Dubbed as the punk intellectual who talks to the animals, Lazlo aka Dr. Dooalot is a self-proclaimed farmyard punk singer. From his base at his own zoo outside Budapest, it’s hard to find anyone with the same style or etiquette as Lazlo.
With his deep voice, opening song and title track I’m The Man sounds like Till Lindemann of Rammstein having a jolly sing and dance. Infact, it sounds like a drunk Till Lindemann telling everyone to get fucked up. It’s true, Lazlo’s lyrics are very silly at times but it’s what makes him so great – there’s no need for seriousness when you sing songs such as Rabbit Not A Man. There doesn’t seem to be any hidden meaning in these songs. This isn’t Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, no…it is literally a song about a rabbit. But what’s the problem there? Answer: there isn’t one. Why can’t all music be like this? It’s eccentric, it’s fun, it’s interesting but above all it’s fucking great.
There hasn’t been a good song about a female with the male genitalia since Goldie Lookin’ Chain’s smash hit Your Mother Has a Penis (infact, has there even been any other songs about chicks with dicks?) but Venus is just that. An acoustic folk song about Venus, Lazlo’s girl with a penis. To a lot of people, music is seen as an art form and should that be true, Lazlo is the Banksy of music – tongue in cheek while sticking his middle finger up to society. And again, there’s no problem with that. If anything, there’s a problem with there being not enough Lazlo’s in the world.
Lazlo is comical, but his songs do actually deal with serious subjects – I Will Eat tackles capitalism and Venus deals with homophobia. These are big issues in the world today, it’s hard to disagree with that but Lazlo sings and plays these songs in such a way it’s hard not to listen with a smile on the face. Lazlo might be practically unknown in the UK, but that doesn’t make him any less important – infact, his music has a lot more place in the UK than any of the dire bullshit that the X-Factor churns out every year. Godspeed, Lazlo, Godspeed!