- Released: October 12, 1993
- Label: Arista
Entertainment Weekly - 11/19/93, p.92
"...[Crash Test Dummies] sport a winsome, often pastoral, folk-pop that's oddly juxtaposed with Brad Robert's baritone vocals...the Dummies may prove to be too darn nice for American audiences and their band's own name..." - Rating: B-
- 1.God Shuffled His Feet
- 2.Afternoons and Coffeespoons
- 3.Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
- 4.In the Days of the Caveman
- 5.Swimming in Your Ocean
- 6.Here I Stand Before Me
- 7.I Think I'll Disappear Now
- 8.How Does a Duck Know?
- 9.When I Go Out With Artists
- 10.The Psychic
- 11.Two Knights and Maidens
Crash Test Dummies: Brad Roberts (vocals, guitar, piano); Benjamin Darvill (mandolin, harmonica); Ellen Reid (piano, keyboards, accordion, background vocals); Dan Roberts (bass guitar, synth-bass); Michel Dorge (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Adrian Belew (guitar); Larry Beers (drums); Kerry Nation (background vocals).
Producers: Jerry Harrison, Crash Test Dummies.
Recorded at Music Head Recording, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; DV Productions, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mindscape, Chicago, Illinois.
Crash Test Dummies was nominated for Best New Artist, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" was nominated for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, and GOD SHUFFLED HIS FEET was nominated for Best Alternative Music Performance in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.
Thanks to Jerry Harrison's remarkably clear and focused production, Crash Test Dummies' second album became a surprise hit. Apart from the relatively concise pop smarts of the singles "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" and "Afternoons and Coffeespoons," God Shuffled His Feet isn't all that different from the band's first album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine