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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


SplitScreen Entertainment has announced “Whole Lotta Love” a new album that will feature all-new recordings of popular songs praising the fuller female figure, originally made famous by some of the biggest names in rock and pop music.

These anthems to abundance will be performed by renowned rock & rollers from yesterday and today, along with a select few rising stars. In direct opposition to the “no fat chicks” mantra espoused by some, “Whole Lotta Love” will be a star-studded celebration of large and lovely ladies.

Starting off the salute with a regal flourish is Queen’s arena rock classic “Fat Bottomed Girls,” sung by Phil Lewis of Hollywood warhorse L.A. Guns. A favorite song from his youth in the UK, Phil lends an appropriately British flair to this beloved ode to the amply endowed derriere.

The track was arranged and produced by Paul LaPlaca (Chris Caffrey, The Great Kat, Zandelle), who also contributes lead and rhythm guitar. Keeping the beat is drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot, TNT), with bass provided by Joey Bones and additional guitars by Robert Sadowski. A sample of the song is now available at the official “Whole Lotta Love” MySpace page here.

Additional artists and track listings will be announced as they are confirmed. “Whole Lotta Love: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks” is scheduled for an August 31, 2010 release and is now available for pre-order directly from SplitScreen Entertainment. The first 500 pre-orders will receive a free instant digital download of “Fat Bottomed Girls” and a surprise bonus item upon delivery of the album.


Source: http://www.queenonline.com/news/1725/

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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmmm.  As an album that's a bit weird-ish.  But okay.

Fat Bottomed Girls isn't all that celebratory.  Brian has said it's about groupies, and then followed that with something like "what is it about casual sex that makes us want to be (willing to be?) with somebody we wouldn't ever be with', or be interested in, or something like that.

I wonder what else would be on this album?  All I can think of is 'Whole Lotta Rosie', which is really not a nice song either, and Mika's 'Big Girl' which is a bit of a cheese fest.  Ha ha.  I accidentally said cheese fest.

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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

An "appropriately British twist" to FBG? Last time I checked, Queen was composed of four more-or-less British guys...

Whole Lotta Rosie immediately comes to mind for me as well, and no, it's not a "nice" song. There's also "You're the One for Me, Fattie" by Morrisey, and while the song itself is kinda sorta not exactly making fun of bigger ladies, the title alone is pretty blunt.

Just an odd concept for an album...


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Posted: 03 Jun 10, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Clip of the cover of FBG at the official MySpace Music page:

http://www.myspace.com/WholeLottaLoveTribute

And an interesting picture choice.  Looks like the theme of fat girls you wouldn't take home to mother will continue to be what most of these songs are about.

Somebody mentions a KISS song called 'Spit' in the comments.  I looked it up on YouTube.  Honestly, I can't believe a band has ever edured over time that had a higher differential between talent and success.

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Posted: 04 Jun 10, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perfect 10 - The Beautiful South
Big Bottom - Spinal Tap
She Was Skinny When I Met Her - Hayseed Dixie
Fat Girl (Thar She Blows) - Steel Panther

Not the greatest album concept, I'll agree...

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Posted: 05 Jun 10, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just took a few minutes to check out several songs that were mentioned that I wasn't familiar with. Uhhh.  What to say? Sure can be a cruel world for some.  Hard to know what the vibe of the finished product will be without knowing the rest of the tracks, but given what there seems to be to choose from it's hard to see who the target audience will be.

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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope they do a good job. Fat bottomed girls is one of my fave songs, i have one.

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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Three more samplers at the above link now.  Whole Lotta Rosie, as was expected, and, weirdly, 'Unskinny Bop' which has nothing to do with plus sized women.  Though I guess one could pretend it does, which they seem to have done.

FBG is still the best song on the list. 

(Sir GH may find the fact that I just corrected 'Unskinny Bop' above from 'Unskinny Bob' mildly amusing.  Had a great flash to Bret Michaels singing 'Unskinny Bob' with all the gusto the weight of a quart of lip gloss would allow.)