Even when Pizza Underground is bad, it's still pretty good. (Facebook)
If you're one of those people who've tried at some point to appreciate the music of the Velvet Underground but found it inaccessible, then Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band might be for you.
Macaulay (percussion, Kazoo, vocals) and the band released their first demo last week to mixed reviews, but I imagine if you're in a pizza-themed cover band there's not a lot of concern about getting five-stars from Rolling Stone.
Like the original Underground, mainstream success may prove elusive for Mac and the gang, but who knows, years from now they could be considered one the most influential pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover bands of all time. And even if they never sell millions of records, based on a tweet sent out earlier today, the band is already moving merch:
Pizza t-shirts sold out! Thanks for your orders. If you hear back from us, you're getting a shirt. Stay tuned for more PU merch coming up!— pizza underground (@cheesedayz) December 9, 2013
No tour dates have been announced, but last week the band released their first demo, featuring the track Papa John Says:
At the very least, the band is a sign that Macaulay still has a sense of humor and that people who enjoyed him as a child actor will always be happy to hear he's okay, even if what he's doing doesn't make a lot of sense to folks. I can't think of another 33-year-old guy who, when people hear he's in a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, they say, "Good for him."