Oooh La-La!

Oooh La-La!

by Crash Test Dummies


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Oooh La-La!

Everything is different and everything is the same on Oooh-La-La!, Crash Test Dummies' first album after a six-year hiatus. Different because Brad Roberts, assisted by Antony & the Johnsons' producer Stewart Lerman, composed the bulk of the record with old toy instruments, relying in particular on the Optigan, an electronic instrument that came crammed with rhythmic presets. Each preprogrammed rhythm represented a different musical style, so Roberts wrote accordingly, finding an impressive number of songs within these sounds: whittling "Paralyzed" from a gauche ¾ jazz sway, "Not Today Baby" in a cabaret shuffle, "Lake Bras d'Or" in a continental crawl, crafting "Now You See Her" out of a flapper jitterbug, and constructing "What I'm Famous For" in hyper-country 2-step, something that takes full advantage of how his baritone echoes Johnny Cash.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2010
Label: Deep Fried Records
UPC: 0020286153320
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crash Test Dummies   Primary Artist
Stewart Lerman   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar,Omnichord,Optigan
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin,Viola
Ellen Reid   Vocals
Brad Roberts   Vocals,Omnichord,Optigan
Steuart Smith   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar
Debbie Assael   Cello
Jeremy Forbis   Drums

Technical Credits

Stewart Lerman   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Brad Roberts   Composer
Rob Morsberger   String Arrangements
John Ramos   Repair
Juni Moon   Artwork,Graphic Design
Jerry Brace   Web Design
Steve Cohen   Management

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