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- Includes the hit songs from The Dr. Demento Show "Autocomplete," "Piratz Tavern," and "In the 80s"
- Features four Ridiculous Rap songs suggested by Devo's fans and friends
- Includes an 8 panel insert with an activity book, which includes a maze, word search, and crossword puzzle
- Includes the obligatory Christmas track as the last song on the album
- Features Devo's kids' friends favorite song "CUPCAKES!" And really, if there's anyone whose opinion you should listen to it's Devo's kids' friends.
Back in 2012 Devo Spice started a project called Ridiculous Raps where he asked his fans for suggestions for ridiculous topics and then picked one and produced it. This album contains four of the most ridiculous songs from this project. "Shaving Desires" was suggested by TV's Kyle, creator of Cartoon Network's Mighty Magiswords. "CUPCAKES!" was suggested by fellow FuMP artist Carrie Dahlby. "Ear Dogs" was suggested by another fellow FuMP artist Insane Ian. And "In an I-HOP" was suggested by nerdcore rapper MC Ohm-I.
The Most Inside of Jokes
Among his other responsibilities Devo Spice handles scheduling for songs at The FuMP. One week, while sending out an email to the artists who had songs coming up, he was asking each artist if they would be ready with their songs. He asked Insane Ian "Ian, are you good?" Then asked TV's Kyle "Kyle, are you Ian?" He caught the mistake right away but decided to let it go because he was feeling silly and was curious if anyone actually read these emails anyway. Kyle and Ian both did, and decided to take the gaffe and turn it into a Freaky Friday-like song about switching bodies. Then Shoebox of Worm Quartet suggested he and Devo parody that song and make it about them, as their lives share so many similarities. It was too stupid an idea to pass up, and "Devo Are You Shoebox?" was later nominated for a Logan Award.
Covering a Cartoon
If there's one thing that Devo Spice hates it's when people who have no business rapping try to do so. Usually this happens in TV commercials and on kids' cartoons. So when Devo was watching Phineas and Ferb with his kids one day and heard the unmistakable sound of child-friendly hip hop beats beginning he cringed and prepared for the inevitable "I'm so-and-so and I'm here to say." However, Devo was pleasantly surprised to find that not only was the song (which was performed by Dr. Doofenshmirtz) funny, it was well done. So Devo decided to perform it at the Dementia Smackdown at MarsCon later that year, where comedy artists get on stage and perform covers of other people's songs. A video of that performance made its way to YouTube where Dan Povenmire—creator of Phineas and Ferb—saw it and commented that he loved it.
Parodying the News
One of the many, many ideas that Devo Spice has come up with was to do a weekly segment where he would see what was new in the world of hip hop, pick a story about an artist, and then parody one of that artist's songs about the story. The first song from this project came about when Tone Loc was arrested for punching his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child (ie. "baby mama"). The project was abandoned after Devo realized that there weren't enough interesting stories or songs to parody to do one of these too often, but "Tone Loc Gets Arrested for Domestic Battery" survives to be featured on this album.
The Piratz Tavern
This song is a true story and was a commissioned piece by one of the regulars of the establishment. While the bar had its problems, what was presented on the infamous episode of Bar Rescue was mostly staged for television with a lot of exaggerations, a few outright lies, and very little done to actually help the bar. The auto-bar they installed was illegal. Much of the renovations that were done were just set pieces that weren't practical in a functioning environment. The mob of patrons who showed up to their cold opening were extras who answered a casting call. And after the staff showed they could handle the rush the patrons were told to act roudier and complain to make for better television. After the episode aired—and the bar subsequently returned to the pirate theme, mostly to fulfill their end of a preexisting contract—the bar was inundated with harassing phone calls and letters. Eventually the bar returned for a second appearance on Bar Rescue and then closed for good. Tracy and her husband Juciano moved to Florida and now run a new establishment called Bar Refuge.