Star Power

Star Power

     
 

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 See more details below

Overview

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:
0727321635024
catalogNumber:
6350

Tracks

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

A-Bones   Track Performer
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

A-Bones   Producer
Billy Idol   Composer
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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