Alternative Evolution

Alternative Evolution

     
 
Alternative Evolution is yet another compilation of (mostly) '80s new wave hits marketed the roots of alternative rock. While it may be true that several artists featured here were popular on college radio (Toad the Wet Sprocket, Psychedelic Furs), and while many of the songs have the quirkiness common to the less mainstream side of new wave, this

Overview

Alternative Evolution is yet another compilation of (mostly) '80s new wave hits marketed the roots of alternative rock. While it may be true that several artists featured here were popular on college radio (Toad the Wet Sprocket, Psychedelic Furs), and while many of the songs have the quirkiness common to the less mainstream side of new wave, this synth-pop-heavy collection doesn't clearly demonstrate a link to the guitar-oriented sound that dominated most American alternative rock even prior to the music's commercial explosion in 1991. That said, it's a pretty decent ten-track sampler, with Toad the Wet Sprocket's "All I Want" the only cut that couldn't really be called new wave. A number of these songs have been anthologized elsewhere, yet still feel underexposed, making this a solid, budget-minded addition to listeners who don't have Rhino's Just Can't Get Enough series.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2000
Label:
Sony Special Product
UPC:
0079895010722
catalogNumber:
50107

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Adam Ant   Track Performer
Dave Edmunds   Track Performer
Billy Idol   Track Performer
Psychedelic Furs   Track Performer
'Til Tuesday   Track Performer
Toad the Wet Sprocket   Track Performer
After the Fire   Track Performer
JoBoxers   Track Performer
Nails   Track Performer
Voices Carry   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tommy Shaw   Composer
Aimee Mann   Composer
Tim Butler   Composer
Dean Dinning   Composer
Randy Guss   Composer
Michael Hausman   Composer
Robert Holmes   Composer
Todd Nichols   Composer
Joey Pesce   Composer
Glen Phillips   Composer
Eddie Wilner   Executive Producer

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