A novelty 45 titled after my very favorite doughnut from Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnut? Why yes, I will impulse-buy that.
Performed by the band Poison Idea, “Triple Chocolate Penetration” is a crunchy metal song with vocals that sound like they were run through some exaggerated demon filter. I don’t think we’re meant to take it too seriously, or rather, we’re meant to take it as seriously as we might love a devil’s food cake doughnut covered in chocolate frosting and cocoa puffs.
Which is to say, I find it ridiculous and awesome.
Voodoo Doughnut began their “Doughnut-Record-of-The-Month Club” in February 2014, where listeners can purchase the doughnut-themed singles in their stores or online for $9.99, or they can subscribe for the whole year at $99.99. It’s a fun idea that also gets more ears listening to the bands. Would I have otherwise paid any attention to Poison Idea, especially since I don’t live in Portland? I doubt it. Metal, apart from Danzig, is not my usual neck of the musical woods. I haven’t heard any of the other singles from Voodoo Doughnut Recordings, but they are supposed to vary in genre.
The B-side is called “Hypnotic,” a song I couldn’t find on YouTube, but I do find it funny that Poison Idea has an album called Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes (why yes, we can be), and in true punk fashion, it’s a 12-song album that’s only 22 minutes long. “Triple Chocolate Penetration,” at almost five minutes alone, must feel like an eternity by comparison.
I love that the single is pressed to chocolate brown vinyl and that the sleeve, of course, is the same pink as the boxes of doughnuts. Each one is numbered — I have 271/1000 — and offers a free download code. The magic is indeed in the hole.
Are there any novelty/comedy singles that you just couldn’t resist? What’s your favorite music-related impulse-buy? Are you like me, and now you really want to eat a doughnut or two? Give a shout in the comments.