I Am What I Am

I Am What I Am

     
 

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The Yep Roc label looks back at its first 15 years with the commemorative compilation I Am What I Am. Yep Roc was founded in 1997, during a time when many labels focused on a particular region or style, but Yep Roc diverged from this pattern, instead seeking out rising stars and legacy artists with a looser attitude toward genre. The most consistent element to…  See more details below

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The Yep Roc label looks back at its first 15 years with the commemorative compilation I Am What I Am. Yep Roc was founded in 1997, during a time when many labels focused on a particular region or style, but Yep Roc diverged from this pattern, instead seeking out rising stars and legacy artists with a looser attitude toward genre. The most consistent element to the label's sound is a love for roots music, reflected here from John Doe & the Sadies' earthy "It Just Dawned on Me" to the modern bluegrass of Chatham County Line's "Wildwood" and the bittersweet alt-country of Chuck Prophet's "You and Me Baby (Holding On)." On the sweeter side, Fountains of Wayne offer their literate power pop revivalism with "Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart," while Sloan shine on the hooky "Who Taught You to Live Like That?" and the Apples in Stereo charm with "Same Old Drag." And going back to legacy artists, tracks from Nick Lowe ("Lately I've Let Things Slide"), Dave Alvin ("Sinful Daughter"), and Robyn Hitchcock ("Adventure Rocket Ship") show these influential figures continuing to challenge themselves with ever-evolving sounds. A worthy companion to their 15th anniversary, I Am What I Am stays true to Yep Roc's roots, showing many sonic sides without sacrificing enthusiasm. ~ Chrysta Cherrie

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2012
Label:
Yep Roc Records
UPC:
0634457229020
catalogNumber:
2290

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Tracks

  1. Adventure Rocket Ship  -  Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3
  2. Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart  -  Fountains of Wayne
  3. Cold Feet  - Liam Finn
  4. Who Taught You To Live Like That?  -  Sloan
  5. Baby's Got Her Own Ideas  -  Mayflies USA
  6. Summer Sun  -  Jukebox the Ghost
  7. Same Old Drag  -  Apples in Stereo
  8. Retrieval Of You  -  Minus 5
  9. Lately I've Let Things Slide  - Nick Lowe
  10. Red  -  Tres Chicas
  11. Sinful Daughter  - Dave Alvin
  12. You And Me Baby (Holding On)  - Chuck Prophet
  13. Wildwood  -  Chatham County Line
  14. Sweet Spot  - Tift Merritt
  15. I Am What I Am  -  Fleshtones
  16. It Just Dawned On Me  -  Sadies
  17. Smiley Yeah Yeah Yeah  -  Southern Culture on the Skids
  18. Kawanga!  -  Straitjackets

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dave Alvin   Composer
Exene Cervenka   Composer
John Doe   Composer
Robyn Hitchcock   Composer
Sloan   Composer
Nick Lowe   Composer
R. Miller   Composer
Adam Schlesinger   Composer
Chris Collingwood   Composer
Liam Finn   Composer
Caitlin Cary   Composer
Mayflies USA   Composer
E. Angel   Composer
Shannon McNally   Composer
Tift Merritt   Composer
Dave Wilson   Composer
Tweedy   Composer
Ben Thornewill   Composer
R. Schneider   Composer
Lynn Blakely   Composer

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