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Born to Laugh at Tornadoes
Was Not Was
Born to Laugh at Tornadoes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


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All Artists: Was Not Was
Title: Born to Laugh at Tornadoes
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
Release Date: 6/1/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Born to Laugh at Tornadoes
UPCs: 075992425148, 720642401620, 720642401644

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Pieter | Johannesburg | 01/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Supported by an impressive array of guest vocalists, Was (Not Was) created an eclectic album of many musical styles with Born To Laugh At Tornados. It contains great ballads and rock songs but most of the music has a dance beat.I love the opening ballad Out Come The Freaks, the up-tempo pop-rock of Smile sung by Doug Fieger and the hilarious Zaz Turned Blue, an old style ballad performed by Mel Torme. I also like Bow Wow Wow Wow, an up-tempo old style rock ` n roll number sung by Mitch Ryder and the funky metal of Shake Your Head, sung by Ozzy Osbourne. Man vs The Empire state Building is a complex, atmospheric piece with nervous rhythms and spooky vocals.Born To Laugh At Tornadoes is a quirky, humorous showcase of the talents of Was (Not Was) and an impressive exploration of various musical styles. Be sure to also give their masterpiece Are You OK? a listen, it's even better than Tornadoes."
Another Great Album
R. Wyatt | London | 03/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Further evidence that the Was Brothers were the top of the pile. They were just too good to be successful, destined for obscurity, appreciated for life by a small group of devotees. Whilst its not as good for me as What Up Dog, the highlights of this even more varied collection are up there with their best. The pick for me is Mel Torme's brilliant performance on Zaz Turned Blue which although not typical of this band's output was probably the finest thing that they ever recorded, genuinely moving."
One of my all-time favorite albums
R. Wyatt | 09/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Practically every song is a different musical style... almost every track sung by a different guest artist... and yet, there's not one that you're likely to skip over after a few listenings. Bizarre, funny, tragic, dancable, and utterly unique. A must-have!"