Star Power

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All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Star Power is the third in a series of compilations featuring indie bands doing seventies K-Tel and AM radio covers, a gimmicky concept that has some occasionally wretched results. There are, of course, a few scores on the record: Southern Culture on the Skids raunches up the classic "Venus," and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet do a typically amazing job with "Popcorn" -- but for every decent track like Red Red Meat's version of "I'm Not in Love," there's a lamentable attempt at wackiness like Fig Dish's cover of "Kung Fu Fightin'," or an attempt to let the oddity of the recombinations make up for the lack of musical substance the Dick Nixons doing "One Tin Soldier," or ...
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All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Star Power is the third in a series of compilations featuring indie bands doing seventies K-Tel and AM radio covers, a gimmicky concept that has some occasionally wretched results. There are, of course, a few scores on the record: Southern Culture on the Skids raunches up the classic "Venus," and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet do a typically amazing job with "Popcorn" -- but for every decent track like Red Red Meat's version of "I'm Not in Love," there's a lamentable attempt at wackiness like Fig Dish's cover of "Kung Fu Fightin'," or an attempt to let the oddity of the recombinations make up for the lack of musical substance the Dick Nixons doing "One Tin Soldier," or Big Fish Ensemble covering "I Am Woman". This is the sort of compilation that really doesn't need to exist, and even its finer moments can't overcome this obstacle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/1994
  • Label: Pravda Records
  • UPC: 727321635024
  • Catalog Number: 6350

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Venus - Southern Culture on the Skids (3:46)
  2. 2 Welcome Back - Rex Daisy (2:47)
  3. 3 Spiders and Snakes - World Famous Blue Jays (3:22)
  4. 4 Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - The Silos (3:52)
  5. 5 The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia - Vic Chesnutt (4:34)
  6. 6 King Fu Fighting - Fig Dish (3:42)
  7. 7 I'm Not in Love - Red Red Meat (4:57)
  8. 8 Popcorn - Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet (2:17)
  9. 9 Don't Give up on Us - Brown Betty (2:40)
  10. 10 How Do You Do - Wanna Bees (3:07)
  11. 11 Ode to Billie Joe - Susan Voelz (6:20)
  12. 12 One Tin Soldier - Dick Nixons (2:53)
  13. 13 White Bird - Love Battery (4:50)
  14. 14 Rock the Boat - The A-Bones (3:12)
  15. 15 Half-Breed - New Clear Clouds (3:18)
  16. 16 I Am Woman - Big Fish Ensemble (3:49)
  17. 17 Give Me Just a Little More Time - Falstaff (3:23)
  18. 18 A Horse with No Name - Loud Family (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The A-Bones Track Performer
The Silos Track Performer
Jim Robinson Bass, Background Vocals
Vic Chesnutt Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Love Battery Track Performer
Walter Salas-Humara Guitar, Vocals
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Track Performer
Eric Ambel Vocals, Slide Guitar
Billy Miller Vocals
Big Fish Ensemble Track Performer
Dick Nixons Track Performer
Loud Family Track Performer
Southern Culture on the Skids Track Performer
Susan Voelz Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Track Performer
Jozef Becker Drums
Bruce Bennett Guitar, Vocals
Albert Caiati Drums, Vocals
Dave Clair Guitar, Background Vocals
Brian Deck Drums, Casio
Sheila Doyle Bass
Bruce Fairweather Bass
Leigh Finlayson Baritone Horn
Jason Finn Drums
Glenn Girard Guitar
Daren Hess Drums
Tim Hurley Bass, Vocals
Mikko Lankinen Guitar, Vocals
Michael Lorant Drums
Rick Miller Guitar, Vocals
Scott Miller Guitar, Vocals
Ron Nine Guitar, Vocals
Dan Prater Bass
Steve Price Bass
Tim Rutili Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Schwartz Guitar, Background Vocals
Jay Sherman-Godfrey Guitar, Vocals
Jeremy Tepper Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Kevin Whitworth Guitar
Paul Wieneke Keyboards
Opal Foxx Vocals
Red Red Meat Track Performer
Wanna Bees Track Performer
Tom Freund Bass
Doug McBride Tambourine, Background Vocals
Chris Searles Drums
Fig Dish Track Performer
Mary Huff Bass, Vocals
Miriam Linna Drums, Vocals
Peter Linzell Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Anderson Drums
Siam Drums, Background Vocals
Rex Daisy Track Performer
Rob Veal Organ, Bass, Piano
Zachary Smith Guitar
Ian Schneller Guitar, Vocals
Dave Hartman Drums, Finger Snapping
Mike Ruekberg Guitar, Vocals
Jon Sanchez Background Vocals
Charles Leftwing Bass
Kent Musser Guitar, Cello
John Radical Saxophone, Vocals
John Ridenour Bass
Kirk Springstone Guitar, Vocals
Mitch Straeffer Bass
Brian Connelly Organ, Guitar
Mike Willison Bass, Background Vocals
P-A Sonic Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Lars Espensen Tenor Saxophone
Falstaff Track Performer
JC Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Blake Smith Guitar, Background Vocals
Guitar Pete Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Reid Diamond Bass
Andy Hamilton Drums, Background Vocals
Bill Cameron Guitar, Vocals
Brown Betty Track Performer
World Famous Blue Jays Track Performer
Mark Smith Percussion
Tom Shover Drums
Tom Jasek Drums
Technical Credits
The A-Bones Producer
Billy Idol Composer
The Silos Producer
Vic Chesnutt Producer
Love Battery Producer
Eric Ambel Producer
Carl Douglas Composer
Bobby Russell Composer
Dick Nixons Producer
Southern Culture on the Skids Producer, Engineer
Susan Voelz Producer, Contributor, Bass Programming
Keith Cleversley Producer
Brian Deck Engineer, Contributor
Rob Gal Producer, Engineer
Kenn Goodman Executive Producer
Scott Miller Producer
Paul Wieneke Engineer
Mark Younger-Smith Composer
Wanna Bees Producer
Doug McBride Producer, Engineer
Joshua Shapera Engineer
Jim Weber Engineer
Fig Dish Producer
Rex Daisy Producer
Dave Schmitt Producer
Barrett Jones Engineer
Thomas Hedquist Producer, Engineer
Liam Watson Engineer
Ed Marshall Composer
Falstaff Producer
Brown Betty Producer
Mark Smith Producer, Engineer
Mark Luecke Executive Producer
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