Rutles Highway Revisited

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Of the hundreds of tribute albums that have been assembled since the mid-'80s, this had one of the most clever concepts: perform a "tribute" to a band that never existed. The Rutles, Eric Idle's spot-on television parody of The Beatles, were never a bonafide unit, but they did record some fine satires for the film's soundtrack, composed by Rutle and ex-Bonzo Dog Band honcho Neil Innes. What we have here are 20 alternative acts of the '90s covering all of The Rutles' songs. Better than most tributes, it still falls prey to the genre's chief pitfalls: compared to the original, it's forced, stiff, and lacking. The best interpretations tend to be the most ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Of the hundreds of tribute albums that have been assembled since the mid-'80s, this had one of the most clever concepts: perform a "tribute" to a band that never existed. The Rutles, Eric Idle's spot-on television parody of The Beatles, were never a bonafide unit, but they did record some fine satires for the film's soundtrack, composed by Rutle and ex-Bonzo Dog Band honcho Neil Innes. What we have here are 20 alternative acts of the '90s covering all of The Rutles' songs. Better than most tributes, it still falls prey to the genre's chief pitfalls: compared to the original, it's forced, stiff, and lacking. The best interpretations tend to be the most straightforward, like Syd Straw and Marc Ribot's acoustic "I Must Be In Love"; Shonen Knife's "Goose Step Mama," with its high-pitched vocals and jerky tempos, would have fit easily onto one of their actual albums. Alternative rock collectors may want to pick this up for the otherwise unavailable tracks by Galaxie 500, King Missile, Jellyfish, and Daniel Johnston; there are also some half-famous stalwarts of the indie scene like Das Damen, Unrest, and Peter Stampfel, as well as total obscurities like The Tinklers and Paleface.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/1993
  • Label: Shimmy Disc
  • UPC: 738641004124
  • Catalog Number: 41

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cheese and Onions - Galaxie 500 (3:08)
  2. 2 Hold My Hand @@Pussywillows (2:06)
  3. 3 Number One - Bongos, Bass & Bob (2:50)
  4. 4 Good Times Roll - Lida Husik (3:58)
  5. 5 Another Day - Dogbowl (3:09)
  6. 6 Piggy in the Middle - Das Damen (4:33)
  7. 7 I Must Be in Love - Marc Ribot (2:32)
  8. 8 Nevertheless - Joey Arias (3:52)
  9. 9 Let's Be Natural @@When People Were Shorter & Lived Near The Water (3:24)
  10. 10 Between Us @@Unrest (2:05)
  11. 11 Ouch! - Peter Stampfel (1:29)
  12. 12 Blue Suede Schubert - The Tinklers (3:23)
  13. 13 Living in Hope - Tuli Kupferberg (2:56)
  14. 14 Baby Let Me Be @@Daniel Johnston (3:01)
  15. 15 It's Looking Good - Uncle Wiggly (2:22)
  16. 16 Goose Step Mama - Shonen Knife (2:34)
  17. 17 Get up and Go - Jellyfish Kiss (2:25)
  18. 18 Doubleback Alley - King Missile (2:48)
  19. 19 With a Girl Like You - Paleface (3:28)
  20. 20 Love Life - Bongwater (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Stampfel Track Performer
Bongwater Track Performer
Das Damen Track Performer
Galaxie 500 Track Performer
Syd Straw Track Performer
Marc Ribot Track Performer
Tom Varner Musician
Dogbowl Track Performer
Lida Husik Track Performer
Jellyfish Kiss Track Performer
King Missile Track Performer
Kramer Musician
Paleface Track Performer
The Tinklers Track Performer
John S. Hall Musician
Uncle Wiggly Track Performer
Bongos, Bass & Bob Track Performer
Ward Dotson Musician
Steve Goodwin Musician
Allan Greller Musician
Shonen Knife Track Performer
Phil Krauth Musician
Tuli Kupferberg Track Performer
David Licht Musician
Frank London Musician
Peter Moser Musician
David Motamed Musician
Michie Nakatani Musician
Raceage Musician
Dave Ramirez Musician
Will Rigby Musician
Mark Robinson Musician
Dean Wareham Musician
Chris Xefos Musician
Atsuko Yamano Musician
Dave Rick Musician
Ann Magnuson Musician
Damon Krukowski Musician
Naomi Yang Musician
Penn Jillette Musician
Mike Anzalone Musician
Joey Arias Track Performer
Lyle Hysen Musician
James Kavoussi Musician
W.T. Overgard Musician
Kim M. Rancourt Musician
David Raymer Musician
Dean J. Seal Musician
Alex Totino Musician
John Scherman Musician
Jonathan Best Musician
Andrew Beaujon Musician
Naomi Wolff Musician
Chris Mason Musician
Elinor Blake Musician
Lisa Jenio Musician
Charles Brohawn Musician
Bob Meetsma Musician
Tom Mason Guitar
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Kramer Producer, Engineer
Neil Innes Composer, Liner Notes
Ohji Hayashi Engineer
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