Hot Stove, Cool Music, Vol. 1

Hot Stove, Cool Music, Vol. 1

     
 

The only thing worse than a concept album is a concept album for which the unifying concept is sports, right? That's pretty much a given. But if your label is named after one of the most beloved baseball stadiums in North America, you can be forgiven for giving in to the temptation. And in this case, the folks at Fenway have actually improved on the whole… See more details below

Overview

The only thing worse than a concept album is a concept album for which the unifying concept is sports, right? That's pretty much a given. But if your label is named after one of the most beloved baseball stadiums in North America, you can be forgiven for giving in to the temptation. And in this case, the folks at Fenway have actually improved on the whole concept-album idea significantly by making this one a charity effort with a baseball theme. Named after the annual benefit concert that takes place each January in Boston on behalf of the Jimmy Fund (for cancer research), Hot Stove, Cool Music, Vol. 1 features a wide variety of material, some of it sent in from a distance (Pearl Jam's live performance of "Bu$hleaguer," Paul Westerberg's "Outta My System") but most of it home-grown. Highlights in the latter category include two brilliant performances by ex-Letters to Cleo vocalist Kay Hanley (leading her own band on a wonderfully gritty power pop number called "Your Summer Baby" and then fronting local punk legends the Dropkick Murphys on "Dirty Glass") and American Hi-Fi's blistering live performance of "Hi-Fi Killer." The curiosities on the program are the songs by bands that include professional ballplayers (most of them are actually pretty good) and a cover of Chuck Berry's "Carol" by sportswriter and ESPN on-air baseball analyst Peter Gammons. These tracks don't make the album great, but they don't detract from it either. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2004
Label:
Fenway Recordings
UPC:
0820992003427
catalogNumber:
20034

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Mueller   Vocals
Michael Eisenstein   Guitar,Group Member
Pete Caldes   Drums,Group Member
Ed Valauskas   Bass,Group Member
Mike Gent   Guitar,Background Vocals
Pete Donnelly   Piano
David Ortiz   Vocals
Joe Castiglione   Vocals
Scott Spiezio   Guitar,Background Vocals
John Powhida   Vocals
Tim Wakefield   Vocals
Peter Gammons   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Trot Nixon   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gregg Allman   Composer
Allman Brothers Band   Producer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Little Feat   Producer
Pearl Jam   Producer
Neil Young   Composer
Paul Barrére   Composer
Gary Glitter   Composer
Mike Leander   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer
Paul Westerberg   Composer
John Burton   Engineer
Ed Brooks   Mastering
Howard Burke   Engineer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Mike Denneen   Producer
Brett Eliason   Engineer
Stone Gossard   Composer
Bill Janovitz   Composer
Shaun Murphy   Composer
Bill Payne   Composer
Steven Remote   Engineer
Fred Tackett   Composer
Eddie Vedder   Composer
Tom Weir   Producer,Engineer
Jonathan Wyner   Mastering
Michael Eisenstein   Composer,Producer
Jim Siegel   Engineer
Kay Hanley   Composer,Producer
Stacy Jones   Composer
Scott Riebling   Engineer
Tom Waltz   Producer,Engineer
Ian Kennedy   Engineer
Ed Valauskas   Composer,Engineer
Mark Kates   Producer
Susan Tedeschi   Composer,Producer
Ken Casey   Composer,Producer
Martin Crotty   Producer,Engineer
Bill Lefler   Engineer
Brian Brown   Engineer
Aaron Belyea   Logo Design
Jack McDowell   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jon Sulkow   Artwork
Matt Beaudoin   Engineer
Shigeki Fujino   Engineer
Michael Creamer   Producer
Crown Victoria   Producer
Jeff Horrigan   Executive Producer
Scott Spiezio   Composer
Peter Gammons   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
M. Conrad   Composer

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