Crash Test Dummies-Ooh La La

There is no mistaking Brad Roberts voice. He may look like an average guy, now in his mid-40s, but then he opens his mouth and his majestic baritone voice immediately conjures fond memories of such Crash Test Dummies hits as Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm and Superman. Perhaps best remembered for the acerbic folk rock sound of 1991 s The Ghosts That Haunt Me and 1993 s God Shuffled His Feet, there have nonetheless been enough hits for the band over the years to merit a couple of greatest hits packages. Through it all, the band with Roberts at the helm has touched on funk and soul, folk, electronic music and even Christmas tunes. Yet it is Roberts voice and offbeat lyrical sensibility that have been this beloved band s calling cards since their founding twenty years ago.

Released May 11, Oooh La La is again something of a different animal for the Crash Test Dummies. This time Roberts collaborates with producer/engineer Stewart Lerman. While longtime CTD member Ellen Reid added back-up vocals and a lead on the closing acoustic ballad Put a Face, this album is fundamentally the work of these two creative men.—Amazon.com

  • Songbird
  • The In- Between Place

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  3. Comment by mattspotentialpoetry:

    Oddly my fiance and I were just discussing The Crash Test Dummies the other day, and meant to look into what if anything they were up to, and now we now! Songbird was good, but dam The In-Between place was a fantastical track. Overall it was about what I would expect which is a solid entry to file under poppy folk! Thanks for the sampling, will definitely put this on my wishlist on Amazon!

  4. Comment by music4humans:

    Yeah, it’s a beautiful album, probably my top of of the year so far, and it’s going to be pretty hard to beat. There’s a cool video on Youtube about the process of making the album, about how since they weren’t under contract at the time they made the album there was just freedom to do what they wanted no matter how long or short it took with no pressure from a label. Just makes me wonder how many great albums could be made if it weren’t for the way record labels are run these days.

  5. Comment by rapidshare:

    Just makes me wonder how many great albums could be made if it weren’t for the way record labels are run these days.

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