Harry Shearer joined
by Fountains of Wayne, Dr. John, Jane Lynch, Jamie Cullum on new album ‘Can’t
Take a Hint’.
By Blurt Staff
And no, don’t expect any ironic Spinal Tap covers: due out on Courgette Records on
August 27, Harry Shearer’s new album Can’t
Take A Hint features giants of pop,
R&B and jazz whom the actor, comedian and commentator has gotten to know in
his travels: Dr. John (“Autumn in New Orleans”), Glee‘s Jane Lynch (“Like a Charity”), the Fountains of
Wayne (“Celebrity Booze Endorser”), Jamie Cullum (“A Few Bad Apples”), Alice
Russell (“Trillion Dollar Bargain”) and Judith Owen (“Your Thing”), and others.
Shearer himself plays the bass on many of the songs.
these vocalists is a who’s who of instrumentalists and producers: guitar stars
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Steve Lukather, Beach Boys/Brian Wilson musical director
Jeffrey Foskett, producer John P. Fischbach, guitarist Bruce Gaitsch, trumpeter
Nicholas Payton, session ace CJ Vanston and Memphis artist Charlie Wood.
record is the followup to Shearer’s Grammy-nominated albums Songs Pointed and Pointless (2007) and Songs of the Bushmen (2008),