2012 Harry Shearer – Can’t Take A Hint

shearer-harry-2012Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, musician, author, radio host, director and producer. He is known for his long-running roles on The Simpsons, his work on Saturday Night Live, the comedy band Spinal Tap and his radio program Le Show. Born in Los Angeles, California, Harry Shearer began his career as a child actor. From 1969 to 1976, Shearer was a member of The Credibility Gap, a radio comedy group. Following the breakup of the group, Shearer co-wrote the film Real Life with Albert Brooks and started writing for Martin Mull’s television series Fernwood 2 Night.

He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live on two occasions, between 1979–80, and 1984–85. Shearer co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap, a satirical rockumentary, which became a cult hit. In 1989, Shearer joined the cast of The Simpsons; he provides voices for numerous characters, including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, and more. Shearer has appeared in several films, including A Mighty Wind and The Truman Show, has directed two, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and The Big Uneasy, and has written three books. Since 1983, Shearer has been the host of the public radio comedy/music program Le Show, a hodgepodge of satirical news commentary, music, and sketch comedy.

Tracks

1  Celebrity Booze Endorser (Harry Shearer) 3:00
2  Macondo (Harry Shearer) 4:48
3  Trillion Dollar Bargain (Harry Shearer) 1:41
4  Deaf Boys (Harry Shearer) 3:23
5  Autumn in New Orleans (Harry Shearer) 4:42
6  A Few Bad Apples (Harry Shearer) 2:29
7  Joe the Plumber (Harry Shearer) 3:46
8  Like a Charity (Harry Shearer) 4:23
9  When the Crocodile Cries (Harry Shearer) 5:32
10  Your Thing (Harry Shearer) 3:21
11  Cold Is To The Bone (Harry Shearer) 4:58
12  Bridge to Nowhere (Harry Shearer) 3:08
13  Touch My Junk (Harry Shearer) 2:16

Media

Musicians

BassHarry Shearer
BassDanny Thompson
BassRoland Guerin
DrumsGavin Harrison
DrumsTodd Sucherman
DrumsBrian Young
DrumsJo Pusateri
DrumsHerlin Riley
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarChris Collingwood
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
GuitarJody Porter
Acoustic GuitarBruce Gaitsch
Pedal Steel GuitarCJ Vanston
DobroJeff Baxter
ClarinetGlenn Berger
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
PianoCJ Vanston
PianoCharlie Wood
FluteGlenn Berger
HornGlenn Berger
SaxGlenn Berger
TromboneJim McMillen
TrumpetNicholas Payton
TrumpetChris Tedesco
ViolinJerry Goodman
PercussionJo Pusateri
PercussionBrian Young
VibraphoneJo Pusateri
GlockenspielJo Pusateri
Background VocalsKelly Huff
Background VocalsCJ Vanston
VocalsHarry Shearer
VocalsRob Brydon
VocalsChris Collingwood
VocalsJamie Cullem
VocalsMac Rebennack
VocalsJane Lynch
VocalsTom Malone
VocalsJudith Owen
VocalsJody Porter
VocalsAlice Russell
VocalsCharlie Wood

Liner Notes