SCOT LYN YARD – “THE HOTTEST THING ON EARTH” (19??)
This one’s been burning in my collection for years, and I haven’t had the heart to spring it on anybody until now.
Are you familiar with Lil’ Markie? The strange and awfully-coiffed fat man who sings banal Christian inspirational songs in the voice of a helium-soaked infant? Well, now there’s Scot Lyn Yard, the hair metal band that pulls the same trick, although, sadly without the Christianity.
Now, to be fair, I’m not sure if this one’s a hoax or not, but if it is, it’s certainly one of the weirdest and most well-executed ones I’ve ever heard. If it is a hoax, then someone somehow isolated the vocal track and sped it up mightily while leaving the instrument tracks alone — and this CD-R of a cassette rip was handed to me in 1998, before audio editing software was so easily obtainable by anyone with access to a file-sharing network. Something tells me, though, that this is not a hoax, since the person who gave this one to me is the same person who introduced me to the work of both Von LMO and Maskull, two definite non-hoaxes.
Unfortunately, when I tossed all my CDs in favor of going completely MP3 several years ago, I got rid of the artwork cover scan that went along with this music. I thought the above picture to be somewhat appropriate as a replacement. If you’ve got any info whatsoever on this one, lemme know.