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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The 21st CD by the musical comedy group Capitol Steps is another gem. Their parodies are consistently brilliant and topical for late 2000 and early 2001 political history. Beginning with Bill Clinton departing the White House reluctantly as he launches into "Bill's Way" spoofing "My Way", trading choruses with fugitive businessman and last-minute Clinton pardon recipient Marc Rich and Hillary in "Pardon Me, Bill" to "Chattanooga Choo Choo", and the equally riotous "That's My Ghetto" based on "In the Ghetto" documenting the abandonment of his notoriously expensive Manhattan offices for much cheaper space in Harlem. The 2000 election provides plenty of material, from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The 21st CD by the musical comedy group Capitol Steps is another gem. Their parodies are consistently brilliant and topical for late 2000 and early 2001 political history. Beginning with Bill Clinton departing the White House reluctantly as he launches into "Bill's Way" spoofing "My Way", trading choruses with fugitive businessman and last-minute Clinton pardon recipient Marc Rich and Hillary in "Pardon Me, Bill" to "Chattanooga Choo Choo", and the equally riotous "That's My Ghetto" based on "In the Ghetto" documenting the abandonment of his notoriously expensive Manhattan offices for much cheaper space in Harlem. The 2000 election provides plenty of material, from "Hill'rita" with music from the nauseating "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", to the Florida ballot controversy with "The Singing Chads" "You Keep Me Hangin' On", "Punch Three Times" "Knock Three Times", and an elderly lady singing with wide vibrato in "There's a Hole in the Center of the Ballot." George W. Bush sings a duet with wife Laura "My Staff Belongs to Daddy" while Al and Tipper Gore sing "Al Is Alive" using the disco hit "I Will Survive" and a voter complains with "I Want a Brand New Pair of Candidates." New Russian President Vladimir Putin spices things up with the side-splitting "Puttin' on a Blitz" "Puttin' on the Ritz". If only Capitol Steps could omit the long, tedious closing narrative with scripted Spoonerisms all the way through, one could say every track measures up. A contrast stream of what are normally accidental syllable exchanges in a sentence making up a seven-minute monologue isn't very funny the first time through, let along after repeated hearings in the years to follow. But the musical tracks will stand the test of time very well on this highly recommended CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: Capitol Steps
  • UPC: 095632102123
  • Catalog Number: 1021
  • Sales rank: 300,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bill's Way (3:23)
  2. 2 Jesse Jackson's Spirtual Advisor (0:57)
  3. 3 Pardon Me, Bill - Janet Davidson Gordon (1:27)
  4. 4 Hill'rita - Janet Davidson Gordon (2:39)
  5. 5 The Singing Chads (1:39)
  6. 6 Punch Three Times (1:38)
  7. 7 Hole in the Center of the Ballot (2:45)
  8. 8 How Do You Solve a Problem Like Scalia - Ann Johnson (1:31)
  9. 9 My Staff Belongs to Daddy (2:00)
  10. 10 George Blank Bush (1:22)
  11. 11 Mine Every Mountain (1:52)
  12. 12 Loonies of the Right (2:30)
  13. 13 Keep Strom Alive - Brad Van Grack (2:35)
  14. 14 That's My Ghetto (2:41)
  15. 15 We All Use Word - Janet Davidson Gordon (3:35)
  16. 16 Al Is Alive - Tracey Stephens (2:21)
  17. 17 One Goy - Mike Thornton (2:16)
  18. 18 Candidate Rhapsody - Janet Davidson Gordon (1:47)
  19. 19 Brand New Pair of Candidates (1:47)
  20. 20 Puting on a Blitz (1:37)
  21. 21 Fire-Stone - Ann Johnson (1:33)
  22. 22 You Fill Out Your Census (2:08)
  23. 23 Throwing Stones - Chorus (3:18)
  24. 24 Meow-Mories - Linda Rose Payne (3:05)
  25. 25 What Kind of Fuel I Am? (1:32)
  26. 26 The Impossible Scheme - Kevin Corbett (2:25)
  27. 27 Lirty Dies: Gush and Bore, Jeverend Jackson (7:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Capitol Steps Primary Artist
Lenny Williams Piano
Richard Paul Track Performer
Mike Loomis Track Performer
Mike Tilford Choir, Chorus
Jamie Zemarel Track Performer
Ann Schmitt Choir, Chorus
Brian Ash Track Performer
Bari Biern Track Performer
Mark Irwin Piano
Mike Carruthers Track Performer
Andy Clemence Track Performer
Nancy Dolliver Track Performer
Mark Eaton Track Performer
Ann Johnson Choir, Chorus
Anne Willis Hill Track Performer
Chorus Track Performer
Dave Kane Piano
Technical Credits
Bob Weir Composer
R.J. Matson Cover Art
Bill Strauss Director
Elaina Newport Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarious take on the election of 2000.

    The contested results and hanging chads in Florida were no laughing matter at the time. Like probably everyone else in the nation, I was fearing an electoral showdown in Congress that would have raised more questions than it resolved. But now, two elections and eight years removed from the 2000 campaigns, I can sit back and howl at the Capitol Steps' brilliant spoofs of all those hair-raising events which made that presidential election anything but normal. Also, being blind, I got a special kick out of the braille reference in the song about the hole in the center of the ballot. The whole album is hilarious, even when the focus of the parodies shifts to Chechnia, Gaza, and Microsoft. All in all, this CD gives us the chance to look back at one of our most agonizing millennial moments with much better humor than would have been possible for us at the time the events occurred.

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