Short People - Randy Newman - Little Criminals (CD, Album)
Label: Warner Bros. Records - 7599-27321-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Repress • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Acoustic, Pop Rock
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"Short People" is a song by Randy Newman from his album, Little Criminals.
AllMusic Review by Mark Deming [+] After Good Old Boys, one of the most ambitious and thematically unified albums of his career, Randy Newman seemed to beat a willful retreat for his next project, 's Little Criminals. For the most part abandoning the carefully structured orchestral arrangements that dominated Good Old Boys and Sail Away, Newman cut Little Criminals with a handful of pop 7/
Little Criminals is a album by Randy Newman. Like most of Newman's work, the album eschews traditional pop-music themes ("I'll Be Home" is the only love song on the album) in favor of musical story-telling, often featuring quirky characters and cynical views. The first song on the album – "Short People" – became a hit single in its own right.
May 06, · A terrific album full of heartfelt emotion, interesting concepts, and great vocals from Randy Newman, who carries the entire thing effortlessly. "Short People" was always one of my favorite songs even before I checked out this album. I heard it for the first time in the Little Rascals movie, and have rarely forgotten it since/5(21).
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"Short People" is a song by Randy Newman from his album Little Criminals. The verses and chorus seem to be a pointed attack on the short. The bridge (sung by Glenn Frey), in contrast, states "short people are just the same as you and I." Newman confirms that the song is about "prejudice," as was widely thought, but added that it was "about a lunatic".
In , he made his formal debut as a solo artist with the album Randy Newman, produced by Lenny Waronker and Van Dyke Parks. Four of Newman's non-soundtrack albums have charted in the US top Sail Away (), Good Old Boys (), Little Criminals (), and Harps and Angels (). Since the s, Newman has worked mostly as a film.
Newman uses personas in practically all of his songs, but it is more obvious elsewhere than it is in "Short People." On "Little Criminals," Newman assumes, among other personas, those of a small.