Shallow Gravy “Jacket” Single Collection – Review
What can you say about a CD Single that contains five different versions of Shallow Gravy’s one-and-only song besides “fucking awesome”? Turns out, a whole lot.
When I saw the group perform the song “Jacket” on season 4’s finale Operation P.R.O.M. I never had any thoughts on the group consisting of Dermott Fictel, Hank Venture, and H.E.L.P.eR. would ever become a ‘thing’, which I’m glad it did.
Recently, Cartoon Network aired the 15-minute Spinal Tap-esque mockumentary titled From the Ladle to the Grave that explored the group’s origins and also gave us fans a taste of what we can expect in the show’s fifth season.
After the episode aired, I ran to iTunes to check if the single was available for download (which I was certain would be one of the best $0.99 ever spent through my iPhone), not only did they have the regular track that we all heard on the show, but they also had a whole CD single full of remixes that any Venture Bros. fan would be remiss to not buy.
There are five songs on the album:
Picking this collection of the same song all comes down to how big of a fan of The Venture Bros. you consider yourself. If you see yourself as the kind of guy who would actually get a “HENCH4LYFE” tattoo or get the inside jokes that Jason Publick and Doc Hammer throw around concerning aging ‘heroin chic’ rock stars then this is a purchase you must make.
All others should really just pick up the single edit or the live track and call it a day.