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Live at the Knitting Factory: Downtown Does the Beatles
     

Live at the Knitting Factory: Downtown Does the Beatles

 
One of the better Beatles cover compilations out there, this outing takes an experimental look at the Fab Four as covered by 12 acts that have graced the Knitting Factory stage in New York. There's some straight-ahead takes, such as Defunkt's version of "Come Together," a lovely take on "Dear Prudence" by

Overview

One of the better Beatles cover compilations out there, this outing takes an experimental look at the Fab Four as covered by 12 acts that have graced the Knitting Factory stage in New York. There's some straight-ahead takes, such as Defunkt's version of "Come Together," a lovely take on "Dear Prudence" by Samm Bennett and Chunk, and the Arto Lindsay/Mark Ribot/Syd Straw/Joey Baron/Greg Cohen jam on "Don't Let Me Down." And one would have a hard time finding a small brass band arrangement of "Revolution #9" (by Kurt Hoffman's Band of Weeds), Eugene Chadbourne improvising on "A Day in the Life" and skittering off into "For No One" and "On the Road Again," or Buddha Pest's thrashcore "Blue Jay Way" anywhere else. Unlike a lot of Beatles tribute albums, the artists don't stand in thrall to the Beatles' legacy, but play around with the shared cultural knowledge of their audience. A fun album.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/1994
Label:
Knitting Factory
UPC:
0035828011327
catalogNumber:
113

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eugene Chadbourne   Guitar,Vocals
Alex Chilton   Guitar,Vocals
Lydia Lunch   Vocals
Syd Straw   Vocals
Marc Ribot   Guitar
Defunkt   Track Performer
Misérables Brass Band   Track Performer
King Missile   Track Performer
John Hall   Vocals
John S. Hall   Vocals
Arto Lindsay   Guitar,Vocals
Joey Baron   Percussion,Drums
Oren Bloedow   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Samm Bennett   Vocals,Electronic Drums
Bill Bickford   Guitar,Vocals
Joseph Bowie   Trombone,Vocals
Rob Cimino   Tabla
Kim Clarke   Bass,Vocals
Greg Cohen   Bass
Matt Darriau   Alto Saxophone
Anne DeMarinis   Accordion
Richard Dworkin   Drums
Kurt Hoffman   Clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm   Cello
Frank London   Trumpet
Tony Maimone   Bass
Steve Marsh   Guitar,Vocals
Kenny Martin   Drums,Vocals
Takaaki Masuko   Drums
John Mulkerin   Trumpet,Vocals
Vinnie Nobile   Trombone
Marcus Persiani   Keyboards
Dave Ramirez   Drums
Marcus Rojas   Tuba
W. Marshall Sealy   French Horn
Jeanne Snodgrass   Trumpet
Garo Yellin   Cello
Billy Martin   Drums
Yuval Gabay   Drums
Catherine Bent   Cello
Ian Crawford   Double Bass
Kurt Hofman   Clarinet
Richard Keene   Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Norton   Drums
Dave Rick   Guitar
David Strauss   Banjo,Tenor Banjo
Fritz Van Orden   Alto Saxophone
Chris Xeafos   Bass
David Harris   Trombone

Technical Credits

Marc Ribot   Contributor
Bob Appel   Engineer
Samm Bennett   Contributor
Michael Dorf   Executive Producer
Evan Gallagher   Contributor
James McLean   Engineer
Clint Ruin   Engineer
Paul Special   Engineer
John Nelson   Engineer

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