Chef Aid: The South Park Album

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Chef Aid: The South Park Album
Soundtrack album / compilation album by various artists
Released November 24, 1998
Genre Comedy rock, alternative rock, funk, heavy metal, hip hop, alternative metal, punk rock
Length 76:42
Label Columbia
Producer Rick Rubin (exec.), Matt Stone (exec.), Trey Parker (exec.)
South Park album chronology
Chef Aid: The South Park Album
(1998)
Bigger, Longer & Uncut
(1999)
Singles from Chef Aid: The South Park Album
  1. "Chocolate Salty Balls"
    Released: December 1, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]
The Austin Chronicle 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[5]

Chef Aid: The South Park Album is a 1998 soundtrack/compilation album based on the American animated comedy series South Park. Several well-known artists perform on the record, which was mainly produced by Rick Rubin. Chef Aid contains a number of songs from and inspired by the show, while other songs are largely independent from South Park. The album was released during the show's second season, shortly after the broadcast of the episode called "Chef Aid", which features many of the stars and songs that appear on the recording. Soul singer Isaac Hayes appears in character as Chef throughout the album, which mimicks a live concert.

Chef Aid: The South Park Album was made available with two collectible covers and in three different versions — "Clean", "Explicit", and "Extreme". The Explicit version contains profanities (including "fuck") and carries a Parental Advisory sticker, but it is still censored, even for lesser profanities, such as "goose shit". The Extreme version is completely uncensored.

Songs and concept[edit]

There are a variety of different kinds of songs that appear on Chef Aid: The South Park. These include songs featured in the series, and sung by South Park characters or various artists. Other songs have been inspired by the series, with some written by the song's performer artist. The remainder of the songs are largely unrelated to South Park, although some of them have appeared on the corresponding "Chef Aid" episode.

Many of the South Park-related tracks on the album were written by show co-creator Trey Parker, and are extended versions of original songs from the series. A large portion of these, such as "Chocolate Salty Balls", are sung by soul singer Isaac Hayes, in character as Chef, the school cafeteria worker who often breaks into soul songs on the show. Other characters that appear on the record include the main boys—Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny—, as well as Ned Gerblansky. As on the show, the characters are voiced by the two creators; Stan, Cartman and Ned are voiced by Trey Parker, whereas Kyle and Kenny are voiced by Matt Stone.

The album is presented as a live concert. Chef performs most of the show's original songs, and also sings some lines on most of the other tracks, as well as acting as announcer between songs.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performed by Length
1. "South Park Theme"   Primus Primus 0:40
2. "Nowhere to Run"   The Crystal Method, Jack Blades, DMX, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ozzy Osbourne, Rick Rubin & John Eaton Ozzy Osbourne, DMX & Ol' Dirty Bastard; music by The Crystal Method with Fuzzbubble 4:40
3. "Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)"   Trey Parker Isaac Hayes as "Chef" 3:55
4. "Brad Logan"   Tim Armstrong Rancid 2:16
5. "Come Sail Away" (by Styx) Dennis DeYoung "Eric Cartman" 5:12
6. "Kenny's Dead"   Master P & C. Mayfield ("Freddie's Dead") Master P 3:24
7. "Simultaneous"   Trey Parker Isaac Hayes as "Chef" 3:17
8. "Will They Die 4 You"   M. Betha, R. Lawrence, S. Combs, K. Jones & S. Taylor; music written by System of a Down Mase, Puffy, Lil' Kim & System of a Down 3:52
9. "Hot Lava"   Trey Parker Perry Farrell & DVDA; featuring DJ Nu-Mark 3:50
10. "Bubblegoose"   Wyclef Jean & Salaam Remi Wyclef Jean featuring "Stan", "Kyle", "Cartman" & "Kenny" 2:52
11. "No Substitute"   Trey Parker & Bruce Howell Isaac Hayes as "Chef" 4:47
12. "Wake Up Wendy"   Elton John, Bernie Taupin Elton John 5:58
13. "Horny"   Mousse T. & Errol Rennalls Mousse T. vs. Hot 'n' Juicy 3:31
14. "Huboon Stomp"   Robert Casale & Gerald V. Casale Devo 3:21
15. "Love Gravy"   Trey Parker Rick James & Ike Turner 4:01
16. "Feel Like Makin' Love" (by Bad Company) Paul Rodgers & Mick Ralphs "Ned Gerblansky" 3:26
17. "The Rainbow"   Ween Ween 2:45
18. "Tonight Is Right for Love (with Meredith Baxter-Birney)"   Trey Parker Isaac Hayes as "Chef" & Meat Loaf 3:03
19. "It's a Rockin' World"   Joe Strummer Joe Strummer; featuring Flea, Tom Morello, D. J. Bonebrake, Benmont Tench & Nick Hexum 2:31
20. "Mephisto and Kevin"   Primus & Trey Parker Primus 5:18
21. "Mentally Dull" (Think Tank Remix) Wayne Simms & David Googe Vitro; featuring the cast of South Park 3:45[6]
22. "Kyle's Mom Is a Big Fat Bitch" (hidden track) Trey Parker[7] "Eric Cartman" 0:48 [6]

