Chevy Chase: Chevy Chase

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ImageMusical parodies of such artists as Randy Newman, the Beatles, Bob Marley and Barry White dominate this debut from ex-Saturday Night Live luminary Chevy Chase. The set contains fewer hits than misses, and several of the tracks (e.g. “Nat’l Anthem,” “Let It Be”) constitute nothing more than dragged-out five-second jokes. Still, there are a few gems here. “I Shot the Sheriff,” which finds the singer also shooting his elbow and stabbing a guava, offers a funny look at reggae and its attendant culture. While a goof on a goof might seem difficult to pull off, Chase’s answer to Randy Newman’s “Short People” offers one inspired line after another, not to mention a deft vocal imitation.

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