"Face Down, Ass Up" (SFO/The Right Stuff; 2000)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

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The Diceman is back and doing what he does best: Offending as many people as possible over the course of a 70-minute CD.

Here, in his first album of new material in years, (recorded live at the Roxy in Hollywood) Andrew Dice Clay goes after Asians, Y2K, the female anatomy, marriage, office romance and lots more. He insults every ethnic group, every minority, most religions and especially women. He does what Dice always does - he steps out on stage and opens his flamethrower mouth, burning everything in his path. What else would you expect from a CD with tracks such as "Midgets 2000," Flat Ass/Fat Ass" and "Banana Nose?"

Is it funny? If you're a fan of Dice's past work, then there's no doubt you'll laugh your head off as you listen to "Face Down, Ass Up" (which is the CDs title as well as the chorus of a rap tune included featuring Snoop Dogg). If you're not a fan of Clay's work, you'll likely find the CD simply offensive, stupid and utterly pointless - although the Diceman might squeeze a reluctant laugh out of even you every now and then.

This is one of those CDs that you will either love or hate. If it does nothing else, it proves this: The Diceman still cometh.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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