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“Simpsons” and “Spinal Tap” star Harry Shearer is one of the great comic geniuses of our time. He’s been releasing hilarious videos of side splitting songs about Trump every week this summer on YouTube. Now they’re all going to be on an album called “The Many Moods of Donald Trump.” Here’s the link to order everything.
Here’s the full tracklist. I have to say, the music is better than on most albums by current top 40 artists.
1. I Can’t Believe I’m Me (4:22)

To be released October 9

2. I Can’t Drive Anymore (2:35)
To be released on October 2

3. Son-in-Law (3:42)
Available to watch here
Shearer Trump performing an old style New Orleans number in praise his senior advisor, Jared Kushner. Always mentioned as one of Trump’s top aides, Jared Kushner has been given a portfolio that ranges from Middle-East peace to the pandemic. His success rate speaks for itself.

Music and words by Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer – vocals
David Torkanowsky – piano. Organ
George Porter, Jr. – bass
Raymond Weber – drums
Brad Walker – saxophone
Scott Frock – trumpet
Jon Ramm – trombone

4. Stormy Daniels (4:00)
Available to listen to here
A lush string-filled ode to passion, power and pay-off. What good is hush money when it buys so little hush?

Music and lyrics by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
Piano: CJ Vanston
Drums: Gregg Bissonette
Strings, bass, trumpet and string arrangement: CJ Vanston

5. Bill of Love(4:02)
To be released October 16

6. Executive Time (3:35)
A languorous love of leisure ballad in which Shearer as Trump sings wistfully of those long periods of contemplation and nothingness between unnecessary briefings from so called ‘experts. When does the President get the time to watch all the TV news? It’s a big section of his daily schedule.

Music and lyrics by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
Backing Vocals: Sharlotte Gibson, CJ Vanston
Drums: Toss Panos
Keyboards, Trombone, all other instruments: CJ Vanston

7. I Never Knew Him (3:09)
Available to listen to here
An eclectic musical mix in which Trump demonstrates that he might not have “one of the greatest memories of all time” as he purges his contact book and airbrushes his history of those who may be an impediment to his ratings. A very famous guy has so many people claiming to be his friends or family. It’s always important to clear the air.

Music and lyrics by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
Backing Vocals: Sharlotte Gibson, CJ Vanston
Trumpet: Jim Gammon
Drums: Toss Panos
Keyboards, Trombone, all other instruments: CJ Vanston

8. Very Stable Genius(4:09)
Available to listen to here
A power ballad in which Trump vaunts his own intellectual prowess combined with his calm and balanced disposition. When a person refers to himself with that phrase once, it’s newsworthy. When he does it repeatedly, it’s song- worthy.

Music and words by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
BG Vocals: CJ Vanston
Guitars: Marc Bonilla
Drums: Toss Panos
Keyboards, all other instruments: CJ Vanston

9. Number One Son(2:51)
Available to listen to here
An electric chop suey, listing all Donald Jr.’s qualities and Trump’s new-found love for the boy who serves him well. The apple doesn’t fall far from the refrigerator.

Music and lyrics by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
BG Vocals; Sharlotte Gibson, CJ Vanston
Guitars: Marc Bonilla
Drums: Toss Panos
Keyboards, all other instruments: CJ Vanston

10. Alabama (3:22)
Available to listen to here
A southern rock tribute to the state that holds a special place in the President’s “heart.” The trouble with official hurricane forecast maps is that they don’t often include Sharpie additions. When it’s the state that gave your Presidential campaign its kickoff, a Sharpie warning is the least you can do.

Music and lyrics by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
BG Vocals: CJ Vanston
Harmonica: Howard Levy
Guitars: Mark Bonilla
Drums: Toss Panos
Keyboards, all other instruments: CJ Vanston

11. COVID-180 (4:47)
Available to listen to here
Alternating stanzas of pumped-up disco and plaintive folk rock to represent the alternating “up” and “down” approaches taken to the pandemic by the President. Emerson once said, “Petty consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” Trump agrees, though he may not quite understand it.

Music and words by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
BG vocals: Sharlotte Gibson, CJ Vanston
Guitars: Marc Bonilla
Drums: Toss Panos

12. Acquittal (3:58)
Available to listen to here
A “prog rock revenge anthem,” in which the president basks in the sheer vitriolic joy on offer when it’s time to settle scores. When you’re impeached, and survive, the natural human impulse is balls-out revenge.

Music and lyrics by Harry Shearer
Lead Vocal: Harry Shearer
Backing Vocals: Sharlotte Gibson, CJ Vanston
Guitars: Marc Bonilla
Drums: Toss Panos
Keyboards, all other instruments: CJ Vanston

12. He Lies (3:27)

To be released October 23

This is my favorite of the songs right now, I can’t get it out of my head.

And this is the new one:

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