Rock Stars Kill

Rock Stars Kill

     
 

Rock Stars Kill is the third permutation of the compilation series that the label inaugurated with its first full-length comp, Kill Rock Stars (Stars Kill Rock appropriately being the middle of the trilogy). The dozen and a half cuts here represent a potent snapshot of punk rock circa 1994 and include tracks from such indie rock luminaries as the…  See more details below

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Rock Stars Kill is the third permutation of the compilation series that the label inaugurated with its first full-length comp, Kill Rock Stars (Stars Kill Rock appropriately being the middle of the trilogy). The dozen and a half cuts here represent a potent snapshot of punk rock circa 1994 and include tracks from such indie rock luminaries as the Boredoms, Helium, Rancid, the Spinanes, Cupid Car Club, Free Kitten, Kathleen Hanna, the PeeChees, and Pell Mell among the cast of highlights. As important to the package as the cuts contained herein, though, is the manifesto typed on the back cover by KRS' Tinuviel. It rails against the invasion of corporate hegemony into music fans' (consumers') leisure time (with "Is Your Leisure Time Private?" as the guiding thesis). It makes a convincing case for the planned obsolescence of vinyl as expressed by the corporate control of the production and distribution of music culture. Written before Napster and its freewheeling web-based file-sharing progeny made a run at wrestling distribution control from corporations, it is both dated and prescient. Standout tracks include an eerily atmospheric work contributed by the Boredoms, Team Dresch's "Seven," Smog's "37 Pushups," Hanna's "I Wish I Was Him (For Evan Dando)," and the Mulkiteo Fairies' "We Are Not Your Entertainers." However, each track has a reason for being on this compilation and adds to the underlying energy, spirit, and diversity that has made Kill Rock Stars an indispensable imprint in forging a future for D.I.Y. rock & roll.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/1994
Label:
Kill Rock Stars
UPC:
0759656022125
catalogNumber:
221

Tracks

  1. Horse Girl
  2. M.P. Skulkers
  3. Megabot
  4. Pukulee & Rikulee
  5. Puffin Stars  -  Helium
  6. Stupid Crazy
  7. Seven
  8. We Are Not Your Entertainers  -  Mulkiteo Fairies
  9. Anatomically Correct
  10. Rev
  11. Brixton
  12. Feed The Tree
  13. Painfully Obvious
  14. Patty Coahuila  -  Peechees
  15. Roche Limit  -  Star Pimp
  16. Don The Beachcomber
  17. 37 Push Ups  -  Smog
  18. Eskinaut
  19. North Pole
  20. Pretty Polly
  21. Detox Killer (Erotic Thriller)  -  Fifth Column
  22. Pusdog
  23. I Wish I Was Him

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boredoms   Track Performer
Pell Mell   Track Performer
God Is My Co-Pilot   Track Performer
Smog   Track Performer
Fifth Column   Track Performer
Rancid   Track Performer
Helium   Track Performer
Tim Armstrong   Guitar,Vocals
Ron Burns   Drums
Lars Frederiksen   Guitar,Vocals
Greg Freeman   Guitar
Matt Freeman   Bass,Vocals
Kim Osterwalder   Cello
Brett Reed   Drums
Spinanes   Track Performer
Free Kitten   Track Performer
Bill Callahan   Guitar,Vocals
Team Dresch   Track Performer
Peechees   Track Performer
Starpower   Track Performer
Universal Order of Armageddon   Track Performer
Bill Owen   Tambourine
Hattifatteners   Track Performer
Cupid Car Club   Track Performer
Darcy   Banjo,Vocals
Tourettes   Track Performer
Kathleen Hanna   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tim Green   Engineer

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