LEO - Louisville Eccentric Observer
March 20, 2002
Staffpicks: Because you gotta know about it
by Lauren Mosko
Everyone who has ever worked a 9-to5 office job must appreciate at least some scenes in the movie Office Space. It's brutally honest and irreverent, and it has a gansta-rap soundtrack.
Now imagine for a moment that Office Space was not a Twentieth Century Fox film but a Broadway musical. Then discover the new soundtrack for modern day cubicle life, Corporate Punks Amuck, by The Accountants - four middle-aged men who live and work in corporate America, right here in Louisville.
Whereas Peter Gibbons (AKA Ron Livingston) might think "Damn, It feels good to be a Gangsta," The Accountants Peter Duncan, Ben Graves, Pound and Sid Luscious are fed up and sounding off with tracks like Disgruntled, My American Dream, Drive Time, Email Junkie, and My PDA.
The sound ranges from Ramones to Beastie Boys and every arena-rock band in between, so there is never a dull moment. Despite the fact that these songs are absolutely tongue-in-cheek, the foursome really make good points about American values, the lack of ethics in big business, and the degeneration of the family unit.
The Accountants are already getting air time on WFPK-FM and WHAS-AM, and they're celebrating the release of their aforementioned disc during happy hour at Jillian's on Friday, March 22, at 6:30PM. The band is also doing an in-store at ear X-tacy on Saturday, March 23 at 4PM.
C'mon out and swap some water-cooler-horror stories.