Crash Test Dummies
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Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Demo-litions: Cast-off Recordings 1996–97 (compilation, 2011); most recent release of new material, Oooh La La! (2010)
Mostly own, but frequent covers
Brad Robert's voice is gruff and appealing. Their songs are catchy and folky! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comments about live performance:
They are energetic and entertaining live, and the live sound is almost exactly like their studio versions. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Wide in U.S. and Canada
Highly recommended for folk/rock fans
Brad Robert—vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
My favourite of their discs (I've only heard the first three and a single from the fourth, though). I can still remember how much I loved this disc when I first got it, and while in some ways I don't really care for it that much now as my tastes have changed some, it's the kind of disc that when I play it, it brings back how much I enjoyed it. I still like Brad Robert's voice and his combination of witty/depressing/fun songs. His Superman dirge on this album is a classic. (Neile)
1993—BMG (Canada), Arista (U.S.)—74321-16532-2 (Arista)
Recommended only if you're not utterly sick of "Mmm Mmm Mmm"
Brad Robert—lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano
Larry Beers—drums on 3 tracks
Jerry Harrison and Crash Test Dummies
Ok, it's overplayed (and we heard it on Muzak at the Chinese restaurant in DC last night—isn't that a scary thought?), but that guy's voice still makes me shiver. (neal)
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