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That's Crazy Talk!

by Bill Slater

British rock meets Frank Zappa and Weird Al Yankovic on Broadway.
Genre: Rock: Comedy Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Superhero
3:43 $0.99
2. Scarecrow's Story
4:06 $0.99
3. Ode to Mary Ann
4:37 $0.99
4. Crazy Island
2:48 $0.99
5. Don't Wanna Be Edward D.
5:50 $0.99
6. Nobody Loves El Chupacabra
3:20 $0.99
7. Pennies Falling Down a Well
5:49 $0.99
8. Second Man on the Moon
3:24 $0.99
9. Dreamland's Burning
4:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
"That's CRAZY Talk!"" is a killer disc with eclectic songs that range in styles from The Who, Dream Theater, XTC and Weird Al to The Beatles and Pink Floyd (with Frank Zappa thrown in for fun) Anyway, this time around, the band has been augmented by more great musicians, including; Roger Johnson and Jimi Powers (lead acoustic and electric guitars), Tony Severino and Jeff Leece (bass) Phil Janzen (drums), Mindy Nilson, Evan O'Hare, Tom Bolenbach and Jason Stone (backing vocals) Chris Fiscus (percussion)and Bill (everything else - what a guy!) And last but not least, Mike Bolenbach continues to perform his engineering magic...cuz he's The Magic Man. Is the world ready for this stuff played live? I dunno...but enough of my yakkin'...let's boogie!
Reviews of Nobody Loves El Chupacabra:
"I loved the vocalist in the song...seriously, this song, EVERYBODY, should listen to it, I reckon I'll be singing it at work and annoying everyone around me." Keith Garber, Frisco TX
"I'm crackin up as soon as I hear it...hilarious! The Spanish sound really helps get the point across on this one. Its so funny, has it been on Bob and Tom yet? its a nice new song about a new hoax...really funny!" Scot Ayens, Atascadero, CA
"Great guitar picking...nice mix, excellent production...Can see Jim Carrey dancing with castenets." Frank Stokes, Brooklyn, NY
Reviews of Crazy Island:
"Rockin tune about a craziness that every married man understands. Vocals are creative and the song entertaining.
All parts - drums, guitar, bass, vocals... are well done. I enjoyed this one." M. Redcap, Maple Shade, NJ
"Love it." David Acuna, Bogota, Colombia
"Love the lyrics...psycho country. GREAT SONG." John Crawford, Hamilton, Ontario
Reviews of Ode to Mary Ann:
"The contrast between the mystery of who's screwin' who on Giligan's Island and the political scene which isn't a mystery to anyone who is paying attention is brilliant." The Pictures, Mountain View, CA
"SKIPPPER!! Oh man this was funny as f*ck." Zetty Twine, Lnybrook, NY



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Lorne Beatty

"That's Crazy Talk" by Bill Slater
I've known Bill Slater for almost forty years from when we were in a high school rock band together. This is Bill's best effort to date. The catchy rhythms, soaring leads, compelling vocals/lyrics and special effects, "That's Crazy Talk" just continues to "grow on you". Fungal cliches' aside, this CD exhibits Bill's growth musically as a producer, guitarist, versatile vocalist and humerous storyteller. This interesting cocktail of original music has influences of Ian Anderson, Roger Waters, Frank Zappa with a splash of Richard Thompson. One tune, El Chupacabra, has some tasty latin guitar added to the mix for good measure. Shaken and artfully stirred, the listener will grow to appreciate every original tune and thirst for more......
Lorne Beatty
-RockRash Magazine

Helen Cunningham

"That's CRAZY Talk", Bill Slater
What a great CD! Everything (vocals/instrumentals) on this CD is awesome. I would highly recommend this CD to everyone (all genres of music preference) because somehow, Mr. Slater has incorporated a 'one size fits all' style, so everyone can appreciate it. Enjoy!!!

Jim Robson

Crazy Talk is the talk of the town
"THAT'S CRAZY TALK" is the latest offering from BILL SLATER - a singer/songwriter hailing from Phoenix Arizona.
Bill has come up with an album of strong lyric-based songs awash with wonderful imagery reflecting his very interesting world and drawing upon his life experiences.
He transports us to a world of love-gone-wrong, shifty little personalities, would-be superheroes and the fragility of life in general.


That's Crazy Talk!
Bill definitely delivers his own slant of music and humor to a variety of topics. I particularly enjoyed the Scarecrow's perspective in "Scarecrow's Story"; the "Ode to Mary Ann" - a sordid tale from Gilligan's Island; and the song for every guy - "Crazy Island". If comedy and music is your thing - then Bill Slater's "Crazy Talk" may be just what you are needing to listen to! Give it a try!

Robert Woodland

Even Clark Kent and Gilligan have scars.
Comic Panel 1, Two Frames: Frame 1: Bright Explosion, Voice Balloon lower right--"OOOH, That Hurts!" Frame 2: Imposing Gray Wall, vulture perched on top; Inscription--"Grim Reality"; character on knees and hands to nose, stars above head; Inscription--"Youthful Optimism". Optimism v.s. Reality=Mid-Life Pessimism. If we have lived long enough, we have encountered the wall and have the scars to prove it. That is why Bill's latest collection, CRAZY TALK, is universally appealing. Better yet, Bill treats the subject with a wink, a wry smile, and an upbeat tempo. This old teacher continues to be amazed at the creativity and talent of his former students. Two thumbs up!

Pamela Leatherwood

"That's Crazy Talk" is
Bill has done an excellent job with this new project. All of the songs are well crafted lyrically and instrumentally. There's a little something for everyone in this album from lighthearted fun, to more introspective topics. My personal favorites include "Don't Wanna Be Edward D." and "Dreamland's Burning". This album will definitely stay in my standard music rotation.

Chuckie aka Charlie Phalen

"That's Crazy Talk" hit me square on the jaw
If you like well written songs, seasoned musicianship, excellent production, superb performance, deep content and wacky subject matter, then "That's Crazy Talk" is for you. The CD begins powerfully with "Superhero" and doesn't let you down throughout. "Ode to Mary Ann" will make you rethink the innocence of Gilligan's Island. Existentialistic "Pennies Falling Down a Well" helps put life into perspective. "Dreamland's Burning" is the perfect end's end. Bill Slater tops his last album. "That's Crazy Talk" lives in my ipod. Kudos to ya' Bill.

Susan Grimm

"That's Crazy Talk" is crazy good and fun!
This new CD created by Bill Slater is loaded with creative, whimsical and thought-provoking tracks. It will bring a smile to your face while you're tapping your feet! I would also say that this is definitely Bill's best-produced CD yet - it's a tight and terrific production. All the songs are fun - my personal favorites are "Nobody Loves El Chubacabra" and "Second Man on the Moon." Give it a listen - it will brighten your day and your ipod mix. Keep up the good work, Bill!

Amy Cantu

That's Crazy Talk Bill Slater
What a great CD! I loved the Crazyness of the lyrics and the music and backup singers were fantastic! It not only was fun to listen to... but I am sure it had to be fun to make! Great job to all involved!!! Thanks for sharing! You hit this one!