Gregory’s Funhouse

  • Gregory's Funhouse
  • Obey (Big Chief) 1988 

Brooklyn’s own Gregory Ambrose Pittman intones rude sexual euphemisms in a stunningly sepulchral bass voice straight out of “The Monster Mash” as his skilled sidemen sling out winningly poppy goth rock (with nods to early Alice Cooper) on this amusing novelty record. Upholding the gimmick through ten tracks — including the wittily dictatorial “I Give It, You Take It” and a leering cover of “Go Away, Little Girl” — while keeping the guitars on a consistent fuzz boil make Obey an impressive (and embarrassingly entertaining) oddity.

[Ira Robbins]