Crash Test Dude

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Crash Test Dude: Brad Roberts Live Singing Your Favorite Hits
Live album by Brad Roberts
Released November 5, 2001
Recorded

Ted's Wrecking Yard, Toronto, Canada, 2000 and Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario

Genre = Rock, acoustic rock
Length 90:23
Label Cha-Ching Records
Producer Paul Tozer and Brad Roberts
Brad Roberts chronology
Crash Test Dude
(2001)
Rajanaka: Mantra
(2011)

Crash Test Dude: Brad Roberts Live Singing Your Favorite Hits is a live album performed by Crash Test Dummies lead singer Brad Roberts during his solo acoustic tour following the Give Yourself a Hand tour. The album was released, along with an accompanying rockumentary film, exclusively through the MapleMusic.com e-commerce portal.

Album[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Introductory Remarks"     1:52
2. "Understand Your Man"   Johnny Cash 3:05
3. "An aside regarding prostitution"     1:09
4. "Androgynous"   Paul Westerberg 3:38
5. "I Want to Par-tay!"   Brad Roberts, Greg Wells 2:52
6. "Oral sex is proffered by Mr Roberts in order to compensate a customer for the high ticket price"     0:35
7. "Cocaine"   Gary Davis 4:14
8. "Give Yourself A Hand"   Brad Roberts, Greg Wells 3:28
9. "Trident Gum Theme"     1:33
10. "Da Do Ron Ron"   Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector 3:49
11. "A discussion of bowel difficulties during the performance"     1:06
12. "Afternoons and Coffeespoons"   Brad Roberts 4:19
13. "A Poem, "Scientific Management", is read"     3:08
14. "Keep A Lid On Things"   Brad Roberts, Greg Wells 2:43
15. "A hilariously derisive account of my heritage ensues, as I banter on, ever more wittily, the scotch now coursing through my body as I experience an ever increasing alcohol-induced euphoria"     1:01
16. "Superman's Song"   Brad Roberts 5:00
Disc 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Relation between bass baritone guitar and the penis is discussed"     1:23
2. "God Shuffled His Feet"   Brad Roberts 3:52
3. "My Freedom from all STD's is firmly and self-servingly established"     1:04
4. "A Cigarette Is All You Get"   Brad Roberts, Greg Wells 3:13
5. "He Liked to Feel It"   Brad Roberts 4:09
6. "The String Change Song"     2:32
7. "Delilah"   Les Reed, Barry Mason 4:33
8. "La Grange"   Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Joel Michael Dusty Hill 2:54
9. "Torontonian's: Pro's and Con's"     1:10
10. "Unbreak My Heart"   Diane Warren 4:36
11. "My Reputation in the politically correct press as "Crash Test Drunkard""     1:31
12. "Betty Davis Eyes"   Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon 2:53
13. "Another poem, entitled "Circumcision" is read"     3:33
14. "Baby One More Time"   Martin Carl Sandberg 3:29
15. "Mmm Mmm Mmm"   Brad Roberts 5:27
16. "Encore" (Superman's Song Reprise) Brad Roberts 0:51

Film[edit]

Crash Test Dude: The Brad Roberts Rockumentary
CrashTestDude Video Cover.jpg
Directed by Brad Roberts
Jeff Stephenson
Jason Tan
Starring Brad Roberts
Murray Pulver
Music by Brad Roberts
Distributed by Cha-Ching Records
Release date(s) 5 November 2001
Country Canada
Language English

Crash Test Dude was also released as a rockumentary film. The film features a candid, behind-the-scenes look at Brad Robert's solo tour across Canada and the Northern U.S.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]

The album received mixed to poor reviews. Allmusic writer Aaron Badgley gave it 1½ out of 5 stars and states that "choosing to debut with a live disc was not a good idea, as this CD is full of Roberts' rants and childish cover versions. It is also the performance of an artist who does not seem to care a great deal about his audience. Sure, the Crash Test Dummies hits are here, in stripped-down, almost acoustic versions. And it is for those songs alone that CD even deserves a listen. The versions are nowhere near as good as the original studio recordings, but at least they have a form, are complete, and are listenable. His version of Britney Spears' Baby One More Time following a poem titled Circumcision is neither funny or ironic. It is plain pathetic. And his rants between songs are just the ramblings of a drunken performer (he makes it clear that he continues to drink throughout the show)."[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crash Test Dude Video". MapleMusic. 
  2. ^ a b Badgley, Aaron. "Brad Roberts: Crash Test Dude > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 April 2010.