Fools on the Hill

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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: 6/14/1994
  • Label: Capitol Steps
  • UPC: 095632101126
  • Catalog Number: 1011
  • Sales rank: 315,205

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Capitol Steps Primary Artist
Emily Bell Spitz Piano
Chorus Track Performer
Technical Credits
Capitol Steps Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II 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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