Gourmet Dinner

I had to look it up in the Urban Dictionary: a ‘road pizza’ is ‘a dead animal in the road. The result of getting hit by a car or truck, flattened out red and resembling pizza’. I also had to look up Vinnie Spit, who recorded Road Pizza (FF 1988 #32), an NTS 12 inch celebration of ‘dead squirrel, dead cat’ which seemed to delight JP (‘I would probably have voted for that one myself’). I found this:

Playing over thirty instruments, Vinnie SPIT creates and records all his music himself. He employs the help of his wife, Mistress Jacqueline, and others to help him hammer out his sophisticated arrangments live. His live demeanor can best be described as a cross between a male stripper and a game show host. Mr. SPIT incorporates combinations of music, poetry, short stories, contests, choreographed dancing, audience participation, along with a variety of stage antics into what is now being called a Burlesque show for the new millenium.
On record, his musical styles run the gamut. From beat steady industrial anthems to powerful cyber-punk jaunts to big band swing tunes to full-blown orchestral pieces, Vinnie SPIT displays an amazing flair for composition. His use of verbal soundbites from radio, television, and film mixed with his own dynamic vocals carriage the listener from serious reflection to hysterical laughter….His LP, “You Would if You Loved Me”, was nominated for best LP for 1989 by WMMR radio in Philadelphia and Big Shout Magazine. He was proclaimed a local hero by The University of Delaware newspaper and has charted on almost every college station in the country. [from here]

So now you know. Never a shrinking violet, Mr. Spit has a predilection for titles to the extreme left of Frank Zappa: to name but a few, If I Ever Meet God I’m Gonna Punch Him In The Face, White Man’s Balls, My Finger Has Been More Places Than My Hand, Snot Rag, and the compassionate, sensitive Shake Your Ass ‘Till A Turd Flies Out are the more repeatable entries. Pizza itself is a thundering monster of a high speed car-driving song with shades of Zodiac Mindwarp (remember him?). Vinnie, who now lives in North Hollywood, apparently formed the band in 1985 and started by touring Philadelphia with his act, moving on to his first LP Thrust and Disgust (1986). Though he records all his own music, artists like Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys have also appeared on his albums. Make friends with him on his MySpace.

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