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Spiked

Spike JonesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 12, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000003ELA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,171 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hotcha Cornia (Black Eyes)
2. Pal-Yat-Chee
3. Serenade To A Jerk
4. Knock Knock (Who's There?)
5. Holiday For Strings
6. Laura
7. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
8. Baby Buggie Boogie
9. Red Wing
10. Minka
11. Deep Purple
12. The Man On The Flying Trapeze
13. I Dream Of A Brownie With The Light Blue Jeans
14. Our Hour (The Puppy Love Song)
15. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
16. Powerhouse
17. Frantic Freeway
18. Nutcracker Suite: Part One: The Little Girl's Dream
19. Nutcracker Suite: Part Two: Land Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
20. Nutcracker Suite: Part Three: The Chinese Dolls/The Fairy Ball
See all 23 tracks on this disc

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical depreciation beyond the "hits!" January 13, 1999
Format:Audio CD
The premise behind this CD is to reveal the inventive sides of Spike that go beyond the usual collection of "greatest hits." You'll find obscure gems, including the COMPLETE "Nutcracker Suite." Some previously UNISSUED tracks appear here, including a stereo version of Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse," the catchy theme used in so many Warner Brothers cartoons. Sound quality is remarkably good: clean, full sound -- without fake "stereo" reverb. Excellent album notes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the perfect spike jones collection November 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This CD is not to be underestimated. For all the cowbells and vacuum cleaners, it's really a fine piece of craftsmanship, with every sound effect tuned and timed just right. The `Powerhouse' track is outstanding, and the corny lyrics in the other songs are a delight.
Check out the liner notes by novelist Thomas Pynchon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When the Deep Purple Falls... You Hear The Crash! June 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Spike Jones was a rarity: a musical comic. And this compilation shows him at his ridiculous best, offering a sampling of musical jokes that even the musically unsophistocated will find funny to the point of exhausting laughter.
Jones was perhaps most famous for his take-offs of popular romantic songs, and this collection offers two of his best. In "Laura," Jones allows the song a lushly orchestrated verse... and then uses sound effects to ridicule the song's romantic lyrics. "Deep Purple" is even more extreme: the singer is as sleepy as his song (in fact he dozes off once or twice), and when the "Deep Purple Falls" it does so with a disconcerting crash. Other Jones recordings subvert the original version of the music in equally unlikely ways. "Holiday for Strings," written specifically for strings, has cowbells, carhorns, even chickens clucking--but NO strings, and if you can get through the final seconds of the song with out laughing until you cry you probably deserve a prize.
If you've often heard of Spike Jones but have never actually heard very much of his music, this collection is an excellent choice, and it should keep you entertained for hours on end. The CD comes with fairly detailed liner notes about Spike Jones and his orchestra and career as well. Strongly recommended for any one in need of a REALLY good laugh set to music!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Spike for outsiders January 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
A rare WELL DOCUMENTED compilation, that gives a pretty good idea of Spike's evolution, environment and ideas. Plus a couple of extremely rare "unvollendete" cuts! Not to miss, along with the "Musical Depreciation Revue Anthology". Yeah!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true collection of musical mayhem, January 11, 2013
By railfan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a collection of classic Spike Jones, complete with cowbells, falling garbage cans, gun shots, belches, and trombone raspberries. Having grown up with his music(?) I have developed a love for it and have instilled this love of murdered music into my children. What puts the cherry on the sundae with this album is the complete version of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite," done in the completely politically INcorrect manner of the early 1940's. There's no doubt in my mind that Mr. Jones couldn't get away with a lot of the stuff he recorded if it were done today, but thank God it wasn't. This album still has the solid, old-time flavor of that era, so for old-timers like me, it's a musical time machine to the days of our youth. This is classic Spike Jones, and long may he wave!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spike Jones Rules!! May 22, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It is good to hear the unique talent of Spike Jones and his group. I had been a fan since years ago. My favorite is the Nutcracker Suite...which is nearly impossible to find!
Thanks!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spike Jones CD February 3, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was a good CD but I've heard him play better songs. We did enjoy it though. Good to carry in the car.
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5.0 out of 5 stars spike jones January 25, 2014
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I use to collect spikes records years ago,another cd to my collection! great! wil use this site again.,no problems with this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spiked
I was listening to Swing Years on KUOW Public Radio and heard a Spike Jones recording called "Frantic Freeway" which is set to a Conga line beat. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ralph Furlong
5.0 out of 5 stars I am a Spike Jones fan!
When I was little, we'd watch Spike Jones on the television. I bought this CD for a friend, and she loved it!
Published 12 months ago by Judy Zimmerman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
Really a lot of fun! I don't think you need to be a Spike connoisseur to enjoy this! Think musical circus and then think Spike!
Published 17 months ago by GingerPolitiCat
5.0 out of 5 stars INSANE & GREAT
What can possibly be said that's new about the original Spike Jones. Of course there isn't anything else like it. You'll be surprised how he tops himself. Read more
Published on April 7, 2011 by NYdirector
4.0 out of 5 stars Spiked, by Spike Jones
My interest in this is the Nutcracker Suite, but to my supprise I enjoyed most of the other tracks.
For those with a sense of the ridiculous, enjoy!
Published on December 6, 2010 by Mallabula
5.0 out of 5 stars "Spiked": A Spectacular Symphony of Spoofs and Silliness
Before there was Weird Al Yankovich, before there was PDQ Bach, before there was Allan Sherman - there was Spike Jones. Read more
Published on January 21, 2010 by Cheryl H. Long
4.0 out of 5 stars Some rare gems
I was not a first generation Spike Jones, but I have to say this is pretty cool. This is the kind of music I used to dig on Tom and Jerry cartoons and just didn't know where to... Read more
Published on January 12, 2007 by B. Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Music
Lovers of Spike Jones and the era that spawned him will enjoy this cd. I bought it for my mother, and greatly enjoy listening to it myself.
Published on January 3, 2007 by Jean Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Spiked
Off beat, wacky stuff is what you'll find on this recording. If your tired of mainstream pop music/culture you will love this very different and entertaining work. Read more
Published on July 31, 2006 by LewisP
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