heart happy when I realized that’s what it was. Even better, it’s about Mario so it was something I could really get on top of. (That’s what she said)  Right near the beginning he pops out with a “Oh Poop, It’s King Koop,” which is something that will definitely be worked into my daily vocabulary, whether it makes sense or not. I know I’ve already had about 10 favorites, but this one might just take the cake. Heart. Plus this might sound stupid, but until I looked up the lyrics to Sister Christian, I thought the chorus was “Motorhead-what’s your price to fight?” -so I really enjoy that I can sing along to the correct lyrics on this one.

Zelda With Lyrics: Yessssss. An awesome rock-out version of my favorite video game of all time. Brent has a major “Tenacious D” vibe going on in “Zelda,” which I really love. He really brings light to the true goal of the game of  Zelda-  a chance to have sex with her. This song really brings me back to some good times, but I think even those who aren’t huge fans of Zelda would love it.

The End?: The final track contains a few outtakes from the making of the CD. I got a few laughs out of it, though I accidentally skipped over it the first time around, so don’t make the same mistake.

Overall:

Nerdgasm on a disk. Take it from me, whether you are already a fan of brentalfloss, or if you have no knowledge of the gaming world (like me) this cd rocks!  Basically, if you are a fan of Tenacious D/Weird Al/Ben Folds/musicals/videogames/comedy/music in general/or getting ear fucked in the best way possible, there is something here for you. Pre-orders are available until April 4th, and every pre-order will be signed- so do it, do it, DO IT! I’ve never steered you wrong before! Also check out his YouTube Channel, for more awesomeness.

THE GIVEAWAY:

I am giving away 2 free brentalfloss cds! You can enter the contest multiple times, so listen up!

The Terms:

1 entry– Leave a comment here on my blog saying how much either brentalfloss and/or I rock.
2 entries– Follow me in your RSS reader and leave a comment to let me know that you are doing so (or that you already do)
3 entries – Subscribe to brentalfloss on Youtube, leave a comment on his channel letting him know you came from here. Something like: “I came here from carissajaded for a chance to win a free cd!!.” If you are already a subscriber leave a comment mentioning this giveaway on his channel. Also leave me a comment letting me know that you did so.
4 entries – Follow both @brentalfloss and  @carissajaded on twitter, and tweet something about how badass this giveaway is. Leave the URL of the tweet or what you tweeted in the comments.

The winner will be chosen using Random.org, and the contest will close at midnight on April 4th. Spread the word!

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  • jeneypeney

    Um… you already know I think you rock.

    And brentalfloss? He kinda rocks too.

    :-)

  • http://www.ishineoutloud.com/shine shine

    This sounds like tons of fun. And frankly, I already follow you in as many places as I'm willing to do so. I will NOT follow you in the bathroom.

  • thatkindofgirl

    Ooooh, I was all onboard with this brentalfloss character until I read the “you can mess around with my Wii” line. Watersports on the first album? That's moving a bit fast…

    Anyway, I heart you and, ever since you linked me to the Tetris song, I heart brentalfloss. Entry number one.

    I've followed you on RSS since like August, so that one's in the bag.

    Subscribe to Mr. Floss not only with my TKOG YouTube channel but also my top-secret real-life YouTube channel. (Whoa, sometimes I forget that I'm a real person who exists when not blogging…)

    And even though I never retweet giveaways, made an exception for you kids: “dude, @Carissajaded and @brentalfloss double-team your heart and ears with INSANELY SEXY CD GIVEAWAY! http://bit.ly/9jSF0r

  • LivitLuvit

    You are the rockiest of rockingness that ever did rock, Rocky McRockster!!!

  • http://www.nikkidz.blogspot.com/ Nikki

    Not being a personl friend of brental floss, or any of his oral hygiene posse I cannot attest to his awesomeness. You however, well…you're okay 😉 Kidding kidding. You really do rock!

    But not being a gamer myself…aside from Mario cart, and I did have duck tails for Nintendo. I'm sure someone would appreciate it more than myself. Great giveaway though. Loved your break down of each song. ha!

