Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
Crash Test Dummies
Show Time : 7:00 PM
With their clever lyrics and folk-tinged melodies, the Crash Test Dummies were a perfect rock band for affluent ’90s college students and yuppies. Their first album was a multi-platinum hit in their native Canada. And thanks to former Talking Head Jerry Harrison’s radio-friendly production, the follow-up album, God Shuffled His Feet, broke big in the States and, in turn, Europe. The first single from the record, “MMM MMM MMM MMM,” became a worldwide Top Ten hit, making the group a minor sensation with their self-consciously bizarre lyrics and singer/songwriter Brad Roberts’ deep baritone. A Worm’s Life was released next followed by a three-year hiatus until the Crash Test Dummies returned with Give Yourself a Hand, which found Roberts sharing vocal duties with bandmate Ellen Reid. Frontman Brad Roberts resurfaced in fall 2000 with a solo album, Crash Test Dude, a collection of acoustic hits from the Crash Test Dummies and eclectic covers. It was also during this time that Roberts suffered a serious car crash, almost losing his arm. Seven months later, however, he returned to the Crash Test Dummies circuit to issue I Don’t Care That You Don’t Mind, a brand-new batch of songs written with lobster fishermen/musicians whom Roberts met during his rehabilitation. Having just passed the 25th anniversary of “ MMM MMM MMM MMM,” it is good to see the Crash Test Dummies back in action.
Opening for the Crash Test Dummies is stunning newcomer, Elizabeth Moen. With a sultry and intoxicating voice, Elizabeth Moen lures you in. Paired with introspective lyrics that echo both bitter and sweet, her music will captivate you then stay with you. “Moen is one of those rare artists whose voice, from the first moment you hear it, consumes your entire being, doing away with all previous thoughts and concerns, and leaving you short of breath – The Culture Trip