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Crash Test Dummies


Making use of their clever lyrics and folk-tinged melodies, the Crash Test Dummies were an ideal rock-band for affluent ’90s university students and yuppies. Their 1st recording was a multi-platinum strike in their indigenous Canada, but just gained a little cult pursuing in other areas of the globe. Thanks to previous Talking Mind Jerry Harrison’s clean, radio-friendly creation, the follow-up recording, God Shuffled His Ft (1993), broke big in the us and, subsequently, Europe. The very first single through the record, “MMM MMM MMM MMM,” became an internationally Top Ten strike, producing the group a sensation making use of their self-consciously bizarre lyrics and vocalist/songwriter Brad Roberts’ deep baritone. A Worm’s Existence adopted in 1996, and 3 years later on the Crash Check Dummies came back with Provide Yourself a Hands, which discovered Roberts posting vocal responsibilities with bandmate Ellen Reid. Frontman Brad Roberts resurfaced in fall 2000 having a single recording, Crash Check Dude, a assortment of acoustic strikes through the Crash Check Dummies and eclectic addresses. It had been also during this time period that Roberts experienced a serious motor vehicle accident, almost dropping his arm. Seven weeks later on, however, he came back towards the Crash Test Dummies circuit to concern I Don’t Treatment YOU DON’T Brain, a brand-new batch of tracks created with lobster anglers/music artists whom Roberts fulfilled during his treatment. Past due 2001 and early 2002 noticed even more single albums through the band’s people (Ellen Reid’s Cinderellen and Mitch Dorge’s As Trees and shrubs Walking), as well as the Dummies steadily became even more Brad Roberts’ task when compared to a traditional music group. A fresh three-piece unit comprising Reid, Brad Roberts and primary bassist Dan Roberts released the Xmas record Jingle Completely in past due 2002, but limited distribution produced the record difficult to find. The record was reissued in past due 2003 plus a brand-new record, Puss ‘n’ Shoes or boots, with Reid and Dan Roberts increasing that which was originally prepared being a Brad Roberts single record. The trio embraced a far more stripped-down acoustic sound on the next record, 2004’s Songs from the Unforgiven, while 2010’s Ooh La La became even more symphonic.

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Full Name Crash Test Dummies
Awards Juno Award for Group of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, MuchMusic Video Award for Video of the Year, Danish Music Award for Foreign Newcomer of the Year
Music Songs Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Superman's Song, Afternoons & Coffeespoons, God Shuffled His Feet, Swimming in Your Ocean, The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead, Keep a Lid on Things, He Liked to Feel It, The First Noel, Androgynous, The Unforgiven Ones, In the Days of the Caveman, Flying Feeling, My Own Sunrise, And So Will Always Be, The Ghosts That Haunt Me, I Think I'll Disappear Now, How Does a Duck Know?, And It's Beautiful, I'll Be Peaceful Then, Get You in the Morning, Two Knights and Maidens, Here I Stand Before Me, At My Funeral, Now You See Her, When I Go Out With Artists, Winter Song, Comin’ Back Soon, The Psychic, You Said You'd Meet Me, Not Today Baby, Thick-Necked Man
Albums The Ghosts That Haunt Me, God Shuffled His Feet, A Worm's Life, Give Yourself a Hand, Jingle All the Way, Songs of the Unforgiven, The Cape Breton Lobster Bash Series, The Best of Crash Test Dummies, Oooh La La, Demo-litions, I Don't Care That You Don't Mind, Puss 'n' Boots, Collections
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Single of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Juno Award for Video of the Year, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Group, Juno Award for Entertainer of the Year, Brit Award for International Group

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1 Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian folk rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band is composed of members Brad Roberts (lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), Ellen Reid vocals, piano, keyboards, accordion, Dan Roberts (bass guitar), Benjamin Darvill (harmonica, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, and more) and Mitch Dorge (drums).



How I Met Your Mother 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Girl 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale 2011 Short performer: "Songbird"
Some Jerk with a Camera 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Cold Case 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '90s 2004 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection 2003 Video "Headline News"
Jam 2000 TV Series performer: "Mmm mmm mmm"
Roswell 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Mod Squad 1999 performer: "Keep a Lid on Things"
Dog Park 1998 performer: "Keep A Lid On Things"
Contact 1997 performer: "God Shuffled His Feet" - uncredited
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos 1996 Video "Headline News"
Father's Day 1996 performer: "He Liked To Feel It"
Freunde fürs Leben 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dumb & Dumber 1994 performer: "The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead", "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"
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