Excuses for Bad Behavior (Part One)

Infobox Album
Name = Excuses For Bad Behavior (Part One)
Type = Album
Longtype = Vinyl record
Artist = Sandra Bernhard


Released = 1991
Recorded =
Genre = Pop
Length = 68:19
Label = SB.com
Producer = Sandra Bernhard, Mitch Kaplan
Reviews = The Village Voice "Bernhard is petty and bilious as ever." 3 1/2 Stars
Last album = "Without You I'm Nothing"
1987
This album = Excuses For Bad Behavior (Part One)
1991
Next album = "I'm Still Here... Damn It!"
1998

"Excuses for Bad Behavior (Part One)" is an album released by singer/comedienne/actress Sandra Bernhard. The album is a combination of spoken comedy bits, comedic songs, and pop/rock music.

Co-written and co-produced by Bernhard's longtime collaborator Mitch Kaplan, the album features Bernhard singing originals and standards re-interpreted with a new sound. Disco classic "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" begins with an operatic solo and is then translated to a modern dance song. "Manic Superstar" combines the song "Close Your Eyes" from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" and the song "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix. "Sympathy For the Devil" by the Rolling Stones becomes a seductive siren's song.

Comedic bits include the spoken word "The Letter" in which Bernhard reads a fictional letter from a lesbian fan who has "heard" the album in question. "Jesus Christ, why is she singing?" "Christmas" is a heartwarming story of holidays past told by a Jewish woman who never actually experienced them. Other songs have a comedic edge, such as "Prophecies," a spoof on 1-900 psychic hotlines.

The album was released on a smaller independent label and did moderately well, but is currently unavailable for mainstream purchase. Plans for a special 2-disc re-release version (made exclusively available on Bernhard's website) have been posted there for over a year, but no product has been offered yet.

Track listing

#"Excuses For Bad Behavior"
#"You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"
#"Manic Superstar"
#"(I'm Waiting)"
#"Who Knew?!"
#"Innocence"
#"The Letter"
#"Lonely Town"
#"Christmas"
#"Prophecies"
#"Sympathy For The Devil"
#"Manhattan"
#"Phone Sex (Do You Want Me Tonight?)"
#"(I'm Waiting)"
#"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
#"La Lupe"
#"The Woman I Could've Been"


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