Tribute to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Tribute to Yeah Yeah Yeahs

     
 

Big Eye hired a bundle of New York area hopefuls for this Yeah Yeah Yeahs tribute. This is better than the company's usual tack of letting studio types tumble lamely through the material; however, some of the stylistic choices are a little off. A tribute to Karen O's crew is suspect anyway, given the band's short shelf life.See more details below

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Big Eye hired a bundle of New York area hopefuls for this Yeah Yeah Yeahs tribute. This is better than the company's usual tack of letting studio types tumble lamely through the material; however, some of the stylistic choices are a little off. A tribute to Karen O's crew is suspect anyway, given the band's short shelf life. Nevertheless, here it is. Undermine X obliterates the inky sheen and curiously strong emotions of "Maps," twisting it into generically jocular alt metal. High Tigers do a better job with "Our Time," respecting the original's dynamics but giving it a slight punk/emo spin, and while the New York No Stars' Meghan White sounds remarkably like O, she and her band somehow turn "Y Control" into No Doubt while still staying close to the original. You have to hear it to believe it. Tribute to Yeah Yeah Yeahs shifts gears in its second half. The "Roots of" portion includes what seems to be a live version of Nico's "All Tomorrow's Parties," as well as two relics of the '80s L.A. death rock scene in .45 Grave and Super Heroines. (Clarifying the misleading liner note upsell, the latter's connection to Hole comes via Heroines bassist Jill Emery. In other words, there's no real connection to this comp.) Ultimately, Tribute to Yeah Yeah Yeahs is probably of worth more to fans of the groups involved than the one being feted.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
Label:
Big Eye Music
UPC:
0666496438521
catalogNumber:
4385
Rank:
346110

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Eng   Guitar
Aaron Brooks   Drums
J. Nicholas   Bass
Anthony Esposito   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Joe Rizzo   Drums,Vocals
Mike "Taster" Mirabella   Guitar
Ben Shapiro   Guitar,Vocals
Ray Greene   Drums
James Coyle   Guitar
Russ Rogers   Bass,Vocals
Phil Tucciarone   Drums
Morgan Adams   Vocals
Louie Gasparro   Drums
Meg Wolf   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lou Reed   Composer
Fred Coury   Producer
Jill Emery   Composer
Anthony Esposito   Producer,Engineer
Joe Rizzo   Composer
Jim Nash   Producer
Eric Klinger   Mastering

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