Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Crash Test Dummies
Jeff Daniels. "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" was featured on the soundtrack to "Dumb and Dumber", starring Daniels and Jim Carrey. Daniels reprised his role for the music video, in which he foils a bank robbery while having his head stuck in a pumpkin.
Ellen Reid. "Get You in the Morning" is from the Dummies' fourth album "Give Yourself a Hand". Brad Roberts has usually been the Dummies' lead vocalist.
|Complete the lyric from "Swiming in Your Ocean": "Sometimes I suffer from distractions like 'why does God cause things like _______________ and train wrecks?'"||Crash Test Dummies for Dummies
Tornadoes. The music video for this song features the band, dressed as lounge singers, performing for a group of old women. It was featured on the Dummies' album "God Shuffled His Feet".
Three. "Mmm Mmm Mmm" concerns three outcasts who have been shunned for various reasons. The first kid had prematurely white hair as a result of a car accident, the second kid had birthmarks all over her body and the third kid belonged to a religious group that others found abnormal.
A Worm's Life. Released in 1996, "A Worm's Life". Although not as much of a hit as their second album "God Shuffled His Feet", it sold a million copies and featured the single "He Liked To Feel It", about a boy who liked to pull out his teeth.
T.S Eliot. Eliot was a British poet whose " Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" became the basis for the hit musical "Cats". Eliot died in 1965 at the age of 77.
Brad Roberts. While recovering in Nova Scotia, Brad began working on material that would become the album "I Don't Care That You Don't Mind". It started as a solo project for Roberts and some newfound friends, but the rest of the Dummies later became involved.
All night. "Take that dog and tie her up
Let the bitch bark all night
Feel your trigger finger itch
You're spoilin' for a fight
Cause now you're gone,
And I'm lovin' it
Bye-bye baby, goodbye
I'm on my own
And I'm lovin' it
Bye-bye baby, goodbye
Bye-bye baby, goodbye."
Once or twice. "I could love you once or twice.
I think you'd find it very nice.
But then I'd have to call it quits
And tear your little heart to bits.
I think you're gonna come with me.
I think you'll like it, too.
And when you beg me for some more,
I'll see what I can do."
Wired. "So don't bother tryin'
Your whole world is wired
You can set your sights
But your gun won't fire."
Three. According to the liner notes, three cats invaded Brad's apartment during the recording of "Puss 'n' Boots". Without those three cats, he claims, the record would not have been made.
beady. Brad Roberts is the lead singer for the Crash Test Dummies. The chorus to this song is as follows:
"And I know
That you'll see
Everything is better with me
And I know
That you'll find
You can't get me out of your mind."
Bugs and Trees. "Bugs and trees were your food then,
No pyjamas or doctors."
The human race. "How Does a Duck Know?" is my favorite song on the album. One verse is as follows:
"When everything seems planned out,
when everything seems nicely planned out,
well the human race will come and smack your face!"
A hospital. With a lyric such as "I've heard the rattle in my bronchi", it is logical that the song take place in a hospital. In the music video, lead singer Brad Roberts is a patient who is operated on by the other members of the band.
Bacchus and Ariadne. Bacchus and Ariadne was painted by Titian from 1520-1523 using oil on canvas. Titian was a Italian painter who died in 1576.
Hotplates. "When you go on camping trips you're stuck right out in nature
Foraging the forests like a primate
Using sharpened tools instead of hotplates."
Sartre. "Times is when the day is like a play by Sartre
When it seems a bookburning's in perfect order."
Jean-Paul Sartre worked during World War II. One of his famous plays is the disturbing "No Exit".
Blue. God tells a parable in regards to all the questions he's getting. Of course, it doesn't answer anything.
Yes. "We're talkin' about a thick necked man in the city
Build a pub a blood and sweat
Swears by God he'll stand by justice
He ain't stood by justice yet
He gets them drunk and gets their money
They cash their welfare checks for stout
Now he throws them into the street
He's sucked you in, he'll spit you out."
One or two. "There's a skeleton in everybody's closet
I can think of one or two in my own room
But I would like to introduce them both to you
You'd shake their bony hands and so dispell the gloom."
In the country. Obviously, the couple would be happiest in the country, where they could breakfast on eggs they picked themselves. According to the singer, the city is killing their love.
Solomon Grundy. Solomon Grundy isn't known for fighting Superman, but they did face off once, with the Last Son of Krypton coming out on top.
Tarzan. The song compares Tarzan and Superman, who had recently died. While Tarzan wasn't a ladies man, Clark Kent was a real gent.
Despondencies . "How come all your poets fall into despondencies?
And then write it down for us to read every indignity?
Not such worthy specimens, these creatures
Hardly fit for what you could call the good life."
Garbageman. "When my job was garbageman
I'd go out and empty the garbage cans
And I'd come upon some rotting remains
But we'd drive them outside town
And fill the land, and make hills that you could walk around on."
Souffle. "Plumbing often varies in the various different countries
I like to crouch down and turn on those bidets
I'll have a cocktail, pick at my fingernails
And then I'll squat down for a wash to end the day
Our driver recommends we try the souffle."
Guacamole. "Although you think me cold and slimy
I've got a nice home.
I've tasted your best guacamole
And siesta'd at noon in the cool of the soil."
She had a beard. "Overachievers" details three people who go a bit too far to achieve their goals. The woman in the song wanted to be close to God, so she asked to be made ugly so men would not bother her. In response, God gave her a full beard.
Two. Both "He Liked To Feel It" and "My Own Sunrise" were made into music videos. "He Liked To Feel It" was very graphic and the video was censored in the USA and banned in Canada.
Plasma. Plasma is not mentioned in the song, while the other bodily components are:
"I love your guts, I love your goo.
Your ugly blood, your creepy heart
The heart that's true to me and you
I thank you."