International Pop Overthrow, Vol. 2

International Pop Overthrow, Vol. 2

     
 

Like the first volume, this is a compilation of late-'90s indie bands playing in styles strongly reminiscent of '60s pop and/or '70s power pop. If you go for that sort of revivalism, this might have an edge over its predecessor, just because there's so much more. Two CDs, in fact, with 21 songs each, and when Single Bullet Theory is about the most recognizable name,… See more details below

Overview

Like the first volume, this is a compilation of late-'90s indie bands playing in styles strongly reminiscent of '60s pop and/or '70s power pop. If you go for that sort of revivalism, this might have an edge over its predecessor, just because there's so much more. Two CDs, in fact, with 21 songs each, and when Single Bullet Theory is about the most recognizable name, you know that these bands are "pop" in their orientation, not the size of their audience. Often this is hum-drum, if good-hearted, guitar-based pop
ock, but there is some variety here for the patient. Outrageous Cherry do '60s California pop of the Gary Usher-produced brand; Helium Angel's "December Song" is acoustic guitar-grounded folk-rock reminiscent of the Move circa 1970; Elliot Kendall plays pop-with-strings that again shows a strong late-'60s California influence; Chewy Marble's "Reasons Why" sounds like Todd Rundgren in the early '70s; Cosmic Avenger stand out just because of their emphasis on minor chords (which says as much about power pop revivalism as a whole as it does about the band). The Double Naught Spies' "Strawberry Afternoon" is a reasonable late-'60s British pop-psych approximation (again reminiscent of Roy Wood and the Move) that would probably attract fawning praise in the U.K. press if some current Brit-pop band did it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
Label:
Del-Fi Records
UPC:
0731867211628
catalogNumber:
2116

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. She's Not the Enemy
  2. Where Do I Go When You Dream?
  3. Up, up and Away
  4. Strange Bird
  5. December Song  -  Helium Angel
  6. Forever and a Day  -  Single Bullet Theory
  7. The Only Reason  -  Idea
  8. Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two)
  9. Nothing New  -  Happy Regrets
  10. Everybody's World
  11. Red Lines
  12. Gaspar's Back
  13. Moving On
  14. Almost Breaking Down
  15. Speechless
  16. Pin-Up Girl
  17. Where Is Love?  -  Jeremy
  18. Queen of Speed
  19. Tiny Star
  20. Scenes From the Mall  -  Cosmic Avenger
  21. Strawberry Afternoon

Disc 2

  1. Law of Attraction
  2. Heard Enough
  3. Melody Comes
  4. Pete Ham
  5. Big Man in Town
  6. Eyes on the Prize
  7. Angelyne
  8. Take Control  -  Cloud Eleven
  9. Wrecking Ball
  10. Midwestern Jinx
  11. Mine Called Somebody Else
  12. Zen Gazzara
  13. Reasons Why
  14. I Want You Anyway
  15. On the Beach Tonight
  16. Las Vegas
  17. Truly Julie
  18. Walking In My Dreams
  19. Dismembered  -  Dipsomaniacs
  20. Look In the Face of Love  -  Bobbies
  21. Bye, Bye Radio

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Wilde   Track Performer
Jeremy   Track Performer
Morley Bartnoff   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Carpenter   Track Performer
Jason Falkner   Track Performer
Idea   Track Performer
Outrageous Cherry   Track Performer
Joy Poppers   Track Performer
Elliot Kendall   Track Performer
John McMullan   Track Performer
Twenty Cent Crush   Track Performer
Liquor Giants   Track Performer
Dipsomaniacs   Track Performer
Tearaways   Track Performer
Chewy Marble   Track Performer
Nerk Twins   Track Performer
Barry Holdship   Track Performer
Jellybricks   Track Performer
Big Hello   Track Performer
Webstirs   Track Performer
Grip Weeds   Track Performer
Cosmo Topper   Track Performer
Spill   Track Performer
Dan Markell   Track Performer
Cloud Eleven   Track Performer
Double Naught Spies   Track Performer
Evelyn Forever   Track Performer
It's My Party   Track Performer
Rocket Transfer Warehouse   Track Performer
Crash Into June   Track Performer
Igmo   Track Performer
Spinning Jennies   Track Performer
Matt Bruno   Track Performer
Ben's Diapers   Track Performer
Blue Cartoon   Track Performer
Retros   Track Performer
K.C. Bowman   Track Performer
Three Sixty Loose   Track Performer
Helium Angel   Track Performer
Cosmic Avenger   Track Performer
Single Bullet Theory   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Morley Bartnoff   Composer
Phil Bonnet   Composer
Pete Magdaleno   Mastering
Lee Elliott   Composer
Jeb Bishop   Composer
Brian Kassan   Composer
Bob Keane   Executive Producer
Thymme Jones   Composer
Jeff Libersher   Composer
Dylan Posa   Composer
Fin Seth   Composer
Greg Brallier   Composer
Taro Yoshida   Art Direction
Rick Gallego   Composer
Spinning Jennies   Composer
Matt Bruno   Composer
Mick Chorba   Composer
Gary Maragos   Composer
Dan Forden   Composer
Michelle Morrone   Composer
Scott Rutledge   Composer
Ross Feller   Composer
Chris Block   Composer

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