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Saturday, July 06 2013 23:52

Review: Papa Crow - WHAT WAS THAT SOUND?

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Papa Crow"This is absolutely horrible - I'm about to turn it off," declared my wife as the family hit the half-way mark on "Fart Like A Pirate," the first track on WHAT WAS THAT SOUND?, the five-song "Mini-Album" by PAPA CROW. A quintet of toot-tastic songs dedicated to the art of flatulence (the back of the CD sleeve actually says, "Mini Album #1: Fart Songs!"), perhaps the intent of Crow was to humor the mind of a seven-year-old boy, because the laughs were lost on me.

As a 36-year-old that often finds a chuckle in some pretty vulgar and "offensive" locations, it's not to say that I don't find a good ripper worth a laugh... but these songs just aren't funny

WHAT'S THAT SOUND? is a disappointing offering from an artist that normally produces some pretty fantastic songs. Like this one, from his 2011 release, THINGS THAT ROAR...

It's times like this when I feel bad about being honest, but unfortunately, this "Mini-Album" stinks just as bad as one of "Uncle Terry's Farts" (that's the closing track).

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The Rock Father Rating: 1/5 Stars

FTC Disclosure: A copy of WHAT'S THAT SOUND? was provided to The Rock Father on compact disc for the purpose of review consideration. All opinions are that of James Zahn, with influence from his family.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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