Page the Village Idiot

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Page the Village Idiot
Page the village idiot Underwater.jpg
PTVI photographed by Dawn Rosa Cole in 2007
Background information
Born (1966-12-21) December 21, 1966 (age 47)

Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S.
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Genres Musical satire
Instruments Vocals, guitar, ukulele, Roland 303, bass pedals
Years active 1998–present

Page the Village Idiot (born 1966) is a Phoenix, Arizona singer-songwriter and satirist. He has released three[1] studio albums[2] and one live compilation. His music industry-critical pop music parody, “This Song Sucks,” was nominated by Red Peters for Song of the Year 2007.[3] PTVI’s “Dead Rockstars” has been featured on the Dr. Demento Show.[4]

Notable for his satire of Phoenix-area political figures (Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio) and social issues (methamphetamine addiction, racism, and consumerism), PTVI also targets pop culture personalities (Nancy Kerrigan), international figures (Osama Bin Laden) and various subcultural phenomena (teenage plastic surgery, the Kiss Army).

A one-man act, Page the Village Idiot uses guitar, ukulele, a Roland MC-303 and bass pedals to parody diverse musical styles, including rockabilly, blues, electronica, industrial, punk, hip hop, metal, pop and folk.

"Incongruent"-ly,[5] Page the Village Idiot holds a B.A. (English) from Arizona State University and an M.S. (Information Science) from the University of Arizona.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

Tales Told by an Idiot
  • Released: 2000 (U.S.)
  • Notes: Debut Album
  • Tracks:
1 Hasbeen
2 Tweeky Pete
3 Three Teeth
4 Laminate Pass
5 Nancy Kerrigan
6 Westside Girls
7 The Scottsdale Scene
8 Mrs. Fashion Mag
9 Teenage Plastic Surgery
10 Trying to Be Interesting
11 Johnny Sportsbar
12 Dead Rockstars
13 Joe R' Piehole
It's No Fun Being One Dimensional
  • Released: 2005 (U.S.)
  • Tracks:
1 Not So Fresh!
2 Dead Rockstars (now With More Dead People!)
3 This Song Sucks!
4 Anal Beads and Things!
5 Music Bizness?!
6 Hey, Bin Laden!
7 Homeless People Smell
8 Drive Myself to Drink!
9 My Car's On E!
10 Hawaiian Beads and Tings!
11 I Love Jack!
12 Hey, All You Lesbians!
13 Everybody Makes More Money Than Me!
  • Released: 2012 (U.S.)
  • Notes: Self-recorded and produced
  • Tracks:
1 Panhandler's Song
2 Margo Kidder
3 Margo (slight return)
4 You Gotta Share..
5 Fanny Pack Fever
6 Clearly
7 Jan Brewer
8 Panhandler's Bosa Nova
9 You Don't Like My Hip Hop
10 The One Legger
11 Boobless
12 You Don't Suck At All!
13 Substance is a Bore
14 Stupid Fawking White Man
15 The Crappiest funk Band in Town
16 Kiss Kasketts
17 Cheese!
18 Generalityland
19 Love Theme from PTVI
20 Return of the Panhandler
21 Queef Control

Live Compilation[edit]

Page the Village Idiot: Live Bootlegs
  • Released: December 31, 2007 (U.S.)


Sound in a Vacuum: Volume 2

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Fossum, Melissa. "Dr. Demento-Approved Page the Village Idiot Brings Parody Rock to The Valley." (Phoenix New Times, March 29, 2012)
  2. ^ [2] Dominic, Serene. "Page the Village Idiot." (Phoenix New Times, November 10, 2005)
  3. ^ [3]"The Red Peters Comedy Music Hour - Show #38" The Official Red Peters Website
  4. ^ [4] Barton, Leslie. "It Takes a Village Idiot" (Phoenix New Times, January 25, 2007)
  5. ^ [5] Kelley, Brendan Joel. "Fool's Gold" (Phoenix New Times, July 6, 2006)
  6. ^ [6] Kelley, Brendan Joel. "Fool's Gold" (Phoenix New Times, July 6, 2006)