Puss 'n' Boots (album)

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Puss 'N' Boots
Studio album by Crash Test Dummies
Released October 21, 2003
Recorded The Magic Shop, New York City
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:37
Label Cha-Ching Records
Producer Stuart Cameron
Crash Test Dummies chronology
Jingle All the Way
(2002)
Puss 'n' Boots
(2003)
Songs of the Unforgiven
(2004)
Singles from Puss 'N' Boots
  1. "Flying Feeling (Promotional Only)"
    Released: October 2003

Puss 'N' Boots is the sixth studio album by Crash Test Dummies, released in 2003. The album began life as a Brad Roberts solo project. While the lyrics were written by Brad Roberts, most of the music was written by Stuart Cameron. Ellen Reid sang backing vocals and Dan Roberts played bass, though much of the music was performed by other musicians.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Brad Roberts, all music composed by Brad Roberts & Stuart Cameron.

No. Title Length
1. "It's a Shame"   4:14
2. "Everything Is Better with Me"   3:33
3. "Triple Master Blaster"   2:51
4. "I'm the Man (That You Are Not)"   3:33
5. "Stupid Same"   2:59
6. "I'll See What I Can Do"   3:19
7. "Your Gun Won't Fire"   3:51
8. "Flying Feeling"   3:24
9. "If Ya Wanna Know"   3:53
10. "Bye Bye Baby, Goodbye"   3:01
11. "I Never Try That Hard"   4:47
12. "Never Bother Looking Back"   2:58
13. "It'll Never Leave You Alone"   3:20

Personnel[edit]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Winnipeg Sun (Fair)[2]

The album received generally mixed reviews. Allmusic writer James Christopher Monger gave the album 3 out of 5 stars and states that "the smoky rhythms and wah-wah guitar that permeate Puss 'n' Boots reflect Roberts' willingness to experience a place -- he currently resides in Harlem -- and to covet and use those experiences in his writing. However, it's the simple, sparse, and honest It'll Never Leave You Alone, a winking look at the pros and cons of chemical indulgence, that leaves the listener with the clearest window into this shape-shifting jester's soul.".[1] In addition, Darryl Sterdan of the Winnipeg Sun states that "with their chicken-scratch wah-wah guitars, sexy backup vocals, slinky slow-burning grooves and swirly production flourishes, these cuts are more earthy and soulful than anything the Dummies ever did, not to mention catchier and more accessible than most of Roberts' recent, idiosyncratic output. Still, from the love-'em-and-leave-'em confessions of It's a Shame to the sex-toy metaphor Triple-Master-Blaster to the good-riddance breakup song Bye-Bye Baby, Goodbye, Puss 'N' Boots is clearly anything but your typical G-rated bedtime story.".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Monger, James. "Crash Test Dummies: Puss 'n' Boots > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Sterdan, Darryl. "Bootylicious". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 29 April 2010.