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All Music Guide - Bret Adams
Great White North is the hit comedy album from Bob & Doug McKenzie, better known as SCTV veterans Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, respectively. There's one serious problem, though. It's not very funny as a whole. The shtick is that the McKenzie brothers are lazy, beer-swilling dimwits who focus on Canadian culture and rely heavily on slang interjections and put-downs like "take off," "beauty, eh?," and "hoser." Only two selections are truly noteworthy. The first is the catchy novelty hit "Take Off," which features Rush's Geddy Lee singing on the chorus. The edited single eliminated the playful banter among Lee and the McKenzie brothers before and after the song portion. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Adams
Great White North is the hit comedy album from Bob & Doug McKenzie, better known as SCTV veterans Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, respectively. There's one serious problem, though. It's not very funny as a whole. The shtick is that the McKenzie brothers are lazy, beer-swilling dimwits who focus on Canadian culture and rely heavily on slang interjections and put-downs like "take off," "beauty, eh?," and "hoser." Only two selections are truly noteworthy. The first is the catchy novelty hit "Take Off," which features Rush's Geddy Lee singing on the chorus. The edited single eliminated the playful banter among Lee and the McKenzie brothers before and after the song portion. Lee's supposed reason for participating? "Ten bucks is ten bucks." The Yuletide favorite "Twelve Days of Christmas" replaces the traditional gifts with items such as beer, turtleneck sweaters, French toast, toques, backbacon, cigarettes, and comic books. The brothers are overcome by their version, and Bob McKenzie says it's comparable to "Stairway to Heaven." A few other cuts are OK. "The Beerhunter" is about a Russian roulette-like game involving shaken cans of beer. The title spoofs 1978's Best Picture Oscar winner The Deer Hunter, which included infamous Russian roulette scenes. "Doug's Mouth" features goofy sound effects. Moranis and Thomas resurrected the Bob & Doug McKenzie characters for the 1983 cult film Strange Brew and beer commercials in the late '90s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/1996
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731453401020
  • Catalog Number: 534010
  • Sales rank: 52,518

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Is Our Album, Eh? (3:40)
  2. 2 The Beerhunter (2:23)
  3. 3 School Announcements (1:52)
  4. 4 The Miracle of Music (0:41)
  5. 5 Peter's Donuts (3:02)
  6. 6 Gimme a Smoke (1:59)
  7. 7 Take Off - Geddy Lee & Rick Moranis (4:43)
  8. 8 Coffee Sandwich (2:26)
  9. 9 Welcome to Side Two (0:58)
  10. 10 Doug's Mouth (3:33)
  11. 11 Elron McKenzie (2:28)
  12. 12 Black Holes (2:06)
  13. 13 You Are Our Guest (2:14)
  14. 14 Ernie's Mom (1:54)
  15. 15 The Twelve Days of Christmas (4:42)
  16. 16 Ralph the Dog (3:11)
  17. 17 Okay, This Is the End, Eh? (1:57)
  18. 18 Honest (0:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob & Doug McKenzie Primary Artist
Debbie Fleming Vocals
Geddy Lee Vocals
Colina Phillips Vocals
Sharon Williams Vocals
Shawne Jackson Vocals
Technical Credits
Kerry Crawford Producer
Bob Disalle Contributor
Gary Gray Engineer
Marc Giacomelli Producer
Rick Shurman Producer
Steve Convery Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love the Hosers

    I loved Bob and Doug on this album acting like hosers. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas truly are comedic geniuses. The movie is great too! Strange Brew is my favorite Canadian movie that was adapted from a television show and based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Watch SCTV, Strange Brew, and listen to this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hillarious

    This is a great CD. Very funny. Whoever writes for the All Music Guide just doesn't know funny when he hears it. The perfect gift for your hoser Canadian friend.

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