20 More Explosive Fantastic Rockin' Mega Smash Hit Explosions!

20 More Explosive Fantastic Rockin' Mega Smash Hit Explosions!

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Pravda's sequel to their first compilation of K-Tel cover songs has, like its predecessor, as many hits as misses. To be sure, some of the songs weren't all that great to begin with -- how could any artist hope to transform Donny and Marie Osmond's "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" into something more substantial? Well, John Wesley Harding and Kelly

Overview

Pravda's sequel to their first compilation of K-Tel cover songs has, like its predecessor, as many hits as misses. To be sure, some of the songs weren't all that great to begin with -- how could any artist hope to transform Donny and Marie Osmond's "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock & Roll" into something more substantial? Well, John Wesley Harding and Kelly Hogan give it a shot, but there's only so much they can do (including changing a few of the lyrics). The stronger numbers, however -- particularly those that have been covered with some degree of respect -- seem to fare the best. The Posies' "O-o-h Child" (the Five Stairsteps), for instance, is quite faithful to the original. If a bit less soulful, it still glows with the Beatle-esque harmonies that have long distinguished the careers of Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow. The Smithereens' take on Ringo Starr's "It Don't Come Easy" is another good fit between song and performer. Neither cover is better than the original, but no matter. On the other end of the spectrum, the Dayglo Abortions cover Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs" in an off-hand (and off-key) punk rock style that adds little to the mawkish original. Most of the rest of the contributions, from the likes of King Missile, Wilco, the Fastbacks, etc., fall between the two extremes.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/1994
Label:
Pravda Records
UPC:
0727321634225
catalogNumber:
6342

