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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/1993
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221873727
  • Catalog Number: 18737

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Superdeformed (3:58)
  2. 2 For All to See (3:36)
  3. 3 Sexual Healing (4:45)
  4. 4 Take a Walk (4:39)
  5. 5 All Your Jeans Were Too Tight (3:33)
  6. 6 Bitch (3:17)
  7. 7 Unseen Power of the Picket Fence (3:54)
  8. 8 Glynis (4:53)
  9. 9 Can't Fight It (3:49)
  10. 10 Hold On (4:23)
  11. 11 Show Me (2:48)
  12. 12 Brittle (3:24)
  13. 13 Joed Out (3:52)
  14. 14 Heavy 33 (4:21)
  15. 15 Effigy (5:59)
  16. 16 New Style (2:20)
  17. 17 Iris (3:44)
  18. 18 Memorial Song (3:33)
  19. 19 Verse Chorus Verse (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beastie Boys Track Performer
American Music Club Track Performer
The 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
The 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
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Phil Nicolo Engineer
Brian Paulson Producer, Engineer
Lloyd Puckitt Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Christopher Shaw Producer, Engineer
Ed Thacker Engineer
Vudi Contributor
John Wall Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
The 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is one of the best...

    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.

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