Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 1

Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 1

     
 
Little Steven Van Zandt hangs out with Bruce Springsteen, James Gandolfini and Handsome Dick Manitoba on a regular basis, which would make it a safe bet that he has a higher cool factor than the average guy, so if he says that these 15 tunes are the coolest songs in the world, we can believe

Overview

Little Steven Van Zandt hangs out with Bruce Springsteen, James Gandolfini and Handsome Dick Manitoba on a regular basis, which would make it a safe bet that he has a higher cool factor than the average guy, so if he says that these 15 tunes are the coolest songs in the world, we can believe him, right? As far as this compilation goes, Van Zandt's circle of friends isn't as important as the fact he hosts one of the best syndicated radio shows in America, Little Steven's Underground Garage, and if his taste in nuevo garage rock isn't flawless, it's good enough that this CD rocks with consistent strength and enthusiasm. Van Zandt covers a broad range of garage-centric acts here, from the very retro vibe of veterans the Chesterfield Kings to the epochal fuzztone of unsung guitar hero Davie Allan and the soulful vibe of Reigning Sound, and he's willing to put relative little-knowns Mr. Brown and Cotton Mather next to relative big names Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and the Mooney Suzuki. While there aren't any out and out duds here, Van Zandt does seem to have a fondness for garage formalism, and there are just enough songs following the familiar teenage sneer template that this get a bit samey in the middle innings. But there's no arguing Little Steven knows a good single when he hears one, and there are 15 songs here that would be topping the AM charts in a better world. This isn't going to change your life the way Lenny Kaye's Nuggets compilation did, but it'll give you something good to listen to while waiting for the next installment of the Underground Garage to air.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
Label:
Wicked Cool Record
UPC:
0856385001725
catalogNumber:
500172
Rank:
204007

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Davie Allan   Guitar,Vocals
Andy Babiuk   Bass
Mark McMurtry   Bass,Background Vocals
Greg Prevost   Vocals
Robert Harrison   Guitar,Vocals
Alex Greene   Organ,Guitar,Vocals
Greg Roberson   Drums
Evan Foster   Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Vocals
Robert Turner   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Adam Renshaw   Drums,Background Vocals
César Vidal   Guitar,Vocals
Nicky C.   Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
Scott Ballew   Drums
Hans Rotenberry   Guitar,Theremin,Vocals
Greg Cartwright   Guitar,Vocals
Dana Myzer   Drums
Joakim Åhlund   Guitar,Vocals
Nick Jago   Percussion,Drums
David Winogrond   Percussion,Drums
Josh Gravelin   Bass
Trey Tidwell   Keyboards
Graham Tyler   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Bangs   Bass,Vocals
Bruce Wagner   Bass,Trumpet,Keyboards,Vocals
Mike Boise   Drums
Jason Reavis   Drums,Background Vocals
Jared McKinney   Organ,Vocals
Patrick Keeler   Drums
Peter Lind Hayes   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Craig Fox   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Coates Smith   Bongos,Maracas,Tambourine,Vocals
Nino Keller   Drums,Vocals
Whit Williams   Guitar
Brian Olive   Guitar,Vocals
Sammy James   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Jack Lawrence   Bass
Steve Davis   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Davie Allan   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Charms   Audio Production
Andy Babiuk   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Albert Caiati   Engineer
John Curley   Audio Production
Jim Diamond   Audio Production
Brad Jones   Audio Production
Rick Miller   Audio Production
Greg Prevost   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Robert Harrison   Composer
Richard Marr   Audio Production
Evan Foster   Composer
Johnny Sangster   Producer,Audio Production
Mooney Suzuki   Composer
César Vidal   Composer
Hans Rotenberry   Composer
Greg Cartwright   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Joakim Åhlund   Composer,Producer
Klas Åhlund   Producer,Audio Production
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club   Composer,Audio Production
Greenhornes   Composer
Little Steven   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Louis Arzonico   Artwork
Sammy James   Composer
Green Hornes   Audio Production
Hard Pawnshop Daddy   Audio Production
Peter Bowman   Producer

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