Retaliation (Dane Cook album)

Retaliation is the second album by American comedian Dane Cook. It was released on July 26, 2005 by Comedy Central Records.

Retaliation
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Live album by
ReleasedJuly 26, 2005
Recorded2004
GenreComedy
Length
  • 52:12 (Disc One)
  • 51:16 (Disc Two)
  • 103:28 (Total)
LabelComedy Central Records
ProducerBrian Volk-Weiss
Dane Cook
Jack Vaughn
Barry Katz
Dane Cook chronology
Harmful If Swallowed
(2003)
Retaliation
(2005)
Vicious Circle
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Okayplayer4/5 stars[2]

The CDs contain a concert done by Cook at The Comedy Connection in Boston, Massachusetts. The DVD contains Dane's appearances on Shorties Watchin' Shorties and Crank Yankers, Comedy Central's Denis Leary Roast and Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash. The Crank Yankers call Foreign Guy English Lessons is previously unreleased.

The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, which was the most successful comedy album debut since Steve Martin's A Wild and Crazy Guy in 1978[citation needed]. It went gold six days after its initial release and platinum on November 30, 2005. Retaliation achieved double platinum status on February 15, 2007.[3]

As of 2014, sales in the United States have exceeded 1,376,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[4]

Track listingEdit

Disc 1 – WantEdit

  1. "Intro / Riot" – 2:00
  2. "Struck by a Vehicle" – 3:33
  3. "Superbleeder" – 0:39
  4. "Legacy" – 1:15
  5. "Someone S#!t on the Coats" – 1:33
  6. "Abducted" – 2:54
  7. "Punkass / Are You Out of Your F!#kin' Mind?!" – 1:13
  8. "Driveway Intruder" – 1:15
  9. "Car Alarm" – 3:42
  10. "Heist / Monkey" – 4:38
  11. "BAMF" – 2:20
  12. "Dream House" – 3:59
  13. "At the Wall" – 10:44
  14. "The Chicken Sangwich the Heckler and the Kabbash" – 12:31

Disc 2 – NeedEdit

  1. "Intro / The Dane Train" – 0:53
  2. "Itchy Asshole" – 0:44
  3. "Superpowers" – 2:00
  4. "The Friend Nobody Likes" – 2:23
  5. "Obby" – 3:05
  6. "Creepy Guy @ Work" – 3:23
  7. "L-O-V-E" – 2:01
  8. "Turn On's Slash Turn Off's" – 1:47
  9. "Exaggerating GF / Bachelor" – 2:05
  10. "The Nothing Fight" – 6:06
  11. "Making Up" – 5:59
  12. "My Son Optimus Prime" – 1:53
  13. "One Night Stand / DJ Diddles" – 10:53
  14. "Where's the Handle?" – 3:49
  15. "Let's Do This, I'm a Cashew" – 4:11

DVD – HaveEdit

  1. Cook appearances on Shorties Watchin' Shorties
  2. Cook appearances on Crank Yankers
  3. Unedited Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash
  4. Unedited Comedy Central's Denis Leary Roast
  5. Tourgasm Teaser

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Gold[5] 50,000
USA 2× Platinum [3] 2,000,000

ControversyEdit

A 2007 article in Radar magazine about joke theft noted widespread internet discussion of the similarity between the bits "Struck by a Vehicle", "Itchy Asshole", and "My Son Optimus Prime" from Cook's 2005 album Retaliation and the bits "Guy on a Bike", "Itchy Asshole", and "Kid's Names" from comic Louis C.K.'s 2001 album Live in Houston.[6]

The term Karen from Cook's sketch "The Friend Nobody Likes" has become an internet meme which references stereotypes that are common to "basic white women"; the most notable is the stereotype that a Karen will demand to "speak with the manager" of a hypothetical service provider.[7] Further common stereotypes associated with the Karen pejorative include anti-vaccination beliefs, racism against black people, use of Facebook and a bob haircut with blonde highlights—pictures of Kate Gosselin during the airing of Kate Plus 8 were used in earlier memes about a "can-I-speak-to-your-manager haircut",[8] and continue to be used in Karen memes[7]—engagement in multi-level marketing schemes, and Facebook posts sharing trite motivational messages.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Okayplayer review".
  3. ^ a b [1]. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Comedy wins none of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards but all of the focus of this week's magazine issue | The Comic's Comic".
  5. ^ CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for February 2007. Retrieved July 25, 2007.
  6. ^ Getlen, Larry. "Take the Funny and Run", Radar magazine, February 14, 2007."Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2011-03-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ a b c Romano, Aja (5 February 2020). "Karen: The anti-vaxxer soccer mom with speak-to-the-manager hair, explained". Vox. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  8. ^ Dozier, Rob (21 August 2018). "Why Memes Making Fun of White People Demanding to 'Speak to the Manager!' Are So Popular Right Now". Slate. Retrieved 2020-04-21.