Recording information: Big Fish, Encinitas, CA (01/2009); Departure Studios (01/2009); Rosalind Road Studios (01/2009).
Polarizing comedian Rob Schneider finally released his debut album in 2010 because "I wanted to wait till there was no money in the music biz!" That's what the SNL alum tweeted as the album neared release, but the liner notes admit that the original label backed out of the deal over "Yoko and Julian," a track that's the definite sick, mean, silly, dumb, offensive, and politically incorrect highlight of this sick, mean, silly, dumb, offensive, and politically incorrect album. Think of buddy Adam Sandler's early efforts and you've got the structure of Registered Offender as it contains mostly skits with the occasional musical number. The best of the latter is "Graduation Speech," a delightfully dickish parody of Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" ("Call your parents, especially when you need money/You'll miss them when they're gone, especially their money"). As to whether or not the rest is funny, you either avoided Deuce Bigelow: American Gigolo like the plague or you saw it more than once. Latter folks will laugh hard at all the extended fart jokes, nasty sex references, and over-the-top stereotypes that fill the album. They only need to be warned that this is just as decidedly sloppy as Sandler's early works, feeling less like a traditional comedy album and more like hanging out with the guy. ~ David Jeffries