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Obama Mia is the 29th collection of song parodies written and performed by the Capitol Steps, a group of former Capitol Hill staffers. As indicated by the CD title, Barack Obama's successful presidential run is touched upon, though it seems as if only Democrats were involved in writing the political songs in this volume. While Hillary Clinton, disgraced former Illinois Governor Ron Blagojevich and briefly, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, receive a few brickbats, former President George W. Bush and Governor Sarah Palin are skewered as absolute dimwits. It is apparent that no one involved in the making of this CD wanted to rain on Obama's parade. The Capitol Steps have ...
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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Obama Mia is the 29th collection of song parodies written and performed by the Capitol Steps, a group of former Capitol Hill staffers. As indicated by the CD title, Barack Obama's successful presidential run is touched upon, though it seems as if only Democrats were involved in writing the political songs in this volume. While Hillary Clinton, disgraced former Illinois Governor Ron Blagojevich and briefly, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, receive a few brickbats, former President George W. Bush and Governor Sarah Palin are skewered as absolute dimwits. It is apparent that no one involved in the making of this CD wanted to rain on Obama's parade. The Capitol Steps have consistently poked fun at both Democrats and Republicans in the past, nailing those who utter pompous or ill-informed statements, indulge in extramarital affairs, demonstrate a gross lack of ethics, etc. Other possible but overlooked targets include Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Frank. That said, most of the songs are well-executed with many in the cast proving themselves to be convincing mimics, especially Mike Tilford as Russian leader "Vladimir Putin" in the soulful "Midnight Raid on Georgia" andKevin Corbett as Bush. Topics of the moment are well-represented, including the auto bailout in "Help Me, Honda," the ridiculous "Octomom" in a side-splitting reworking of "Greensleeves", and the riotous, Tony Bennett-flavored "I Wrecked My Heart with Spam and Crisco." It will be interesting to see if there's a shift in the writing for volume thirty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/2009
  • Label: Capitol Steps
  • UPC: 095632102925
  • Catalog Number: 1029

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Capitol Steps Primary Artist
Lenny Williams Piano
Richard Paul Track Performer
Elaina Newport Track Performer
Mike Tilford Track Performer
Jamie Zemarel Track Performer
Brian Ash Track Performer
Bari Biern Track Performer
Mike Carruthers Track Performer
Andy Clemence Track Performer
Nancy Dolliver Track Performer
Mark Eaton Track Performer
Brad Van Grack Track Performer
Ann Johnson Track Performer
Anne Willis Hill Track Performer
Morgan Duncan Track Performer
Jack Rowles Track Performer
Tracey Stephens Track Performer
Mike Thornton Track Performer
Felicia Curry Track Performer
Michael Forrest Track Performer
Jenny Corbett Track Performer
Jon Bell Track Performer
Technical Credits
Elaina Newport Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Mike Tilford Composer
Bari Biern Composer
Mark Eaton Composer, Lyricist
Jim Smith Engineer
Janet Davidson Gordon Composer
Michael Forrest Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Can't wait for the next

    I am a perennial Capitol Steps fan; there's not much they can do that I don't enjoy. Their parody of Mamma Mia was out of this world. I laughed hard. The only selection that I can't say I was as thrilled with was Lirty Dies, just didn't think it was up to some of the past. Overall...if you like great political parody...you'll have a great time with this newest offering from the hallowed halls of DC.

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