Crash Test Dude

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Crash Test Dude: Brad Roberts Live Singing Your Favorite Hits
Album Crash Test Dude cover.jpg
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
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Directed by Brad Roberts
Jeff Stephenson
Jason Tan
Starring Brad Roberts
Murray Pulver
Music by Brad Roberts
Distributed by Cha-Ching Records
Release dates
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.