Artist's Choice: Below the Radio

Artist's Choice: Below the Radio

by Grandaddy
     
 

Twee-jawed indie hippies Grandaddy deliver a pleasantly useless mixtape with Artist's Choice: Below the Radio. Featuring a predictable grab bag of similarly lo-fi precious moments rock, the compilation is primarily lead Grandad Jason Lytle's doing and it plays like a K-Tel commercial for Gen X sad sack-ism. Avoiding any messy iconoclasm, Lytle handpicks variousSee more details below

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Twee-jawed indie hippies Grandaddy deliver a pleasantly useless mixtape with Artist's Choice: Below the Radio. Featuring a predictable grab bag of similarly lo-fi precious moments rock, the compilation is primarily lead Grandad Jason Lytle's doing and it plays like a K-Tel commercial for Gen X sad sack-ism. Avoiding any messy iconoclasm, Lytle handpicks various "If you like us, you should really hear this" tracks by Beulah, Earlimart, and others. He's even supplied track-by-track soliloquies written in a conversational tone on why he picked each song. On Beck -- who's "We Live Again" kicks off the disc -- he writes, "a living legend in my eyes," while the Handsome Family's "I Fell" brings on scenes of being "Lost in the out of doors, dementia, and love" and Blonde Redhead's "For the Damaged" reads simply, "Chills..." Although titled Below the Radio, it's hard to argue that artists like Beck and Pavement are exactly left, right, below, or otherwise of the mainstream radio dial. That said, your average Urban Outfitters indie kid might not have yet caught Little Wings' sublimely dippy "Sand Canyon" or waxed rural over Virgil Shaw's depresso alt-country anthem "Twisted Layer." And Lytle has at least chosen lesser-heard album tracks, avoiding any overplayed hits. Considering that most Grandaddy fan faithful probably already own this stuff, Below the Radio largely plays as a big love letter from Lytle to the bands he admires. In the end, that's pretty cool.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
Ultra Records
UPC:
0617465123627
catalogNumber:
1236

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Grandaddy   Primary Artist
Jason Lytle   Vocals

Technical Credits

Beck   Composer,Producer
Greg Freeman   Producer
Dave Fridmann   Producer
John Parish   Producer
Jeff Peters   Producer
Nigel Godrich   Producer
Howe Gelb   Producer
Stephen Malkmus   Composer
Brett Sparks   Composer
Dave Kaplan   Executive Producer
Rennie Sparks   Composer
Dave McConnell   Producer
Beulah   Producer
Garret Lee   Producer
Virgil Shaw   Composer
Gary Lightbody   Composer
Mark McClelland   Composer
Jason Lytle   Producer
Shon Sullivan   Composer
Jonny Quinn   Composer
Patrick Noel   Composer
Rusty Miller   Composer,Producer
Eric Johnson   Composer
Aaron Espinoza   Composer
Nathan Connolly   Composer

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