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Crash Test Dummies

"Crash Test Dummies" are a Canadian Folk-Rock group, who were popular in the early 1990s.


In many ways, the origin of Crash Test Dummies is tied to the history of two Winnipeg nightspots, the Spectrum Cabaret and the Blue Note Cafe. These were owned by Curtis Riddell.

In the mid-1980s, Riddell joined with Brad Roberts to form the decidedly less-than-serious bar band, Bad Brad Roberts and the St. James Rhythm Pigs. Over time, the band evolved into the Crash Test Dummies. Ellen Reid and Benjamin Darvill became permanent additions. George West, the original bass player, quit and was replaced by Dan Roberts, Brad's brother. Riddell was replaced by Vince Lambert, who later left, and was replaced by Mitch Dorge around the time that ''The Ghosts that Haunt Me'' was released.


Crash Test Dummies first began to achieve commercial success in Canada with the release of ''The Ghosts that Haunt Me'' in 1991. The album eventually reached quadruple gold sales (400,000) in Canada, largely due to the overwhelming popularity of the smash hit single Superman's Song, which earned the Dummies the 1991 Juno Award for Group of the Year.

However, the Dummies did not re...

years active 1989 – present
origin Winnipeg, Manitoba
country Canada
status Unknown
music genre Rock music
current members Brad Roberts
Ellen Reid
Dan Roberts
Mitch Dorge
Benjamin Darvill
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