Any self-respecting child of the ’80s remembers Rick Moranis, the dorky, bespectacled actor, as Ghost Busters’ “Keymaster,” Space Balls’ Darth Vader parody “Dark Helmet,” Seymour in the film adaptation of Little Shop Of Horrors, and in his defining role as a misguided inventor in Honey I Shrunk The Kids. Now, though, we can add more two titles to the man’s resume: country musician and Grammy nominee (no, he didn’t win). The Agoraphobic Cowboy features humorous country music with titles like “Nine More Gallons” and “It’s The Champaign Talkin’,” delivered deadpan, William-Shatner style. Moranis recently performed a song from the record on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” to baffled audience response. Released without fanfare, the LP received a Grammy nomination for comedy album and a distribution deal with Warner.
I can’t wait till Christopher Walken releases Original Gangsta Vol. II: The Biggie Duets.