  • ktcotton

    This, and subscribing to brentalfloss' youtube page, are officially my entries.

    You rock and if I win this obviously super fantastical CD it better rock too!
    (although it can never compare to you, smooches!)

  • taggart451

    http://twitter.com/Taggart451

    @Carissajaded giving away copies of the @brentalfloss cd is up on the list of “Most Badass things done.” #brownnose

  • hiphophippie

    Holy awesome giveaway!!! Nerdgasm is right!! Zelda? In love. Mario? Hump me. Boy and his Blob? Yes please! This is the happier parts of my childhood! I'm gonna tweet the shit out of this!

  • darkfighterdoken

    Dude both you and brentalfloss are awesome, you because of your insane love of ketchup and brentalfloss for being a musical and comical genius. And I left a comment on Brent's youtube. (Note both my Twitter and my 'tube SN are striderserge) And already followed you both because I want that CD Big time!

  • http://matthewjenks.blogspot.com/ Matt_J

    I totally was able to sing that “Now you're dead, you're dead because we killed you” without ever having heard BrentalFloss' song. That's full-frontal awesome right there.

    Also, you're pretty cool, too, carissa.

  • tatorhead328

    Anything Mario related is good for me.

    And I already fall you in the rss feed : )

  • lifeonahanger

    you rock obvi, because if you didn't rock, then i wouldn't rock….or something like that! I'll tweet this! xoxox

  • herding Cats

    You rock & brentalfloss rocks! Booyah.

  • hellofrancy

    Well, I hope I win! Brentalfloss is my hero and I'm glad he introduced me to your blog too!
    http://bit.ly/cLAqq7 – I follow both of you on Twitter – here's my tweet.
    And … I commented on BrentalFloss' channel.

    Great review, by the way. :)

  • ScoMan

    I rarely enter giveaways, but you had me at “gamer”.. and then again at “Zelda”.. and again at “Mega Man”.. but mostly at “Paper Boy”

    I’m commenting now.

    I already follow you in the RSS thing.

    Just about to tweet.

    Will try to remember to check out the YouTube channel after work.

    Thanks for making me aware of this. If I don’t win, I’m buying the CD.

  • http://watchoutworldimatwentysomething.blogspot.com/ JustMe

    Oh Brent. I haven't talked to him in about a year. He must hate me or something. Make sure he doesn't for me. 😉

  • http://www.ftcs.wordpress.com/ Clevelandpoet

    bad to been drinking and then come here.

    I may write a song to honor you and Blobert

  • finalredlaser

    Both you and brentalfloss kick so much ass that your shoes have been surgically removed from most people

  • ascgrizz2010

    My fiance' and I just started listening to BrentalFloss nearly three months ago and I can't find anyone that makes video game music more hilarious than him. After reading this review from you, I am most definitely going to preorder his CD.

  • http://www.phronk.com phronk

    You obviously rock. Brentalfloss sounds kinda familiar, so maybe he rocks too? This CD does look awesome; I recognize all these games, and specifically remember putting lyrics to the Ducktales music when I was a kid.

    Oh and I subscribe to you by RSS fo shizzle.

  • http://twitter.com/danzflor Danzflor

    I came here lurking some review info on this disc, and i'm sold, if I don't win, i would buy it… maybe two or three copies. And I want so badly to hear the Gotta Run/Be The One Mash Up! <3

    I post on Youtube, and here's the Twit http://goo.gl/GwPF.

    Also, really nice blog =D

  • http://twitter.com/Monsterman199 Monsterman199

    Brentalflass is awesome! fist time i heard him on kutaku i subed right away i wana cd baddd. following on twitter and RSS, and commented on brentals youtube.
    http://twitter.com/Monsterman199/status/1106340

  • http://twitter.com/Atreus Atreus

    While I cannot yet verify your awesomeness, I shall soon be able. At this time, however, I can easily verify that brentalfoss rocks.

    Leaving a comment here mentioning how awesome brentalfloss is? Check. Following you via RSS Check. Subscribing to brentalfloss? Check — username on youtobe is “Atroosky”. Already following brentalfloss on twitter. Following you now, too — username is the same as here.

