Whole Newt World

Whole Newt World

by Capitol Steps
     
 

The 15th album from the popular political parodists Capitol Steps consists of material performed by the troupe in late 1994 and early '95, just after the mid-term elections swept Newt Gingrich and his Republican disciples into Congressional control for the first time in 30 years. The new Speaker of the House and his Contract with AmericaSee more details below

Overview

The 15th album from the popular political parodists Capitol Steps consists of material performed by the troupe in late 1994 and early '95, just after the mid-term elections swept Newt Gingrich and his Republican disciples into Congressional control for the first time in 30 years. The new Speaker of the House and his Contract with America are the source of the most incisive comedy on this collection, including the Aladdin-inspired title song and an ingenious Mary Poppins parody, "Supercallousmeanandnastyrightwinglegislation." In a similar vein, "Bye, Bye Big Bird" takes on the political dispute over PBS funding, and "Hang Down Your Head, Tom Foley" is a hilarious sendoff for the deposed Democratic Speaker of the House. The second half of the album is less consistent, focusing heavily on the O.J. Simpson murder trial, then in its early stages. The jokes about Kato Kalin, F. Lee Bailey and Judge Ito tend to be less sophisticated and don't hold up as well over time as the political satire. And if the zingy lyrics by Elaina Newport and Bill Strauss continue to impress throughout, the boisterous vocal performances (which include mediocre impressions of Gingrich, Bill Clinton, and Mario Cuomo) begin to grate by the end of the record. ~ Evan Cater.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
Label:
Capitol Steps
UPC:
0095632101522
catalogNumber:
1015

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Tracks

  1. Supercallousmeanandnastyrightwinglegislation
  2. A Whole Newt World
  3. The Fondler
  4. Bye, Bye, Big Bird
  5. How the Ging-Grinch Stole Congress
  6. Arrivederci, Cuomo
  7. Chung Girl
  8. Don't Stop Talkin' Until Tomorrow
  9. Sure He's Heavy, He's My Brother
  10. Hang Down Your Head, Tom Foley
  11. Ding Dong Things
  12. Cane Drops Keep Fallin' on My End
  13. Tax Your Children Well
  14. Rolling Kidney Stones
  15. Political Disease: Gonnareelectum
  16. Wonderbra
  17. This Is the House O.J. Built
  18. Kato-Tonic
  19. Whatever Rosa Wants
  20. Let Me Go, F. Lee Bailey
  21. Love at First Byte
  22. Lirty Dies: Jaula Pones, Dady Li, Octor Delders

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capitol Steps   Primary Artist
Lenny Williams   Piano
Bo Ayars   Piano
Emily Bell Spitz   Piano

Technical Credits

Andrew Campbell   Engineer
Richard Paul   Contributor
Ron Larson   Engineer
Dave Gencarelli   Contributor
R.J. Matson   Cover Art
Bill Strauss   Director
Elaina Newport   Producer
Mike Loomis   Contributor
Mike Tilford   Contributor
Jamie Zemarel   Contributor
Ann Schmitt   Contributor
Brian Ash   Contributor
Bari Biern   Contributor
Mike Carruthers   Contributor
Nancy Dolliver   Contributor
Mark Eaton   Contributor
Brad Van Grack   Contributor
Amy Felices Young   Contributor
Ann Johnson   Contributor
Jim Smith   Engineer
Janet Davidson Gordon   Contributor

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