Greatest Mistake (John Oates, Jaime Cullen, Paula Frazer) 17. Outro Yes, they asked Tim Meadows to do The Ladies’ Man on their album.
Dan talked up “The World’s Gone Mad” to Rolling Stone last month: “We have Del tha Funkee Homosapien putting it down for the hip-hop and Barrington Levy holding it down for reggae and Alex from Franz Ferdinand doing the rock thing.
If there is anything negative to say about this track, it would be that it does run a bit too long.3.
ARE YOU DOWN WITH IT (FEAT MIKE PATTON)Less reminiscent of the work of Lovage (a group made up of Faith No More's Mike Patton, The Automator, and Jennifer Charles from Elysian Fields) and more so of the man's solo work (with a bit of Faith No More tossed in for good measure). THE WORLD'S GONE MAD (FEAT BARRINGTON LEVY, DEL THA FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN, & ALEX KAPRANOS)And the Handsome Boy players continue to draw from the well: “The World's Gone Mad” sounds like an Automator-helmed Gorillaz song that was never actually recorded, as it could have fit into their catalog right around the time Dan was dropped from the group by Blur's Damon Albarn in favor of Danger Mouse.
Five years on, the provocatively titled White People, Handsome Boy Modeling School's follow-up, found a home on Elektra Records.
I'm still at a loss as to why De La never tried to get Prince Paul to even contribute a single track to any of their recent albums.At least, that's how I rationalize Tim Meadows reprising his Saturday Night Live character Leon Phelps (The Ladies Man) throughout the album, beginning with this skit.This interlude also features an impressive Jay-Z impersonation and a less convincing imitation of The Rza, neither of which comes from Meadows.Also, I'm a fan of Franz Ferdinand, so I was glad to see Alex Kapranos make an appearance, even though it seems as if he hardly did anything.5.DATING GAME (FEAT HINES BUCHANAN, NEELAM, & TIM MEADOWS)As I mentioned above, White People abandons the “modeling school” concept almost entirely, in favor of frank (and goofy) discussions about relationships with the opposite sex.
My understanding is that this was an already-existing Jack Johnson track reconfigured for Dan and Paul's personal use, but thanks to their meddling, this is the only song in the man's back catalog that I will listen to willingly. IT'S LIKE THAT (FEAT CASUAL) / I AM COMPLETE (FEAT TIM MEADOWS)Casual, of the Hieroglyphics collective, is an acquired taste.