Episode reference[edit]

Song Episode
3. "Chocolate Salty Balls" Season 2, Episode 9, "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls"
5. "Come Sail Away" Season 2, Episode 2, "Cartman's Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut"
7. "Simultaneous" Season 2, Episode 8, "Summer Sucks"
9. "Hot Lava" Season 1, Episode 3, "Volcano"
11. "No Substitute" Season 1, Episode 2, "Weight Gain 4000"
Season 1, Episode 11, "Tom's Rhinoplasty"
12. "Wake Up Wendy" Season 2, Episode 14, "Chef Aid"
15. "Love Gravy" Season 1, Episode 1, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe"
18. "Tonight Is Right for Love" Season 1, Episode 5, "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig"
22. "Kyle's Mom Is a Big Fat Bitch" Season 1, Episode 9, "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo"

Singles[edit]

CD1
  1. "Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)" - Performed By Chef
  2. "Oh Holy Night" (Snippet) - Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem" (Snippet) - Performed By Ned Gerblanksy
CD2
  1. "Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You)" - Performed By Chef
  2. "Come Sail Away" - Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Mentally Dull" (Think Tank Remix) - Performed By Vitro
  • "Kenny's Dead"[8]
  1. "Kenny's Dead" - Performed By Master P
  2. "Come Sail Away" - Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Tonight Is Right For Love" - Performed By Chef and Meat Loaf
  • "Simultaneous"[9]
CD1
  1. "Simultaneous" - Performed By Chef
  2. "Kyle's Mom's A Big Fat Bitch" (In D Minor) - Performed By Eric Cartman
CD2
  1. "Simultaneous" - Performed By Chef
  2. "Cheesy Poofs" (Theme) - Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "Come Sail Away" - Performed By Eric Cartman
  4. "My Best Friends" (Snippet) - Performed By Eric Cartman
  5. "Stinky Britches" (Snippet) - Performed By Chef
  • "Bubblegoose"
  1. "Bubblegoose" (Remix) - Performed By Wyclef Jean, Cartman, Kenny, Stan & Kyle
  2. "Come Sail Away" - Performed By Eric Cartman
  3. "No Substitute" - Performed By Chef
  • "Nowhere To Run"[10]
  1. "Nowhere To Run" (Vapour Trail) - Performed By Ozzy Osbourne & DMX
  2. "Will They Die 4 You?" - Performed By P Diddy & Lil' Kim & System Of A Down

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 1
Canadian Albums Chart 14
UK Albums Chart 3
US Billboard 200 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gallucci, Michael. "Chef Aid: The South Park Album". Allmusic. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 22, 1999). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Lieck, Ken (November 27, 1998). "Record Reviews: Chef Aid: The South Park Album". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ Browne, David (January 8, 1999). "Chef Aid: The South Park Album Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gundersen, Edna (December 1, 1998). "112 checks in with friends 'South Park' album flush with bathroom humor". USA Today. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Chef Aid: The South Park Album by Various Artists". iTunes. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut – Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture (CD liner). Various artists. Atlantic Records. 1999. 
  8. ^ "Kenny'S Dead: Master P: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Simultaneous: Chef (AKA Isaac Hayes): Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  10. ^ "South Park Chef Aid - Nowhere To Run (Vapour Trail) UK Promo 5" CD SINGLE (469248)". Eil.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
Preceded by
The Best of 1980-1990 by U2
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
December 7, 1998 - December 13, 1998
Succeeded by
Highlights from The Main Event
by Olivia Newton-John, John Farnham and Anthony Warlow