Double Shot: Pop Alternative

Double Shot: Pop Alternative

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Alternative pop
ock is as vague and far-reaching a term as new wave was in the late '70s and early '80s. In the 1990s, the term was used to describe everyone from No Doubt, Liz Phair, and Chumbawamba to Beck, Veruca Salt,

Overview

Alternative pop
ock is as vague and far-reaching a term as new wave was in the late '70s and early '80s. In the 1990s, the term was used to describe everyone from No Doubt, Liz Phair, and Chumbawamba to Beck, Veruca Salt, Material Issue, and Ben Folds Five. A two-CD set that K-Tel put out in early 2000, Double Shot: Pop Alternative doesn't contain anything by any of those artists but uses many other artists to remind us just how broad a range of music was defined as alternative pop
ock in the 1990s. A few of K-Tel's choices were recorded in the late '80s -- including the B-52s' "Roam" and Morrissey's "Everyday Is Like Sunday" -- but for the most part, this compilation focuses on the 1990s. Anyone who seriously followed alternative pop
ock during that decade should be familiar with favorites that range from Letters to Cleo's "Here and Now," the Lemonheads' "It's a Shame About Ray" and Duncan Sheik's "Barely Breathing" to Belly's "Feed the Tree," Nada Surf's "Popular," and the Flaming Lips' goofy "She Don't Use Jelly." Female singer/songwriters aren't neglected on this collection, and the Lillith Fair crowd is nicely represented by Beth Orton's "Best Bit," Paula Cole's "Saturn Girl," Juliana Hatfield's "My Sister," and Jill Sobule's "I Kissed a Girl" (which became an anthem in the lesbian community). To really tell the story of alternative pop
ock in the 1990s, K-Tel would have needed to assemble a huge box set. But Double Shot: Pop Alternative doesn't pretend to tell the whole story -- instead, it touches on some of the decade's alternative highlights and does so with decent-to-excellent results.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2000
Label:
K-Tel
UPC:
0022775646528
catalogNumber:
6465

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flaming Lips   Track Performer
INXS   Track Performer
Jill Sobule   Track Performer
Freedy Johnston   Track Performer
Belly   Track Performer
Madder Rose   Track Performer
Letters to Cleo   Track Performer
Paula Cole   Track Performer
Lemonheads   Track Performer
Morrissey   Track Performer
Duncan Sheik   Track Performer
Geggy Tah   Track Performer
Beth Orton   Track Performer
Son Volt   Track Performer
Bif Naked   Track Performer
Cibo Matto   Track Performer
Nada Surf   Track Performer
Beth Hart   Track Performer
Owsley   Track Performer
Juliana Hatfield Three   Track Performer
Nerf Herder   Track Performer
Dot Allison   Track Performer
Wilson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Flaming Lips   Composer
New Order   Composer
Fred Schneider   Composer
Morrissey   Composer
Kate Pierson   Composer
Stephen Street   Composer
Keith Strickland   Composer
Cindy Wilson   Composer
Beth Orton   Composer
Bernard Sumner   Composer
Robert Waldrop   Composer

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