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No Alternative

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A mixture of B-sides, outtakes, live tracks, and newly recorded songs, No Alternative was the most successful benefit album of 1993, both commercially and artistically. Exceptional songs from Nirvana, Bob Mould, Urge Overkill, Smashing Pumpkins,

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A mixture of B-sides, outtakes, live tracks, and newly recorded songs, No Alternative was the most successful benefit album of 1993, both commercially and artistically. Exceptional songs from Nirvana, Bob Mould, Urge Overkill, Smashing Pumpkins, American Music Club, and Pavement enhance fine outtakes from Buffalo Tom and Matthew Sweet, strengthen Uncle Tupelo and Soul Asylum's strong covers, and make the weak live tracks from the Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, and the Breeders tolerable. However, nothing can save the Goo Goo Dolls' atrocious pop-metal take on the Rolling Stones' "Bitch." Still, that's only one song out of 19, making No Alternative a worthy purchase.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/1993
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0078221873727
catalogNumber:
18737

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beastie Boys   Track Performer
American Music Club   Track Performer
Breeders   Track Performer
Buffalo Tom   Track Performer
Goo Goo Dolls   Track Performer
Bob Mould   Track Performer
Nirvana   Track Performer
Smashing Pumpkins   Track Performer
Sonic Youth   Track Performer
Soul Asylum   Track Performer
Soundgarden   Track Performer
Straitjacket Fits   Track Performer
Matthew Sweet   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer,12-string Bass Guitar
Uncle Tupelo   Track Performer
Verlaines   Track Performer
Barbara Manning   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sarah McLachlan   Vocals,Track Performer
Urge Overkill   Track Performer
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Pavement   Track Performer
Melanie Clarin   Drums,Vocals
Ken Coomer   Drums
Bill Dillon   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jay Farrar   Guitar,Vocals
Bill Janovitz   Guitar,Vocals
Ivan Julian   Guitar
Dave Kershaw   Organ
Tom Maginnis   Percussion,Drums
Karl Mueller   Bass
Kim Osterwalder   Cello
John Panchayshyn   Saxophone
Ron Pangborn   Drums
Dave Pirner   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Johnny Rzeznik   Guitar,Vocals
Patti Smith   Track Performer
Jeff Tweedy   Bass,Vocals
Rick Waychesko   Trumpet
Grant Young   Percussion,Drums
Patricia Daniels   Cello
Ashwin Sood   Drums
Lincoln Allen   Guitar
Michelle Cernuto   Bass
Colbourn   Bass,Background Vocals
Graeme Downes   Guitar,Vocals
Darren Stedman   Percussion,Drums
Mike Stoodley   Bass
Paul Winders   Guitar,Vocals
Dan Murphy   Guitar
Robby Takac   Bass,Vocals
George Tutuska   Drums
San Francisco Seals   Track Performer
Preston Klik   Melodica

Technical Credits

Buffalo Tom   Arranger,Producer
Goo Goo Dolls   Producer
Bob Mould   Arranger,Engineer
Soul Asylum   Producer
Soundgarden   Producer
Matthew Sweet   Arranger,Producer
Urge Overkill   Arranger
Pavement   Arranger
Kerry Brown   Engineer
Butcher Bros.   Producer
John Carlin   Executive Producer
Joe Chiccarelli   Producer
Kurt Cobain   Composer
Billy Corgan   Producer
Richard Dashut   Producer
Mark Eitzel   Contributor
Paul Fox   Producer
Greg Freeman   Producer
DJ Hurricane   Contributor
Joe the Butcher   Engineer
Bruce Kaphan   Producer,Engineer
MCA   Contributor
Pierre Marchand   Producer,drum programming
Phil Nicolo   Engineer
Brian Paulson   Producer,Engineer
Lloyd Puckitt   Engineer
Christopher Shaw   Producer,Engineer
Ed Thacker   Engineer
Vudi   Contributor
John Wall   Engineer
Robb Brothers   Producer
Tom Nellen   Engineer
Greg Talenfeld   Engineer
Tim Mooney   Contributor
Paul Heck   Producer,Concept
Ad-Rock   Contributor
Jessica Kowal   Producer
Chris Mundy   Producer,Concept
Dan Pearson   Contributor
Mike Diamond   Contributor

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No Alternative 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
compilations you'll come across. Released in 1993, it has bands that were already established in the alternative music scene, plus a few that hadn't yet made the move to the mainstream-Goo Goo Dolls, Pavement(Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain hadn't been released yet), Beastie Boys, Sarah Maclaclan...if you're a youngin, and want to know where what you listen to today on the jock rock stations came from, buy this.