By Brett Essler
About one minute into "SuperHeavy" — the opening track from SuperHeavy , by, you guessed it, SuperHeavy — Mick Jagger warns the listener: "you better watch your step and keep your distance." Presumably, Jagger delivers this line to evoke the menace of "Sympathy for the Devil" or any number of dark protagonists from the Rolling Stones pre-irony glory years. That Jagger has been a self-parody for the better part of the last 30 years is a given, but here — amidst the migraine-inducing clatter of Bollywood techno-toasting and white soul wailing — Jagger sounds more like a parody of Jemaine Clement aping Jagger. Had "SuperHeavy" not dragged on for an excruciating five minutes, it might have made a funny set piece for Flight of the Conchords .
The second track is "Unbelievable." My mind starts to wander almost immediately, and I start thinking about EMF's "Unbelievable" from 1991. I recently learned (via one of those addictive VH-1 one-hit wonder shows) that the band sampled Andrew Dice Clay for the catchy "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh" part. Never knew that.