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Musical Depreciation Revue Anthology
Spike Jones
Musical Depreciation Revue Anthology
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2

If timing is everything, then it was doubly so in the music of Spike Jones. Whoopee-cushion horns, gunshots, belches, malapropisms--each element of Jones's parodies fell just right, which is amazing considering that his pe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Spike Jones
Title: Musical Depreciation Revue Anthology
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/22/1994
Release Date: 2/22/1994
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 081227157425

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If timing is everything, then it was doubly so in the music of Spike Jones. Whoopee-cushion horns, gunshots, belches, malapropisms--each element of Jones's parodies fell just right, which is amazing considering that his peak came before the advent of tape allowed for careful editing. Jones and his City Slickers--a group that included the likes of Doodles Weaver and Sir Frederic Gas--engaged themselves in at least as much rebellion against "good" music as did the rock & rollers who followed. In the post-Prohibition love song "Cocktails for Two," for instance, the band is the bunch of drunken revelers a table away. Jones label mates Homer and Jethro deliver one of his most indelible screeds against the highbrow on "Pal-Yat-Chee," while all the most gruesome possibilities of "My Old Flame" are realized in a Peter Lorre impersonation by Paul Frees. The closest modern-day analog to this stuff is perhaps "Weird Al" Yankovic's work, but no one did more to depreciate notes, chords, and pretensions than Jones. --Rickey Wright

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Great music gets Spiked
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 03/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"RHINO's SPIKE JONES ANTHOLOGY is a comprehensive and hilarious gathering of some of the best City Slickers 1940s and early '50s recordings. With a body of work as extensive as that of Spike Jones, naturally individual favorites might have gotten overlooked, yet no other Jones/Slickers album of this size contains so many super tracks. Sound quality is excellent on these 78 record to digital transfers. A highly informative 52-page booklet completes the package. For all lovers of zany music. Highest recommendation.

TOTAL RUNNING TIMES --
DISC ONE -- 59:28
DISC TWO -- 63:44"
An Alternative Listing
G. J. Gurule | Pico Rivera, CA United States | 05/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Other than finding an alternative track listing under this simular title "Musical Depreciation Revue: The Spike Jones Anthology", I LOVED IT! Funny ol' stuff, and here's the alternate track listing too:
1. Clink, Clink, Another Drink
2. Der Fuehrer's Face
3. The Sheik of Araby
4. Hotcha Cornia (Black Eyes)
5. Cocktails for Two
6. Leave the Dishes in the Sink, Ma
7. Chloe
8. That Old Black Magic
9. You Always Hurt the One You Love
10. Liebestraum
11. The Glow Worm
12. Hawaiian War Chant
13. Jones Polka
14. Love in Bloom
15. The Man on the Flying Trapeze
16. My Old Flame
17. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
18. The William Tell Overture
19. By the Beautiful Sea
20. None But the Lonely Heart (A Soaperetta)
21. Ya Wanna Buy a Bunny?
22. Dance of the Hours
23. Wild Bill Hiccup
24. Barney Google
25. Rhapsody from Hunger (Y)
26. Black Bottom
27. Pal-Yat-Chee
28. April Showers
29. I Went to Your Wedding
30. I'm in the Mood for Love
31. The Late Late Late Movies, Pt. 2
32. I Only Have Eyes for You
33. Holiday for Strings [*]
34. Laura [*]
35. Happy New Year [*]
36. Ill Barkio (Il Bacio) [*]
37. Morpheus [*]
38. Yes! We Have No Bananas [*]
39. Secret Love [*]
40. Black and Blue Danube Waltz, Paris Symphony (Texas) [*]"
Something's wrong with the orchestra!
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Spike Jones was the leader of the most successful novelty band of the pre-rock and roll era. He made many hilarious records, and this collection features 40 of them. This is seriously funny stuff, and anyone who is into musical comedy needs to get it."