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Stranger Than Fiction
Stranger Than Fiction
Genres: Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Wrockers
Title: Stranger Than Fiction
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Oglio Records
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Americana, Singer-Songwriters, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 790058200124

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CD Reviews

Writers wrock! Or do rockers rite?
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really, really love this record. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to listen to Leonard Maltin singing "Act Naturally". Or Molly Ivins trilling away on "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". Amy Tan kicks butt when she snarls out "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'". But more than anything else, I love Robert Reich singing "Chain Gang". How often do you get to hear a pop song with the line "My woman, whom I love so well"? I gave a copy to my bookworm parents - you know, the people it's impossible to find presents for - they loved it. Anyone who likes reading and authors will enjoy this record. My only regret is that the producers started too late. If only I could have a record of Ernest Hemingway doing "The Battle of the Green Berets". Or maybe Herman Melville singing "Splish Splash""
Fun from Beginning to End!
David Borcherding | Loveland, OH United States | 05/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stranger Than Fiction is writer humor, no doubt. And I love it. From Dave Barry's Buffett-esque "Proofreading Woman" to Amy Tan's take on the Nancy Sinatra classic, "These Boots are Made for Walking," this pair of CDs is pure fun. Yes, some of the authors-turned-singers shouldn't have turned, but others are quite talented. Besides, who else but Norman Mailer could write and sing "Alimony Blues," after all? Even the liner notes (penned in part by Warren Zevon, who also contributes musically) are hysterical. And you'll never look at Amy Tan the same way after you see the outfit she wears while performing "Boots." It's obvious these authors had a great time making these CDs, and I had a great time listening to them. But hey, Wrockers -- no "Paperback Writer"? No "I Could Write A Book"? I guess you'll have to make a sequel ..."
They rock, too!
V. L Morrison | Tallahassee, FL | 06/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a great, fun album. It's evident all these artists enjoy life to the fullest. My favorite moments are the three songs on which Warren Zevon plays/sings, his self-penned liner notes, and his spectacular Ike Turner-esque harmony on Proud Mary. Oye."