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Athens, GA. Inside/Out [CD/DVD]
     

Athens, GA. Inside/Out [CD/DVD]

 
As the spawning ground for alternative rock icons like R.E.M. and the B-52's as well as everyone from jam band roadhogs Widespread Panic to latter-day indie rock favorites like the Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, and Of Montreal, the college town of

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As the spawning ground for alternative rock icons like R.E.M. and the B-52's as well as everyone from jam band roadhogs Widespread Panic to latter-day indie rock favorites like the Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, and Of Montreal, the college town of Athens, GA, has long reigned as one of the musical epicenters of the U.S. At its creative peak, the scene was the subject of the 1987 documentary Athens, GA Inside/Out, which deftly juxtaposed concert footage from landmarks like the 40 Watt Club and the Uptown Lounge alongside interview clips with local icons like R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe (illustrating "Popeye boxing") and Peter Buck (in his bathrobe and pajamas) in addition to famed outsider artist Howard Finster; the accompanying soundtrack remains an equally definitive portrait of the moment in question, assembling 13 tracks from both the heavyweights and the lightweights of the mid-'80s Athens musical community. R.E.M.'s acoustic readings of the Everly Brothers chestnut "(All I Have to Do Is) Dream" and the Life's Rich Pageant track "Swan Swan H" are the unqualified highlights, recorded in the same Lucy Cobb Chapel where the band once lived as squatters; Love Tractor's live instrumental "Pretty" lives up to its title, while the Pylon studio entry "Stop It" reaffirms their reputation among Athens' true greats. Of the lesser lights, the little-known Squalls deserved better, at least if their infectious opener "Na, Na, Na, Na" is any indication, while the truly annoying Time Toy should consider themselves lucky to be mentioned in the same breath with any of the aforementioned acts.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Omnivore Recordings
UPC:
0816651012442
catalogNumber:
101244
Rank:
24683

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Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Pylon   Composer
Love Tractor   Composer
Kilkenny Cats   Composer
Squalls   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Peter Buck   Composer
Bill Cody   Video Producer
John Keane   Original Mix
Mike Mills   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Michael Stipe   Composer
Trent Allen   Composer
Brian Cooke   Original Mix
Barry Marler   Composer
James Williamson   Composer
Bill Berry   Composer
Drew Worsham   Composer
Patrick Milligan   Reissue Producer
Bar-B-Q Killers   Composer
Ron Scarselli   Layout
Time Toy   Composer
Bryan George   Licensing
Jet-Tones   Composer
Adam Wolfe   Video Editor
Brad Rosenberger   Reissue Producer
Jim Herbert   Cinematography
Haynes Collins   Composer
Tony Gayton   Director,Writer,Filmmaker

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