The Lonely Island teased a huge drop yesterday on Twitter and at midnight and as today kicked off on the East Coast, the comedic group released their “visual poem” to something new and dear to their hearts, namely the experiences of the baseball duo known as The Bash Brothers in the late 80’s.
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) May 22, 2019
I was a huge baseball fan and happened to just be obsessed with the Oakland Athletics in the 80’s, so this all makes sense to me at first glance. Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire were both beasts naturally (lol) at the time, well before both of their careers were taken down by steroid abuse reports.
Seems ripe for a full experience from The Lonely Island, so the release on Netflix was a series of music videos — a full visual album ala Beyoncé Lemonade style — and the album is now available for streaming on Spotify as well.
Don’t skip this one, especially considering some of the special guests they have on hand:
“The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is a half-hour run of fake music videos, with Andy Samberg as Canseco and Akiva Schaffer as McGwire. The special also features a ton of guest stars, including HAIM, Sia, Jenny Slate, Maya Rudolph, Sterling K. Brown, and Stephanie Beatriz. There are a whole lot of songs about being rich ’80s douchebags, injecting tons of steroids, dating Madonna, “bench pressing bikini babes,” and running naked through a room full of life-sized Kathy Ireland cutouts. They’ve turned this whole thing into an actual album, on the streaming services and everything, and you can stream it below.” [Stereogum]