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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Crash Test Dummies

Posted By on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM

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Best known for their 1993 Top 5 hit “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” (from the platinum-selling God Shuffled His Feet), Canada’s Crash Test Dummies have somehow persevered, despite being one-hit wonders. They’ve even seemingly embraced their status as a novelty act by writing songs for their new album, Oooh La La!, using only ’70s analog musical toys. Producer Stewart Lerman helped the band with the orchestral flourishes in “And It’s Beautiful” and “Songbird” — a good match for frontman’s Brad Roberts’ distinctive baritone. Even though he sounds a little out of place crooning country ballads (“What I’m Famous For”) and Tin Pan Alley songs (“Now You See Her”), Oooh La La! comes together in the end. Crash Test Dummies play the Beachland Ballroom at 8 tonight. Nicholas Megalis opens. Tickets: $15. —Jeff Niesel

Review the show at clevescene.com/concertscene

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