The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" is a single by XTC from their 1992 album Nonsuch. The song was covered and released as a single by Crash Test Dummies in 1995 for the soundtrack to the film Dumb and Dumber. The Crash Test Dummies version differs slightly to the XTC version, omitting the second verse. The song follows the story of Peter Pumpkinhead, a man who comes to an unspecified town, "spreading wisdom and cash around".
Album: XTC "Nonsuch" -. G. C. Peter Pumpkinhead came to town. Peter Pumpkinhead pulled them all Emptied churches and shopping malls When he spoke it would raise the roof Peter Pumpkinhead told the truth. Peter Pumpkinhead put to shame Governments who would slur his name Plots and sex scandals failed outright Peter merely said, "Any kind of love is all all right". Peter Pumpkinhead was too good Had him nailed to a chunk of wood He died grinning on live TV Hanging there he looked a lot like you, and an awful lot like me! C. D.
Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead 2001 Digital Remaster. Appears on the albums. Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles Collection 1977 - 1992. XTC. Digital Remaster.
Read or print original The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead lyrics 2019 updated! Peter Pumpkinhead came to town, Spreading wisdom and cash. Album Nonsuch (1992). by XTC. Label Virgin. Hooray for Peter Pumpkin Who'll pray for Peter Pumpkin Hooray for.
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Features Song Lyrics for XTC's The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead album. XTC - The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead Album Lyrics. 2. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (LP version) Lyrics. 3. Always Winter Never Christmas (demo) Lyrics.
XTC is solely a studio band and has not toured since the very early '80s due to Andy Partridge's extreme stage fright, which unpleasantly manifested at the very beginning of their first American tour (supporting their English Settlement album). More songs from XTC. More songs with boys' names in the title. More songs about political figures. Michael from Pittsburgh, PaOf course the video for the song quite clearly portrayed Peter Pumpkinhead as John Kennedy, most notably at the moment of his assasination. There is no doubt that the song is on some level about JFK, or at least that the band had no problems with it being perceived that way. A good song by an underrated band.
Watch the video for The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead from XTC's Upsy Daisy Assortment for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Upsy Daisy Assortment. Also featured on. +6 other releases. Peter Pumpkinhead came to town Spreading wisdom and cash around Fed the starving and housed the poor Showed the Vatican what gold'. iscuss these lyrics on MetroLyrics. fm Alternative Xmas Playlist. Streams & Releases Grimes Returns With 'We Appreciate Power'. fm's Latest: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Foxwarren, SUMif and More.
|1||The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead||4:54|
|3||Down A Peg (Demo)||2:35|
|4||The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (Demo)||4:41|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
- Glass Mastered At – Nimbus
- Engineer – Barry Hammond
- Mixed By – Nick Davis
- Producer – Gus Dudgeon
- Written-By – Andy Partridge (tracks: 1, 4), Colin Moulding (tracks: 2, 3)
NotesIssued in a J-card case.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5012980141524
- Matrix / Runout: VSCDT 1415. |:2 :MASTERED BY NIMBUS:
- Other (distribution code): PM 515
|115 418, VS 1415||XTC||The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (7", Single)||Virgin, Virgin||115 418, VS 1415||Europe||1992|
|GEFCS-19124||XTC||The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (Cass, Single)||Virgin, Geffen Records||GEFCS-19124||US||1992|
|VSCDG 1415, 665 435||XTC||The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (CD, Single)||Virgin, Virgin||VSCDG 1415, 665 435||UK||1992|
|PRO-CD-4394||XTC||The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (CD, Promo)||Geffen Records||PRO-CD-4394||US||1992|
|VSC 1415||XTC||The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead (Cass, Single)||Virgin||VSC 1415||UK||1992|