1001 Albums You Must Die Before You Hear
#43: Joel – Super Ghostbusters (2018)
Reviewing an album that makes him despair for humanity MATT KELLY has a fleeting affair with Joel.
Possibly one of the stupidest records I have ever heard in my life, Super Ghostbusters is 20 minutes of Swedish video game streamer Joel Johansson screaming nonsensical stories which involve the Ghostbusters in an uncertain accent over an increasingly warped, shitty midi version of the Ghostbusters theme. It’s so, so dumb.
And er, kind of funny. The shock of how breathtakingly inane this is makes it almost impossible to get through with a straight face, and Joel’s delivery is actually quite good.
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“THE GHOSTBUSTER SAY YOU CALL THIS NUMBER AGAIN WE WILL SHOVE THE PK METER IN YOUR BUMHOLE
I SAY OK HOW MUCH WILL THAT COST”
At the same time, however, its existence will make you despair for humanity – we get the internet, the ability to learn and communicate almost without limit, and this is what we do.
Also, like a lot of comedy music, it doesn’t have much longevity – by the third or fourth time through the laughs will dry up and you will be left with 24 songs that are titled with misspellings of the Ghostbusters name: Ghost Boston, Ghost Bologna, Ghosterboster, Ghostabusta, etc, listening to Joel rant on about going to the spaghetti shop to buy “spooky spaghetti” and wondering what has become of your life.
For people who felt the music of Wesley Willis was too ponderous.