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Pleading the First: Songs My Mother Hates

by Eric Schwartz

Zappa meets Lehrer Meets Weird Al Meets topics like Bill Clinton, Matthew Shepherd, the Peanuts and Weed.
Genre: Folk: Political
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Who Da Bitch Now?
2:14 $0.99
2. Dirty Laundry List
0:48 $0.99
3. Trust Fund Blues
3:17 $0.99
4. Charliesomething
2:43 $0.99
5. Taco Bill's Cannon
3:31 $0.99
6. B.J. (Bad Joke)
1:12 $0.99
7. President Schwartz
2:37 $0.99
8. Monica's Mouth
2:18 $0.99
9. The Pancake Song
1:53 $0.99
10. Come Out of the Closet
4:22 $0.99
11. Hey, Weren't You Gay?
2:18 $0.99
12. Crotchless Musings
0:57 $0.99
13. Stoned People
2:14 $0.99
14. I Swear, She Said She Was 18
4:13 $0.99
15. Telemarket Trailer-Park-It Trash
3:09 $0.99
16. Houston, We Have A Problem (Shaving off my muff for you)
3:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Zappa meets Lehrer Meets Weird Al Meets topics like Bill Clinton, Matthew Shepherd, the Peanuts and Weed.

Pleading the First is Eric's attempt to be rid once and for all of these horrible songs that just won't die.

Wonderfully offensive songs.

You'll cringe. And you'll laugh.



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Becca from Chicago

Excellent material, very lighthearted and irreverent. I actually played this CD for my own mother and she loved it...spent the remainder of a happy weekend singing "these are things that stoned people do" with me. Highly recommend to people of all ages who have well developed senses of humor!!! :)


"Wicket" funny (in the Boston sense of the word)
I had the pleasure of witnessing the live recording of this CD last year. My sides hurt so badly by the end of the night, I thought there was permanent damage. And there was, I guess. Now every time I think of Matthew Shepard, Eric's damn happy-jazz tune buzzes through my head. It only takes one listen to be hooked. In this CD, Eric's raw genius shines through -- in a Hannibal Lechter sort of way. Bravo!


Laugh until it hurts!!!
I never heard of "Red" until this album. I wore out my finger rewinding the CD because I was laughing so hard I could not hear it!!! I laughed until my son thought I was going to be sick!! Excellent albumn, loved the slick reversing cover, too! I like the catchy tunes, you find yourself humming the tunes to the most inappropiate songs at work, just be careful you don't start singing the lyrics, or you might be out of a job!!! Can't wait to hear more from this talented young man.

Anna T

X3 I love it!!!
This album is fantastic!!! My favorite so far is number 10: "Come Out of the Closet". I know plenty of people that song applies to. "Stoned People" reminds me of most of my's all true!!!

Matt Hawes

Very funny!
I found the CD to be very funny and entertaining. Eric Schwartz is a talented singer/songwriter and I hope to hear more of his novelty songs in the future!


You twisted bastard...
I looked at the title of this CD and I thought, "If his mother hates it, mine'll have a heart attack" - and I bought it. After speedy delivery all the way to Australia (I was most impressed), I promptly went and bought another few albums. I'm eagerly awaiting those ones.

It's a really good thing CDs don't wear out like vinyl does, because I haven't stopped playing it. And much to the horror of my aforementioned mother, even when I visit her I have found myself bursting out at random with things like, "My ex-friend Katie lent me her Epilady, and I found out how loud I could SCREEEEAM!" It's a little more difficult to explain, though, when I sing the chorus of "Telemarket Trailer-Park-It Trash"...

Lova ya, Eric, you twisted individual!

Greg Tremblay

Clever irreverence!
I will never look at Charlie Brown the same way again. I had always suspected but now I know!

Doctor Demento

One of the best albums of 2000!
Eric "Red" Schwartz, who has an album that's a teeny bit more political, has some funny crowd-pleasers in it, like "Stoned People"

--[singing] "These are things that stoned people do"--and one that imagines the Peanuts characters as grownups, called "Charliesomething." That's real fine.

His album is called Pleading The First.

Gina Rosset Smith

Pleading the First-Songs My Mother Hates
Eric,sweetie,this time you sent me over the edge!You are the first artist/pleasantly-warped,self-proclaimed woman in a man's body I 'm rating 5 stars!Hit yourself over the head a few more times & write us some more "Religious Materials"Smooch,kiss-kiss,& give yourself a noogie,baby!I need a DVD of your sickness/work to scratch my itch,you contagious F---!xxoo,Gina Gayle

Adam R. - now in the Bible Belt

Wut a sic Bastid!
The only thing more offensive than listening to this CD was seeing my name listed in the credits!!! Eric, you sick puppy, you are still my idol! And to think that my Grandmother said, "Eric Schwartz, he sounds like such a nice Jewish boy" ... Hugs, Adam (now in VA)
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