You knew it would happen eventually — someone would take Beck’s Midnite Vultures way too seriously. Mickey Avalon sounds like that guy, but his fascination with the drug- and nightlife-addicted Hollywood riffraff runs far more deep and lewd.
And why shouldn’t it? The guy is an admitted graduate of the hand-job-for-heroin program at Street Hustler University, and his life story makes Hunter S. Thompson look like John Edwards.
Avalon’s salvation arrived in the form of an Interscope record deal that exposed his too-hot-for-TV party raps to the Beastie Boys nation. Cheer up, Mickey. We’re the junkies now.
“Jane Fonda” by Mickey Avalon: