Rodent Weekend 1976-1996 [Gadfly]

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All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This is an uneven rarities
etrospective package from one of pop music's most underrated writers and misunderstood characters -- uneven because that's the reality of Tonio K's professional career. Beginning as a member of the posthumous Buddy Holly backing band the Crickets in the early to mid-'70s under his given name Steve Krikorian, Tonio K made a real name for himself in the late '70s as America's outrageous answer to the British "angry young man" phenomenon carved out by Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, among others. Needless to say he never achieved the notoriety of those two but as these songs will attest Tonio K could be every bit as...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This is an uneven rarities
etrospective package from one of pop music's most underrated writers and misunderstood characters -- uneven because that's the reality of Tonio K's professional career. Beginning as a member of the posthumous Buddy Holly backing band the Crickets in the early to mid-'70s under his given name Steve Krikorian, Tonio K made a real name for himself in the late '70s as America's outrageous answer to the British "angry young man" phenomenon carved out by Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson, among others. Needless to say he never achieved the notoriety of those two but as these songs will attest Tonio K could be every bit as clever and biting as his famous counterparts. The majority of selections here are previously unreleased tracks from K's Life in the Foodchain and Amerika period as well as demos for the La Bomba EP. A small sampling of his immediate pre-Romeo Unchained songwriting is unveiled as well. Concluding this album is the sarcastic, semi-hit "I'm Supposed to have Sex With You" from the film Summer School followed by two minutes of sophomoric foolishness involving a hamster.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Gadfly
  • UPC: 076605224226
  • Catalog Number: 242
  • Sales rank: 135,061

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tonio K. Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Earl Slick Guitar
Tim Chandler Bass
Peter Freiberger Bass
Eric Gotthelf Bass
Claude Pepper Drums
Tim Pierce Guitar
David Raven Drums
Billy Steele Guitar
Freddy Alwag Drums
Rob Watson Keyboards
Craig Kramph Drums
Technical Credits
Paul Chiten Programming
Rob Fraboni Producer
Rick Neigher Producer
Jon Devirian Producer
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