Late last year, former Home Alone child star Macaulay Culkin made an unexpected return to relevancy via his pizza-themed Velvet Underground parody group the Pizza Underground. The project is becoming less like a joke and more like a full-blown band, since they are now getting their first physical release.
The Pizza Underground's initial demo recording, which they posted on Bandcamp back in December, has been pressed on cassette and is available now from Bitter Melody Records. These are available in "cheesy yellow" or "pizza sauce red" varieties, the former of which is primarily reserved for touring. The tapes come with a download card (although the digital file is already free on Bandcamp).
The demo in question is a nine-minute medley that was recorded at Culkin's house on November 11. It features a number of songs by the Velvets or Lou Reed's solo works, which have all been rewritten with lyrics about pizza. The songs here are "Papa John Says," "I'm Beginning to Eat the Slice, "Pizza," "I'm Waiting for Delivery Man," "Cheese Days," "Pizza Day," "All the Pizza Parties," "Pizza Gal" and "Take a Bite of the Wild Slice."
The tape is available to buy here.
This follows a music video and a short documentary.
Meanwhile, the band are touring North America in the coming weeks.