TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks, Wisecracks

TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks, Wisecracks

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Overview

Compiled as a tie-in with "Superstation" WTBS's comedy-heavy broadcast schedule, TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks, Wisecracks is a 16-track collection of "funny songs" of various stripes, and while most fall short of the dreaded status of the "novelty song," most of these tunes aim for an easy laugh and hit their target well enough. There's a bunch of pop-punk takes on popular culture ("1985" by Bowling for Soup, "Mr. Spock" by Nerf Herder, the latter of which is far more bitter than witty), some oddball renditions of popular hits (Cake's low-affect cover of "I Will Survive" and the Supersuckers' rocking out on OutKast's "Hey Ya!"), more than a little willful strangeness (cuts from Ween, Wall of Voodoo, and the Presidents of the United States of America), cynical numbers about the state of romance ("The Geeks Get the Girls" from American Hi-Fi, "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit), and a few popular tracks that were a bit off mainstream radio's center ("Hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers, "Walk the Dinosaur" from Was [Not Was], and They Might Be Giants's "Birdhouse in Your Soul"). If you're in the market for aural wackiness, there's plenty here, and there's also some fine music along the way, especially Was (Not Was)'s high-concept funk, Devo's precision mechano-pop, and the Supersuckers' Marshall-fueled OutKast rip. TBS Tunes isn't going to change anyone's life, but it's good clean fun and a better way to kill 53 minutes than watching television (but please don't tell the folks at WTBS that).

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2006
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227334529
catalogNumber: 73345

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer
Ween   Composer
Gerald V. Casale   Composer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
John Flansburgh   Composer
John Linnell   Composer
Tom Maxwell   Composer
Marc Moreland   Composer
Stan Ridgway   Composer
David Weiss   Composer
Don Was   Composer
Randy Jacobs   Composer
Presidents of the United States of America   Composer
Chris Ballew   Composer
Dave Cooley   Composer
Less Than Jake   Composer
Mitch Allan   Composer
A. Jay Popoff   Composer
Jeremy Popoff   Composer
André Benjamin   Composer
Matt Sims   Composer
Parry Gripp   Composer
Jaret Reddick   Composer

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