[01/03/06 - 12:00 AM]
TBS and Rhino Records Crack Up the Jukebox with TBS Tunes: Fun Tracks Wisecracks

[via press release from TBS]

TBS and Rhino Records Crack Up the Jukebox with TBS TUNES: FUN TRACKS WISECRACKS

Collection of Power Pop to Tickle the Funny Bone Available from Rhino Records Jan. 10

TBS, television�s �very funny� network, and Rhino Records, the preeminent purveyor of hilarious harmonies, have teamed up for a comedy-rock compilation guaranteed to rock the funny bone. TBS TUNES: FUN TRACKS WISECRACKS, a new CD from Rhino Records, will be available Jan. 10 at regular retail outlets and at www.rhino.com and www.tbs.com for a suggested list price of $18.98.

�Through the use of popular music, specifically songs with a sense of humor, this dynamic compilation allows us to expand TBS�s position as a comedy brand,� said Jennifer Dorian, senior vice president, branding and business development for TBS and TNT. �We are proud to be working with Rhino Records as we find new ways reach comedy lovers.�

TBS TUNES: FUN TRACKS WISECRACKS contains 16 songs recorded between 1980 and 2005 that highlight uproarious tunes from a diverse group of hit-makers, including Devo, Squirrel Nut Zippers, They Might Be Giants, Citizen King, Was (Not Was), Less Than Jake and Wall Of Voodoo.

The collection features the #1 singles �One Week� by Barenaked Ladies, which topped Billboard�s Hot 100 in 1998, and �My Own Worst Enemy� by Lit, which topped Billboard�s Modern Rock chart in 1999. TBS TUNES: FUN TRACKS WISECRACKS also includes the gut/chart-busting tracks �Peaches� by The Presidents Of The United States Of America and �1985� by Grammy� -nominated Bowling For Soup.

Pop hooks and punch lines, TBS TUNES rocks with demented ditties like �Push Th� Little Daisies� from Ween�s 1992 cult classic Pure Guava; plants a tongue firmly in cheek for Cake�s cover of Gloria Gaynor�s 1979 #1 disco anthem �I Will Survive�; plays culture shock for laughs with Wall of Voodoo�s �Mexican Radio� from Stan Ridgway and company�s 1982 album, Call of the West; and gets giddy with The Supersuckers� take on the OutKast smash �Hey Ya!�

The following is the track listing for TBS TUNES: FUN TRACKS WISECRACKS:

1. �1985� � Bowling For Soup

2. �My Own Worst Enemy� � Lit

3. �Whip It� � Devo

4. �Birdhouse In Your Soul� � They Might Be Giants

5. �The Geeks Get The Girls� � American Hi-Fi

6. �Mr. Spock� � Nerf Herder

7. �Walk The Dinosaur� � Was (Not Was)

8. �Hell� � Squirrel Nut Zippers

9. �Push Th� Little Daisies� � Ween

10. �I Will Survive� � Cake

11. �Peaches� � Presidents Of The United States Of America

12. �Mexican Radio� � Wall Of Voodoo

13. �Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)� � Citizen King

14. �She�s Gonna Break Soon� � Less Than Jake

15. �One Week� � Barenaked Ladies

16. �Hey Ya!� � Supersuckers

Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group�s Rhino Entertainment serves as the central catalog development, licensing, soundtrack, and television marketing area for the corporation. Consisting of Rhino Records, Warner Music Group Soundtracks, Rhino Home Video, Warner Special Products, and WMG�s Television Marketing department, Rhino develops, markets, and promotes both audio and video products from the vast WMG catalog. The division is also responsible for licensing WMG�s music for film, television, and video game uses, and for creating custom premium products. Additionally, Rhino develops soundtrack opportunities for release by WMG labels.

TBS is television�s �very funny� network, serving as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; original comedy series and specials, like Daisy Does America and Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2005; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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