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Fortune Cookie Prize: A Tribute to Beat Happening
     

Fortune Cookie Prize: A Tribute to Beat Happening

 
Other bands sold more records, earned greater media attention, and enjoyed more fanatical followings, but anyone doubting the massive impact and influence of Olympia, WA, love rock pioneers Beat Happening need look no further than the excellent Fortune Cookie Prize, a tribute album organized by the Simple Machines label boasting

Overview

Other bands sold more records, earned greater media attention, and enjoyed more fanatical followings, but anyone doubting the massive impact and influence of Olympia, WA, love rock pioneers Beat Happening need look no further than the excellent Fortune Cookie Prize, a tribute album organized by the Simple Machines label boasting contributions from many of the premier Amerindie acts of the early '90s. A benefit for the Sasha Bruce Youthwork agency for troubled teens, the disc captures its moment in time to perfection -- Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon and Sebadoh's Lou Barlow are the marquee names, but it's the inclusion of unsung heroes like the Cannanes, Scrawl, Love Child, and Fish & Roses which truly evoke the uncompromising indie spirit that Beat Happening so utterly embodied. The songs are all well-chosen, among them underground classics like "Bad Seeds," "Black Candy," and "Nancy Sin," although it's surprising that "Indian Summer," which has since emerged as something of an indie pop standard, wasn't targeted. It's also worth noting the breadth of the band's influence outside of the musical sphere -- no doubt inspired by Calvin Johnson's K Records imprint, many of the artists spotlighted on Fortune Cookie Prize launched their own D.I.Y. labels, among them concerns like Superchunk's Merge, Unrest's Teenbeat, and, of course, Simple Machines itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/27/1993
Label:
Simple Machines
UPC:
0723248602521
catalogNumber:
7

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scrawl   Track Performer
Love Child   Track Performer
Superchunk   Track Performer
Velocity Girl   Track Performer
Lou Barlow   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Bulgrien   Drums
Bridget Cross   Bass
Epic Soundtracks   Drums
Kim Gordon   Vocals
Phil Krauth   Drums
Alan Licht   Guitar
Thurston Moore   Guitar
Wade Neal   Guitar
Aaron Stauffer   Vocals
Clint Werner   Guitar
Jenny Toomey   Vocals
Marcy Mays   Guitar,Vocals
Mac McCaughan   Guitar
Sarah Shannon   Vocals
Laura Ballance   Bass,Vocals
Sue Harshe   Bass,Vocals
Chuck Garrison   Drums
Rebecca Odes   Guitar,Vocals
Kelly Riles   Guitar
Archie Moore   Bass
Stephen O'Neil   Guitar
Whorl   Track Performer
Frances Gibson   Bass
David Nichols   Drums,Vocals
Jim Wilbur   Guitar
Carolyn O'Leary   Drums
Steve Jackson   Drums
John Atkins   Bass

Technical Credits

Sue Garner   Contributor
John Henderson   Liner Notes
Eli Janney   Engineer
Trisha Matthews   Contributor
Wharton Tiers   Engineer
Jenny Toomey   Liner Notes
Jim Waters   Engineer
Bob Fay   Contributor
Cannanes   Producer
Johnnie Bassett   Producer
Charles Bennington   Engineer
Barrett Jones   Engineer
Kristin Thomson   Liner Notes
Rebecca Odes   Feedback
Treiops Treyfid   Engineer
Tae Won Yu   Artwork
David Sutter   Contributor
Brian   Contributor

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