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©℗ Tom Brusky, 2014
Catalog #: PP5035
Released: September 21, 2014
Produced and performed by: Tom Brusky
Additional musicians, vocalists, and
Herr, Don Hunjadi,
Lyn, Brian Miracle, Rick McKay, Matt
Spanbauer, Dan Tutsch, Inna
Voloshin, and Jake Warne
Length: 67 minutes
parody and humor, WEAK Polka Pontoon
takes a lighthearted, satirical jab at polka music through the bumbling
operation of a fictional, hometown radio station. It's a polka CD, but
all the music is delivered in the form of a one-hour
polka radio show complete with commercials, anouncements, news, special
segments, and more.
station WEAK is located in downtown Glaucoma, a quaint,
all-American town nestled in the heart of Wisconsin's rural polka
country. Every Saturday morning, the region's older folks tune in to
WEAK 108.7 FM to hear the Polka Pontoon radio show. The show, sponsored
by such businesses as Zedwick-Gerber Funeral Home and Doctor Wells'
Orthotics, is hosted by the aloof-yet-adorable Bill Sczyszykowski.
the technical difficulties to the incompetent announcing, the WEAK
Polka Pontoon radio show is doomed from the beginning. The commercials
are outrageous, the news reports are anything but politically correct,
and some of the music is absolutely intolerable.
there's another side to the Polka Pontoon...
bad polka radio show will play good polka music now and then,
and the Polka Pontoon is no exception. This CD delivers professionally
recorded music spanning several polka styles, mainly in the form of
juxtaposed, creatively-arranged medleys. You'll hear Slovenian-style
polkas played by a Dutchmen band, Dutchmen-style polkas played by a
Slovenian band, parodied contemporary hits performed “live in concert”
by a Polish band, a blend of polka and heavy metal like you've never
imagined possible, and more. The bands may be fictional, but the music
is very real. Featured bands include:
* Ronnie Tercik
* The Polka Yokels
* The Happy Slovenian Lumberjacks
* The Gruenwalds
* The Fairfield Kickers Button Box Club
* The Dutchmen of Swing
* Arnie Glaschmeister
* The Dyna-Aire Versa-Sticktones (whose name
influenced a real band: The DynaVersaStickToneAires)
musicians, vocalists, and voice-over artists were hired to
give this album the highest production value possible. Roughly 300
were invested in its creation from start to finish.
|"Love this CD! Very well done all
the way through."
— Gary Brueggen
|"You don't have a CD like this
one – it's totally unique!"
Drust, A+ Radio Productions
been producing polka music radio shows for over 35 years and I am
amazed how accurate and realistic the content of this fictitious
program on WEAK Radio is."
Ebel, It's Polka Time!
|"I found Tom's use of satire both funny
and spot on.
I hope his creative arrangements and musical prowess are not
— Ed Klancnik
laughed so hard (it's supposed to be
funny, right?) that it brought tears to my eyes!"
with creative musicianship,
unique humor, and top notch sonic engineering."
|"This CD is
filled with layers of enjoyment. Everytime we listen we hear
& Nancy Noltkamper
one-of-a-kind classic listeners will be talking about for years to
|"Tom Brusky's creativity and musical
abilities are showcased in this humorous look at polka radio
shows. I have not
laughed so hard in a long time."
|"Every time I listen to it, I catch
something new that I missed the first time. Very well done musically
and it's fun to laugh at the little things in life!"
This is not your everyday polka album. Although 99% of it
suitable for all ages, some of the material
is not appropriate for young audiences. If you are easily
offended by political incorrectness or implied coarse language, we
recommend you do not purchase