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CBGB Forever

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Intended to help defray the legal costs of Hilly Kristal's sadly unsuccessful efforts to keep America's first and greatest punk dive CBGB alive on New York's Bowery, CBGB Forever is a collection of 14 punk tunes from bands both new and old. Or at least that seems to be the idea, but it's an open question if Velvet Revolver or Audioslave have ever had much to do with punk rock, and while Good Charlotte at least dress the part, putting them on the same disc with the Ramones and the Dead Boys only points out how far they stray from the musical ideal. While a handful of CBGB veterans are on board Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Blondie and the Dead Boys, there are also a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Intended to help defray the legal costs of Hilly Kristal's sadly unsuccessful efforts to keep America's first and greatest punk dive CBGB alive on New York's Bowery, CBGB Forever is a collection of 14 punk tunes from bands both new and old. Or at least that seems to be the idea, but it's an open question if Velvet Revolver or Audioslave have ever had much to do with punk rock, and while Good Charlotte at least dress the part, putting them on the same disc with the Ramones and the Dead Boys only points out how far they stray from the musical ideal. While a handful of CBGB veterans are on board Ramones, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, Blondie and the Dead Boys, there are also a few bands paying tribute to their punk forefathers, and though Foo Fighters deliver a surprisingly delightful version of "Danny Says," it's hard to say what U2 were thinking when they recorded "Beat on the Brat" and who would ever guess you'd have proof that Joey Ramone could outsing Bono?. And while you won't doubt for a second that Green Day and Rancid were down for the cause, they sound slightly out of place compared to the older folks. CBGB Forever is well intentioned as all get out, but it's also kind of a mess, though it's hard not to love any disc that has the Ramones' "Bonzo Goes to Bitberg," the Damned's "New Rose" and the Dead Boys' "Sonic Reducer" on it or fine liner notes from the eternally cool Lenny Kaye.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • Label: Wicked Cool Record
  • UPC: 856385001718
  • Catalog Number: 500171
  • Sales rank: 271,189

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Favorite Son (2:12)
  2. 2 Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie (2:20)
  3. 3 Danny Says (2:58)
  4. 4 My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) (3:55)
  5. 5 Beat on the Brat - U2 (2:34)
  6. 6 Life During Wartime (3:40)
  7. 7 Mountain (4:31)
  8. 8 Till Victory (2:46)
  9. 9 Time Bomb - Rancid (2:25)
  10. 10 New Rose (2:42)
  11. 11 Cochise (3:42)
  12. 12 I Don't Understand (3:33)
  13. 13 Do It for the Kids (3:57)
  14. 14 Sonic Reducer (3:06)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
David Byrne Composer
David Thomas Composer
Stiv Bators Composer
Genya Ravan Producer, Audio Production
Rancid Audio Production
Andy Babiuk Composer
Jean Beauvoir Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Johnny Blitz Composer
Cheetah Chrome Composer
Chris Cornell Composer
Green Day Composer
Jimmy Iovine Producer, Audio Production
Brian James Composer
Lenny Kaye Composer, Liner Notes
Nick Lowe Producer, Audio Production
Jeff Magnum Composer
Duff McKagan Composer
Tom Morello Composer
Greg Prevost Composer
Joey Ramone Composer
Dee Dee Ramone Composer
Johnny Ramone Composer, Author
Tommy Ramone Composer
Rick Rubin Producer, Audio Production
Slash Composer
Patti Smith Composer
Matt Sorum Composer
Eric Valentine Audio Production
Steven Van Zandt Composer
Scott Weiland Composer
Brad Wilk Composer
Jimmy Zero Composer
Foo Fighters Producer
Rob Cavallo Producer
Jerry Finn Producer, Audio Production
Mike Hedges Producer, Audio Production
Dave Kushner Composer
Nick Raskulinecz Producer
Josh Abraham Producer
Doug Colvin Composer
John Cummings Composer
Billie Joe Armstrong Composer
Arturo Vega Artwork
Joel Madden Composer
Audioslave Audio Production
Benji Madden Composer
Ramone Audio Production
Little Steven Producer, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Louis Arzonico Artwork
Jack Lee Audio Production
Josh Arabam Audio Production
Billie Jose Armstrong Audio Production
Jeffrey Hyman Composer
Douglas Colvin Audio Production
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