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24th Jul '15 3:20:34 PM jmparker78
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** "Swimming in Your Ocean" could be considered a subversion. It's about making love, but the singer's mind wanders during the act on subjects as diverse as why God allows things like tornadoes and train wrecks, and whether or not UFO's might exist. He comes back down to earth at the end, only to wonder if he's impregnated his lover.
3rd Apr '15 1:37:58 PM NWolfman
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* BadassBaratone: One of the bands trademarks is Brad Roberts' deep, resonant bass voice. He would later use it to take up Inuit throat singing.

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* BadassBaratone: BadassBaritone: One of the bands trademarks is Brad Roberts' deep, resonant bass voice. He would later use it to take up Inuit throat singing.


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* SillyLoveSongs: Averted. Brad Roberts has gone out of his way not to write any of these, as he feels they're too easy and that there are far too many of them. They do occasionally pop up, such as "And It's Beautiful."
3rd Apr '15 1:35:01 PM NWolfman
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* BadassBaratone: One of the bands trademarks is Brad Roberts' deep, resonant bass voice. He would later use it to take up Inuit throat singing.
16th Feb '15 8:37:47 PM JohnnyLurg
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* ShoutOut: ComicBooks/{{Superman}} in "Superman's Song."

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* ShoutOut: ComicBooks/{{Superman}} Comicbook/{{Superman}} in "Superman's Song."
16th Feb '15 8:37:21 PM JohnnyLurg
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* ShoutOut: Superman in Superman's song.

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* ShoutOut: Superman ComicBooks/{{Superman}} in Superman's song."Superman's Song."
** The title of "Afternoons & Coffeespoons" is one to Creator/TSEliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
26th Jan '15 2:52:28 PM tenryufan
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* CreatorBreakdown: Their 2004 album Songs Of The Unforgiven is a very bleak, slow acoustic record about death, with no obvious singles. This album caused some of Brad Roberts' friends and band members to worry about the state of his health. He had to reassure them that the somber style was intentional.



* DoingItForTheArt: Part of the reason that the Dummies are a one-hit wonder who've been whittled down to [[IAmTheBand Brad Roberts and the occasional backup musician]] is that Roberts hated the workmanlike responsibilities of being a professional musician. Eventually, he decided it was better to sacrifice the benefits of a major label deal and mainstream success to be able to just play music for fun.



* OneHitWonder: "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" was their only top 40 hit on the Hot 100, but they had other hits in Canada and the UK, along with a few hits on rock stations. However, they are only remembered by the general public for "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm".
4th Dec '14 8:48:00 AM robogabriel
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* DoingItForTheArt: Part of the reason that the Dummies are a one-hit wonder who've been whittled down to [[IAmTheBand Brad Roberts and the occasional backup musician]] is that Roberts hated the workmanlike responsibilities of being a professional musician. Eventually, he decided it was better to sacrifice the benefits of a major label deal and mainstream success to be able to just play music for fun.
4th Dec '14 8:39:56 AM robogabriel
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* RevolvingDoorBand: At this point, the "Dummies" moniker is really just [[IAmTheBand Brad Roberts and whomever feels like playing with him at the moment]].
1st Nov '14 7:45:22 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Crash Test Dummies is a Canadian AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Robert's distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.

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Crash '''Crash Test Dummies Dummies''' is a Canadian AlternativeRock band with a definitely folksy bent, especially in their early albums. Although they first hit it big in Canada with the mournful "{{Superman}}'s Song," they are best known for their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm", a song that showcases lead singer Brad Robert's distinctive bass voice, as well as his frequently bizarre lyrical subject matter and style.
29th Sep '13 3:02:41 AM shadowblack
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** "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" discusses a bizarre variation of Christianity[[hottip:*:Pentecostal]] where people "shook and lurched all over the church floor".

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** "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" discusses a bizarre variation of Christianity[[hottip:*:Pentecostal]] Christianity[[note]]Pentecostal[[/note]] where people "shook and lurched all over the church floor".
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