    How will we be notified of a win? :)

  • http://twitter.com/Atreus Atreus

    RT @brentalfloss: @Carissajaded gives you a review of the @brentalfloss CD from a non-gamer POV. Plus a sexy giveaway! http://bit.ly/b26DT6

  • CarissaJaded

    I just realized I didn't make that clear. I will post the winner here on April 5th! Thanks for entering!

  • http://www.ftcs.wordpress.com/ Clevelandpoet

    ok here we go: followed and tweeted: http://twitter.com/ClevelandPoet/status/1109209

    totes suscribed to him on youtube because it was awesome plus you were insistent on gchat whilst I was buzzed:

    so I came here because carissa yelled at me on gchat about entering the giveaway because I'd love this place and the cd and well she was damn right. Its hilarious just a week ago my friend was emailing me about the old games we'd play and when she mentioned Duck Tales all I sent back was “why the fuck was he in space?”

    on my google reader now. (finally caved and started doing that)

    ok back to coffee now.

    A boy and his Blob still makes me happy!

  • http://amazingadamoadventures.blogspot.com/ annajanine

    dude…disklike of dr. mario? who are you?! this CD is badass for sure :)

  • http://www.theinternalmakeover.com/ kathryn

    Nerdgasm? I can't believe you thought up this word! How perfect is this word??
    You are the best reviewer ever….and this nerd-dental-floss guy should be honored to have such a fabulous review by such a fabulous webmeister-femme-fatale…

    (Yes, I just made that up)

  • http://littleinsomniaclolita.blogspot.com Andhari

    Awesome giveaway!

    I'm curious about the Final Fantasy song. Big fan!

  • Name

    free disk?

  • TheP1414

    I'm a huge Brentalfloss fan, preordered the CD, and I literally can't wait!

  • TheP1414

    I also posted up on Brent's youtube!

  • nyooman

    Let it be known from coast to coast: @carissajaded and @brentalfloss rock the most. http://twitter.com/nyooman/status/11043237496

  • http://bluntdelivery.com/ blunt delivery

    okay. i have to say that cracked me up. i'd never heard of them before and i'm NOT into video games at all. that could have something to do with the bitterness in my heart from when my brother wouldn't let me touch his Atari and i was too poor to buy one for myself.

    i digress.

  • lralln9

    I posted this entry on his YouTube channel!

  • iangmorris

    brentalfloss rocks, i think about his lyrics whenever the relevant chip-tunes play. i was already a subscriber to him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Griffen-Cole/100000912933999 Griffen Cole

    http://twitter.com/GriffMorivan/status/11435569713

    What's that? @carissajaded is giving away one of @brentalfloss ' CDs? Seriously? Bad ass! I certainly hope to win, friends and folks!

    Much love. I will now be following on zee Tweetah! Hope to get my hands on this one, since I'm broke as a joke.

  • http://twitter.com/Holierthanu1 Justin Hoffman

    You and Brentalfoss rock my motherfuckin socks off. Thought I'd say that

    Following you on my 'My Yahoo' RSS reader.

    Posted on Brentalfoss' channel bout coming from here. Epic win.

    http://twitter.com/Holierthanu1/statuses/114411… <- my tweet about this amazing win.

  • dividebyzero

    http://twitter.com/leowuzhere/status/11467670288
    I left a comment on his YouTube, username OfficialDeadpoolShow, I followed you on RSS, and you and Brentalfloss rock harder than Chuck Norris on a Harley with machine guns and chipotle.

    Dear God, let me win.

  • Minic

    OK, so:

    Both you and Brentalfloss are terrific people who are great at what they do.

    I dropped a comment onto Brentalfloss' channel, which I was already subscribed to.

    And now I'm following the both of ya's on Twitter. Here's the Tweet I dropped: http://twitter.com/Minic57/status/11469076268

    There's three entires, thankyouverymuch.

  • http://landseo.ru landseo

    I think it's cool, isn't it? thank you.

  • kesha1

    Brentalfloss is so epic in all that is epicness, while you are the sun that brings down the rays of all that is cool and awesome!!! So continue to rock on!!!

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