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

Bass Harry Shearer
Bass Danny Thompson
Bass Roland Guerin
Drums Gavin Harrison
Drums Todd Sucherman
Drums Brian Young
Drums Jo Pusateri
Drums Herlin Riley
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Guitar Chris Collingwood
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar Jody Porter
Acoustic Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Pedal Steel Guitar CJ Vanston
Dobro Jeff Baxter
Clarinet Glenn Berger
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Piano CJ Vanston
Piano Charlie Wood
Flute Glenn Berger
Horn Glenn Berger
Sax Glenn Berger
Trombone Jim McMillen
Trumpet Nicholas Payton
Trumpet Chris Tedesco
Violin Jerry Goodman
Percussion Jo Pusateri
Percussion Brian Young
Vibraphone Jo Pusateri
Glockenspiel Jo Pusateri
Background Vocals Kelly Huff
Background Vocals CJ Vanston
Vocals Harry Shearer
Vocals Rob Brydon
Vocals Chris Collingwood
Vocals Jamie Cullem
Vocals Mac Rebennack
Vocals Jane Lynch
Vocals Tom Malone
Vocals Judith Owen
Vocals Jody Porter
Vocals Alice Russell
Vocals Charlie Wood

Liner Notes