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Born to Laugh at Tornadoes


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Audio CD, June 1, 1997
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1. Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball)
2. Bow Wow Wow Wow
3. Betrayal
4. Shake Your Head (Let's Go To Bed)
5. Man Vs. The Empire Brain Building
6. (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks
7. Professor Night
8. The Party Broke Up
9. Smile
10. Zaz Turned Blue

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
  • ASIN: B000000OXL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #224,594 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. Wyatt on March 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Further evidence that the Was Brothers were the top of the pile. They were just too good to be successful, destined for obscurity, appreciated for life by a small group of devotees. Whilst its not as good for me as What Up Dog, the highlights of this even more varied collection are up there with their best. The pick for me is Mel Torme's brilliant performance on Zaz Turned Blue which although not typical of this band's output was probably the finest thing that they ever recorded, genuinely moving.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAME on January 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Supported by an impressive array of guest vocalists, Was (Not Was) created an eclectic album of many musical styles with Born To Laugh At Tornados. It contains great ballads and rock songs but most of the music has a dance beat.
I love the opening ballad Out Come The Freaks, the up-tempo pop-rock of Smile sung by Doug Fieger and the hilarious Zaz Turned Blue, an old style ballad performed by Mel Torme.
I also like Bow Wow Wow Wow, an up-tempo old style rock ` n roll number sung by Mitch Ryder and the funky metal of Shake Your Head, sung by Ozzy Osbourne. Man vs The Empire state Building is a complex, atmospheric piece with nervous rhythms and spooky vocals.
Born To Laugh At Tornadoes is a quirky, humorous showcase of the talents of Was (Not Was) and an impressive exploration of various musical styles. Be sure to also give their masterpiece Are You OK? a listen, it's even better than Tornadoes.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Practically every song is a different musical style... almost every track sung by a different guest artist... and yet, there's not one that you're likely to skip over after a few listenings. Bizarre, funny, tragic, dancable, and utterly unique. A must-have!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "steadysteve" on January 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
don and david was tour de force cd. all kinds of different styles on this cd including lounge singers mel torme and frank sinatra jr. guesting on vocals, eclectic pop with doug fieger of the knack, and electronic metal with shake your head with ozzy osbourne on vocals.don and dave let their two main front vocalists sir harry bowen and sweet pea atkinson shine on the other tracks, giving that motown funk groove thang feel on the whole cd. this is one of the all-time great cd's and collection of music one on cd.also check out mitch ryder on bow wow wow.a must have, and better than their what's up dog cd, which also rates as one of their best.
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