Fools on the Hill

Fools on the Hill

by Capitol Steps
     
 

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The musical comedy collective the Capitol Steps target the usual gang of politicians and world figures in this collection of 1992 parodies. Congress is, as usual, the bull's-eye of their parodies, with "Fools on the Hill" (borrowed from the Beatles' "Fool on the Hill") and the hilariousSee more details below

Overview

The musical comedy collective the Capitol Steps target the usual gang of politicians and world figures in this collection of 1992 parodies. Congress is, as usual, the bull's-eye of their parodies, with "Fools on the Hill" (borrowed from the Beatles' "Fool on the Hill") and the hilarious "Superfranticunproductivenothinglegislation" (with the melody borrowed from the musical Mary Poppins). Presidential candidates aren't immune either, with Bill Clinton singing like Elvis Presley in "Pander Bear," the dreadfully dull Paul Tsongas in "Tsounds of Tsongas" (to the famous Simon & Garfunkel tune), and the indecisive would-be Democratic nominee Mario Cuomo (in a send-up of the famous ballad from West Side Story). Neither are foreign leaders ignored, as Palestinians are lampooned with a remake of the Allan Sherman hit (sung as "Hello Muddah, Hello Fattah") as is Cuban dictator Fidel Castro ("Cuba-Havana," adapted from Barry Manilow's best-selling single). Unfortunately, the Capitol Steps insist on ending yet another disc with a tedious Bill Strauss monologue of scripted Spoonerisms, which is the only track that fails to stand the test of time.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/1994
Label:
Capitol Steps
UPC:
0095632101126
catalogNumber:
1011

Tracks

  1. Fools on the Hill  -  Chorus
  2. Yuppie Love  -  Chorus
  3. Ground Control to Jedi Brown
  4. Superfranticunproductivenothinglegislation
  5. When They're Fishing in the Star
  6. Pander Bear  -  Chorus
  7. Bill 'n' Dan's Draft Dodgin' Rag
  8. If I Weren't a Rich Man
  9. Stand by Your Klan
  10. Can't Love Helpin' That Man O' Mine
  11. Tsounds of Tsongas
  12. Favored Right Wing  -  Chorus
  13. Hello Mullah, Hello Fattah
  14. Tax Our Children Well
  15. Rulers of Morality
  16. Yokohama  -  Chorus
  17. Rubber Checky
  18. Cuba-Havana
  19. God Bless My Chevrolet  -  Chorus
  20. Mario
  21. Shamlet
  22. Mike Milken
  23. Lirty Dies: Skex Sandals

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capitol Steps   Primary Artist
Emily Bell Spitz   Piano
Chorus   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Capitol Steps   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Richard Paul   Contributor
Dave Gencarelli   Contributor
R.J. Matson   Artwork,Cover Art
Bo Ayars   Arranger
Bill Strauss   Composer,Director,Lyricist
Elaina Newport   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Mike Loomis   Contributor
Mike Tilford   Contributor
Ann Schmitt   Contributor
Dave Werner   Composer,Contributor
Brian Ash   Contributor
Duncan Hollomon   Contributor
Amy Felices Young   Contributor
Anne Willis Hill   Contributor
Chris Murphy   Engineer
Jim Smith   Engineer

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