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Spike Jones
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Spike Jones
Title: Spiked
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 4/12/1994
Release Date: 4/12/1994
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090266198221, 090266198245

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The perfect spike jones collection
Al Kihano | Iskandria | 12/01/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"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."
More Spike for outsiders
PHILIPPE VANDENBOSSCHE | Belgium | 01/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"
When the Deep Purple Falls... You Hear The Crash!
Gary F. Taylor | Biloxi, MS USA | 06/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!"