Excuses for Bad Behavior Part 2

Infobox Album
Name = "Excuses for Bad Behavior (Part Two)
Type = Album
Longtype = vinyl record
Artist = Sandra Bernhard


Released = January 2004
Recorded = 1998, 2003 - 2004
Genre = Pop
Length = 79:03
Label = SB.com
Producer = Sandra Bernhard
Reviews =
Last album = Hero Worship
This album = "Excuses For Bad Behaviorr (Part Two)"
(2004)
Next album = "The Love Machine Remastered"

"Excuses for Bad Behavior (Part Two)" is an album released by singer/author/comedian/actress Sandra Bernhard. The album, unlike the "Part One" it follows, is a combination of spoken comedy bits, comedic songs, and pop/country/rock music.

Early production

Bernhard announced in 1995 that she had no interest in making a (Part 2), despite the title of (Part 1). [http://www.richard-e-grant.com/Interviews/UKPremiereMagazine-1995.html] However, Bernhard had begun work on the second album as early as 1998. [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0268/is_n7_v36/ai_20572913/pg_2] "And stating how eager she was to release a followup. However with other things in her schedule, production was halted. Bernhard had said in 1995 that she had no interest in making a "Part 2", and that the title was simply a "tongue-in-cheek twist on" the Guns N' Roses albums "Use Your Illusion I" & "II". [http://www.richard-e-grant.com/Interviews/UKPremiereMagazine-1995.html] Further work on the album did not begin until 2003. [http://experts.about.com/e/s/sa/Sandra_Bernhard.htm] A close friend of Bernhard, Anna Faris (Scary Movie) contributed to the album. [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_2_34/ai_113764247/pg_2] Though many fans were not fond of the work Faris contributed. [http://www.area151.net/?m=200502]

The political influences

The album has a heavy political influence, that Bernhard stated is due to 9/11. Most of the influence was also caused by The Dixie Chicks. [http://www.seattleweekly.com/arts/0406/040211_arts_bernhard.php] What made this album so successful was her response to the Dixie Chicks statement they made prior to the War In Iraq in 2003.

Critical response

There was an incredible positive response to the album, including many fans calling this her best work ever. [http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2005/11/weekend_todo_li_1.html] The album has been more successful than the original album. Though as far back as ten years ago (1994), some were said that a followup album to the original were become an instant commercial flop. [http://www.stp.uh.edu/vol60/94-10-20.html] Berhard however, obviously proved them wrong with the album exceeding sales beyond her expecation. But not all fans agreed the album was her best work. Some even went as far as saying that "this is nothing like the original, and we had waited so long for this?". [http://www.themix.com/performer/27626/sandra-bernhard]

The LGBT community approved of the album and show, encouraging those to both see the show and at least listen to the album. [http://gaycitynews.com/gcn_302/listen.html] "Gay City News" went as far as recommending the show for Bernhard's New Years Eve 2004 performance. [http://gaycitynews.com/gcn_301/7days.html]

Because of Bernhard's words in "The Dixie Chicks", where she sings:"The Dixie Chicks were wrong, then right. I can't comprehend what is true. You tell me something, then take it back. Why the hell do you support Iraq?". The Dixie Chicks spoke with Bernhard in July 2005, saying "Your words really made us think about our apology.". [http://blogs.flashsupport.com/robert/category/24.aspx/rss] This of course would later help the Dixie Chicks out with their album Taking the Long Way, in 2006.

Track listing

# Here I Go Again
# Crazy Day In The Valley
# Surreal With Love
# High Alert At 20th Century Fox
# Invitations
# Recent Tragic Events
# Condoleezza Rice
# The Dixie Chicks
# 30th High School Reunion
# Arizona
# Can't You See
# Cicely Bernhard: Platinum Member
# Canadian Mishigas
# Dylan's Candy Bar
# Making Out With Britney - "Featuring Anna Faris"
# Every Comes & Goes
# Jane Seymour
# What's Up With Comme?
# What's Going On
# Little Red Corvette

The Show

The comedy show of Excuses For Bad Behavior (Part Two) was done in February - May of 2004 in the following cities:
*New York City [http://www.sandrabernhard.com/tourdatesarchives.html]
*Seattle [http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Listings?oid=17147]
*Los Angeles [http://www.sandrabernhard.com/tourdatesarchives.html]
*Detroit [http://www.sandrabernhard.com/tourdatesarchives.html]
*Sydney [http://www.sandrabernhard.com/tourdatesarchives.html]

In June 2006, Bernhard announced she had plans for a second tour for the album. A new tour was planned for Spring 2007 but never happened. [http://broadwayworld.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=10450]

Trivia

*Napster in late 2005 and early 2006 had several tracks from this album available as tracks from I'm Still Here... Damn It!. [http://www.napster.com/view/artist/index.html?id=11183739]
*This album is longer than the original.


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