When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear is the kind of record that probably plays better in concept than it does in theory. In effect, it's a manufactured Golden Throats -- the producers recruited a bunch of artists that would sound weird singing a particular song, whether it's Ani Di Franco and Jackie Chan duetting on Nat "King" Cole's "Unforgettable" or Lesley Gore's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap." It's all professionally produced and knowingly performed, which is kind of the problem -- the charm of Golden Throats is that it was done with no regard of taste, decorum, or hipness, making each recording genuinely fascinating. This, in contrast, is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When Pigs Fly: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear is the kind of record that probably plays better in concept than it does in theory. In effect, it's a manufactured Golden Throats -- the producers recruited a bunch of artists that would sound weird singing a particular song, whether it's Ani Di Franco and Jackie Chan duetting on Nat "King" Cole's "Unforgettable" or Lesley Gore's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap." It's all professionally produced and knowingly performed, which is kind of the problem -- the charm of Golden Throats is that it was done with no regard of taste, decorum, or hipness, making each recording genuinely fascinating. This, in contrast, is a one-off comedy record that will be funny if you find the idea of the pairings funny -- Oak Ridge Boys doing "Carry On Wayward Son," Herman's Hermits' "White Wedding" -- you'll find this funny once, but you probably won't put it on again, unless you're playing it for friends.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Xemu Records
  • UPC: 782861101125
  • Catalog Number: 1011
  • Sales rank: 140,276

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Unforgettable (3:54)
  2. 2 Ohio - Devo (3:21)
  3. 3 Call Me (3:48)
  4. 4 Insane in the Brain (4:12)
  5. 5 Shock the Monkey - Don Ho (4:08)
  6. 6 What a Wonderful World - Steve Ripley (2:55)
  7. 7 Girls on Film (4:17)
  8. 8 These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - The Fixx (5:42)
  9. 9 Carry on Wayward Son (5:20)
  10. 10 Get It On (Bang a Gong) (4:34)
  11. 11 White Wedding - Peter Noone (4:31)
  12. 12 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Oak Ridge Boys Track Performer
The Box Tops Track Performer
The Connells Track Performer
The Fixx Track Performer
Lesley Gore Track Performer
Herman's Hermits Track Performer
Billy Preston Track Performer
Don Ho Track Performer
Benjy King Keyboards
Jackie Chan Track Performer
Neanderthal Spongecake Track Performer
Technical Credits
Roy Clark Producer
The Connells Producer
Devo Producer
The Fixx Producer
Stephen Stills Composer
Ani DiFranco Producer
Ron Chancey Producer
Mauro DeSantis Producer
George Douglas Composer
Benjy King Producer
Steve Ripley Producer
John Taylor Composer
John Heames Producer
Bruce Pilato Producer
Martin Trum Producer
John Dretzka Artwork
Cevin Soling Executive Producer
Stephen Meyer Mastering
Ronald Scott Composer
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