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Fried Glass Onions: Memphis Rocks the Beatles, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The back cover liner notes on this disc state "It's no secret that the Beatles were influenced by Memphis -- America's musical crossroads and birthplace of rock 'n' roll." That statement is certainly true enough, but the trouble with Fried Glass Onions, Vol. 3: Memphis Rocks the Beatles, Vol. 3, in which a handful of Memphis-based acts tackle classic Beatles numbers, offers precious little in the way of the rockabilly or soul sounds that captivated the Fab Four back in the day. While David Brookings' cover of "I'll Cry Instead" has a nice Sun Records feel, the closest thing to blues here is Crazy & the Crutch's overblown take on "Love Me Do," and the arena level bombast...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The back cover liner notes on this disc state "It's no secret that the Beatles were influenced by Memphis -- America's musical crossroads and birthplace of rock 'n' roll." That statement is certainly true enough, but the trouble with Fried Glass Onions, Vol. 3: Memphis Rocks the Beatles, Vol. 3, in which a handful of Memphis-based acts tackle classic Beatles numbers, offers precious little in the way of the rockabilly or soul sounds that captivated the Fab Four back in the day. While David Brookings' cover of "I'll Cry Instead" has a nice Sun Records feel, the closest thing to blues here is Crazy & the Crutch's overblown take on "Love Me Do," and the arena level bombast of Steve Selvidge's "She Said, She Said"; the metal guitar mauling of Rabid Villain's "Don't Let Me Down" and the sub-Joe Satriani instrumental overkill of Tim Simmons' "Eleanor Rigby" are more typical of the wrong-headed interpretations that dominate this disc. And while those are the low points of the album, most of the rest of Memphis Rocks the Beatles is either faithful enough to be pleasant but unchallenging (such as "When I Get Home" by Ross Rice) or a rethink that lacks the confidence to bring anything really revelatory to the material (like Van Duren's slightly rocked-up take on "Hey Bulldog"). And significantly, there's not a hint here of the Anglophile power pop of Memphis bands like Big Star or the Scruffs, who took the Beatles' influence and made something new out of it. Only the most obsessive collectors of Beatles' spin-offs need to go out of their way to check this out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Label: Inside Sounds
  • UPC: 781371053122
  • Catalog Number: 531
  • Sales rank: 324,825

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Me Do - Crazy & The Crutch (2:41)
  2. 2 I'll Cry Instead (2:07)
  3. 3 She Said She Said (2:44)
  4. 4 Eight Days a Week (4:42)
  5. 5 Helter Skelter - Twisted Ringos (6:02)
  6. 6 Don't Let Me Down - Rabid Villain (3:39)
  7. 7 Hey Bulldog (3:50)
  8. 8 Eleanor Rigby (4:25)
  9. 9 Revolution 9 - Grunt (2:53)
  10. 10 Tomorrow Never Knows (4:20)
  11. 11 The Word (3:38)
  12. 12 When I Get Home (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Van Duren Vocals
Harry Peel Drums
Steve Selvidge Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Tim Simmons Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Marion Harris Drums
Dave Smith Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals, Fuzz Bass
Billy Gibson Harmonica
Ross Rice Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Richard Cushing Percussion, Sitar, Vocals
James Lott Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Pete Sully Drums
Jeff Burch Drums
Willie Earl Drummond Guitar, Vocals
Grayson Grant Bass, Vocals
Jeff Potter Bass
David Skypeck Percussion, Drums
John Adams Drums
Adam Levin Organ, Piano, Vocals
David Brookings Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Soloist
Matt Isbell Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Zack Mack Guitar, Vocals
Candice Ivory Keyboards, Vocals
Amy LaVere Upright Bass
E.J. Dyce Percussion, Trumpet, Background Vocals
Jordan Garrison Bass
Patrick Gresham Bass, Sampling
Jason Kramer Synthesizer, Guitar
Dave Kropf Drums
Eric Mullins Bass
Brian Overstreet Guitar
Jeremy Shrader Guitar
Grant Wade Synthesizer, Sampling
Paul Taylor Guitar, Drums
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Eddie Dattel Producer, Liner Notes
Tim Simmons Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Ross Rice Arranger, Producer
Mark Yoshida Mastering
James Lott Engineer
Kevin Houston Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Lamar Sorrento Artwork
Zack Mack Arranger
Candice Ivory Arranger
Scott Otterson Producer
Grant Wade Producer, Engineer, beats
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