The Arrogant Worms are Canada's best known musical comedy act. This "best of" collection, pulled from seven of their previous releases, represents a cross section of their zany wit, original material and their amazingly exuberant energy.
AllMusicGuide.com album review by Heather Phares
Gift Wrapped: The Best of the Arrogant Worms celebrates a decade's worth of work from Canada's comedy-folk trio and introduces their work to the United States. The album gathers the highlights from their seven Canadian albums, which skewer pop music ("Celine Dion," "Boy Band"), religion ("Jesus' Brother Bob"), and cultural trends ("A Man Has Needs," "Carrot Juice Is Murder," and "Idiot Road"). Other highlights include "Big Fat Road Manager," "Me Like Hockey," and "Rippy the Gator." Live versions of songs like "Malcolm" and the previously unreleased "Dog Named Bob" and "Song Inside My Head" also make this collection worthwhile for Worms fans who already have all of their albums.
Things Could Be Worse, I Could Be You (w/Keith Johnson)
I Wanna Ride on Shania’s Twain (w/Keith Johnson)
She’s Got A Tongue Like A Kodiak Bear (w/Keith Johnson)
Lesbians On TV
Mad Cow Disease
I’m Your Meatman
Monster In A Monster Movie (w/Bill Carey)
Give It Up Gooney Bird (w/Bill Carey)
The I.V.Song (w/Keith Johnson)
I’m Your Meatman (Live)
Dead Puppies Aren't Much Fun
BILL FRENZER AND OGDEN EDSL RETURN
TO FULL TIME ACTION ON OGLIO RECORDS
CLASSIC "DEAD PUPPIES" HEARD IN NEW FILM "THE GOODS"
(Los Angeles) - Omaha's own infamous Ogden Edsl returns to full time action with the upcoming new release "I'm Happy Now" on their long standing label, Oglio Records, distributed by Fontana/Universal. Bill Frenzer re-teams with long time band mate Bill Carey to follow up on their cult favorites "Songs In The Key Of AAAAAAAARG!" and "Mower of Ogden Edsl".
Ogden Edsl eventually became the shortened moniker for the full name, Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band, which also featured other Omaha Nebraska radio personalities Otis Twelve (Doug Wesselmann) and Diver Dan (Jim Celer) in the band’s various incarnations throughout the years.
Ogden Edsl's comedy classic "Dead Puppies" can also be heard in the Paramount/Vantage release of "The Goods" starring Jeremy Piven and under the auspices of Will Ferrell's production company. Long time Dr. Demento and Red Peters favorites "Dead Puppies" (co-written by fellow Omaha native Rich Thieman), "Kinko The Clown", "Daddy's Money" and "Only White People Dance Like That" are available now as iPhone ring tones from iTunes and soon to be finally available at all phone carriers.
American national syndicated radio personality Dr. Demento said "Here at long last is the first-ever Ogden Edsl CD with the original Dead Puppies plus the group's other huge Demented hits Kinko The Clown and Daddy's Money, and some new ones that might be Ogden Edsl's best yet, along with long available delights from two decades of inspired musical madness." This is a great comedy record. You have to hear it to believe it!
Only White People Dance Like That
Beautiful But Boring
Soap Opera Love
They Don't Want You At The Wedding
Kinko The Clown
You're Looking More Like Edith Piaf Every Day
The Fish People Of Berodenon
Dancing At The Rainbow Ball
Idi Amin Meets Eydie Gorme
My Face Is Covered With Hummingbirds
The World Is Gone
Ogden Edsl Featuring Bill Frenzer
"Songs In The Key Of AAAAAAARG!!!"
Monster In A Monster Movie
I Wanna Ride On Shania's Train
She's Got A Tongue Like A Kodiak Bear
Things Could Be Worse, I Could Be You
Lesbians On TV
Mad Cow Disease
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