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Milo Binder   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Dash Rip Rock   Track Performer
Fastbacks   Track Performer
John Wesley Harding   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Poi Dog Pondering   Track Performer
Posies   Track Performer
Smithereens   Track Performer
Squirrels   Track Performer
Trip Shakespeare   Track Performer
Uncle Tupelo   Track Performer
Head Candy   Track Performer
King Missile   Track Performer
Scott McCaughey   Background Vocals
2 Nice Girls   Track Performer
Craig Ferguson   Bass
Lulu   Guitar,Vocals
Spud   Bass
Goober & the Peas   Track Performer
John S. Hall   Vocals
Joey Kline   Guitar,Vocals
Coal Porters   Track Performer
Enormous Richard   Track Performer
Javelin Boot   Track Performer
Susan Voelz   Violin
Jon Auer   Guitar,Vocals
Kurt Bloch   Guitar
Billy Block   Percussion,Drums
Jon Blondell   Trombone
Dave Crawford   Organ,Trumpet
Jim Currie   Rhythm Guitar
Detroit Symphony Strings   Strings,Background Vocals
Dennis Diken   Drums,Vocals
Jay Farrar   Guitar,Vocals
Marcus Fuller   Laughs
Sid Griffin   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Guinn   Drums
Michael Heidorn   Drums
Tom Hendrickson   Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Daren Hess   Drums
Kelly Hogan   Chimes,Vocals,Track Performer,Wind Chimes
Bruce Hughes   Bass,Vocals
Andy Kaulkin   Keyboards
Kim   Bass,Vocals
Randell Kirsch   Organ,Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Recorder,Background Vocals
Kurt   Guitar
Damian Lang   Drums
Scott Mathews   Multi Instruments,Band
David Mider   Drums,Vocals
Goober Miller   Vocals
Rob Morgan   Vocals,Voices,Dialogue
Roger Murdock   Drums
Mike Musburger   Drums
John Nelson   Percussion
Mark Nichols   Keyboards,Vocals
Dan O'Neill   Guitar,Vocals
Frank Orrall   Vocals
Blake Patterson   Bass,Vocals
Fred Remmert   Keyboards
Ken Stringfellow   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jimmy Thomas   Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Tweedy   Bass,Vocals
Conrad Uno   Background Vocals
Kim Warnick   Bass,Vocals
Dan Wilson   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Xefos   Bass,Keyboards
LuAnn Olson   Background Vocals
Jim Babjak   Guitar,Vocals
Pat DiNizio   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Mike Mesaros   Bass,Vocals
J. Levine   Track Performer
Rusty   Drums
Dave Rick   Guitar
Gretchen Phillips   Background Vocals
Chris Buessem   Guitar,Vocals
Brian Henneman   Guitar,Vocals
John Munson   Bass,Vocals
Ian Thomson   Bass,Vocals
Michael Miller   Drums
Ted Cho   Guitar
Day Glo Abortions   Track Performer
Phantom Helmsmen   Track Performer
Chris King   Vocals
Frank Mundo   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Doug Roberson   Guitar,Mandolin
Chris Bess   Piano,Accordion,Background Vocals,Vibraslap
Ned "Hoaky" Hickel   Guitar,Vocals
Elaine Harris   Drums
John Schmidt   Vocals
Adam Sultan   Guitar
Tim Fowler   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Steve Gerlach   Guitar,Vocals
Tom Gerlach   Bass,Vocals
John Carpender   Drums
Gwen Dracus   Drums
Debbie Gidley   Vocals,Vibraslap
Cathy Korniloff   Background Vocals
Jay Lauterwasser   Bass,Background Vocals,Laughs
Chris "Lucky Dog" Luckette   Drums,Vocals
Rachel Rodham   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Sangster   Guitar,Vocals
Ping Tallendyk   Guitar
Jim Vallet   Bass
Susan Voeltz   Violin
Sally Zuckerman   Keyboards
Bill Davis   Guitar,Vocals
RK   Background Vocals
Bonehead   Drums
Sportsman Smith   Drums,Vocals,Voices
Bill Haller   Drums
M.B.   Background Vocals
Frampton Brothers   Group,Track Performer
Ed Masley   Guitar,Vocals
Sean Lally   Guitar,Background Vocals
John H.R. Mills   Saxophone
Cretin   Guitar,Vocals
Rusty   Drums
Dave Vandervoort   Bass
Jim Viner   Drums
Rich Skubish   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Roderick Dillon   Piano
Scott Roeuer   Electric Guitar
Jim "Shorty" Currie   Rhythm Guitar
Detroit Philharmonic Orchestra   Strings
Danielle Jewell   Bass,Vocals
Taylor Joy   Background Vocals
Mary Anne Merrick Mundo   Flute,Recorder,Vocals
Michael "Hoss" Miller   Bass
Matt Fuller   Drums,Background Vocals
John Mills   Saxophone
Matt Wilson   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Dash Rip Rock   Producer
Fastbacks   Contributor
Posies   Producer
Smithereens   Contributor
Squirrels   Producer
Trip Shakespeare   Contributor
Uncle Tupelo   Contributor
Head Candy   Contributor
King Missile   Contributor
John Hall   Composer
Goober & the Peas   Contributor
Coal Porters   Contributor
Enormous Richard   Contributor
Javelin Boot   Producer
Jon Auer   Engineer
Kurt Bloch   Producer,Engineer
Phil Bonnet   Engineer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Agnetha Fältskog   Composer
Dave Feeny   Engineer
Kenn Goodman   Executive Producer
Sid Griffin   Producer
Randell Kirsch   Producer,Engineer
Scott Mathews   Producer
Rob Morgan   Engineer
Rick Mosher   Executive Producer
Fred Remmert   Engineer
Jimmy Thomas   Engineer,Impersonations
Conrad Uno   Producer,Engineer
Johanna Hall   Composer
J. Levine   Contributor
Jack Petracek   Producer
Day Glo Abortions   Contributor
Phantom Helmsmen   Contributor
Frank Mundo   Programming
Mike Mayeax   Producer
Anni-Frid Lyngstad   Composer
Cretin   Producer
Coffee Creek   Producer
Bon Phillips   Producer

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