Thursday, December 13, 2007

This is Kosher Club!

WFMU's "Beware of the Blog" loves to dig up musical treasures that probably should have stayed buried. This week they share four tracks from the Rhino Records "This Is Kosher Club!" record;
  • Gefilte Joe and the Fish - Fairfax Avenue
  • Oy George - Be True to Your Shul
  • Georgie Girl - Yes I Really Want to Hurt You
  • The Screaming Faloshes - Rasta Jew
Here's how WFMU describes Kosher Club....
"This is Kosher Club, an EP of novelty Jewish songs that Rhino Records put out near the end of their indie-novelty label silliness in 1984. ... We have it, and while it's, in my opinion, not the best of Rhino's novelty output ... it's still a good laugh and it's some solid, well-done music. Something of note is that "Be True to Your Shul" is actually a remake of a version heard on 1978's The Rhino Royale. It's not any better than the original, so if you don't have that platter, don't bother looking for it, even though it did come pressed on red, white and blue vinyl! Also know that Gefilte Joe and the Fish had songs on various other Rhino novelty discs, and that they were fronted by Rhino's real-life co-founder, Richard Foos. They briefly changed their name to the Yiddish People during the disco craze and bastardized "Macho Man" into "Matzoh Man"-- genius!"
Hat Tip to Daniel for emailing me about this one. Thanks Daniel!

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