The Salt Lake Tribune
December 27, 2005
Section D: Utah Living; Page 1
Utah culture lampooned in Lund's CD
Looking for something to buy with that Christmas gift certificate? Need a gag gift for an upcoming birthday? Robert Lund, Utah's king of the song parody, has a new CD, "Workin' the Glory," with a batch of Mormon-themed ditties set to the melodies of popular tunes.
Among them is a spoof of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," including the lyrics, "on my seventh Utah Christmas, my true love gave to me: seven singing Osmonds, six kids and counting, five Tom Green wiiiiiiives, forbidden love, 3.2 beer, two years in Brazil and a single political party."
Other songs include "I Love Casserole" (sung to Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"), "Livin' in Provo, Utah," (sung to Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca") and "Jell-O" (sung to Coldplay's "Yellow").
The lyrics plow such familiar comic ground as bland Mormon food and "Oh My Heck!" jokes. But give Lund credit for some clever lines: