At a time when substance is eschewed for entertainment, Roadside Attraction works to embrace both. When people are wrapped up in their comfort zones of stress, depression, and anxiety, Roadside Attraction works to bring them back to a more true reality. A reality where none of the little problems matter in the big picture, and there's always someone more screwed up than you are. In short… Life just isn't that bad, and it certainly isn't that serious.
Roadside Attraction's music is driven by a respect for tradition and a love for innovation learned from Walt Disney. They also draw influence from the songwriting strength of Aerosmith, and the versatility and sexual imagery of Prince. When listening you can even see the vibrant colors and skewed world of a classic Warner Brothers cartoon or a Robin Williams concert.
Their CD, "I Know I Shouldn't Say This, But..." encompasses leader, Phil Johnson's thoughts on life as much as his lighthearted comical personality. In their first full-on comedy CD, Roadside Attraction says all the things you wish you could say to others, but can't.
In "LCW" Phil skewers everyone's cheating ex with all the things that should have been said to them at the time. "Asshole" (listen) puts voice to the frustration that everyone has with their inept and annoying co-workers. "Horizontal Tango" lampoons the popular women's fantasy of the dark exotic stranger by showing him for what he really is.
Roadside Attraction puts forth that reality is at its most real when you're happy and enjoying life. That stress and anxiety is just a façade that we're allowed to drop when we're being ourselves in a daydream, on the dance floor or, for Roadside Attraction, on the stage. Laugh off the sad things and your whole life can be just as happy as Roadside Attraction.
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