Stop Handgun Violence

Stop Handgun Violence

     
 
If you abhor senseless fatalities and love adult-oriented rock 'n' roll, Stop Handgun Violence is the collection for you. This 20-track compilation is easy on the ears and the proceeds benefit the hard-working Stop Handgun Violence organization, which strives to limit gun access to criminals and children and pushes for greater accountability for gun owners,

Overview

If you abhor senseless fatalities and love adult-oriented rock 'n' roll, Stop Handgun Violence is the collection for you. This 20-track compilation is easy on the ears and the proceeds benefit the hard-working Stop Handgun Violence organization, which strives to limit gun access to criminals and children and pushes for greater accountability for gun owners, dealers, and manufacturers. Three-quarters of the songs have been previously released, but for the uninitiated, Stop Handgun Violence provides a sampling of quality artists. "Tom & Mary" is a fine slice of the peppy, piano-driven pop typical of the now-defunct Ben Folds Five. The toe-tapping "Guitar" finds John McCrea and Cake nimbly walking the line between smarm and charm. Sugar Ray's bouncy "Someday" proves their appeal goes a bit deeper than their hunky lead singer. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's "Go Daddy-O" and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' "So Sad to Say" manage to squeeze a little extra life out of swing and ska, respectively. And tireless activist and blues breaker Bonnie Raitt gets her mojo working to a reggae beat on "I'm on Your Side." Of the exclusive tracks, Toad the Wet Sprocket's anthemic jangle-rocker "This Is My Life" is the clear standout. Good music, good cause.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Stop Handgun Violence is a benefit album for the charity of the same name, featuring mostly artists who would be at home on both alternative and adult alternative rock radio. Most of the 19 tracks were previously released, featuring hits like Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's "Go Daddy-O," but there are also five previously unreleased songs from artists like Fastball, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Hootie and the Blowfish; other artists present include Ben Folds Five, Cake, Sugar Ray, and Marcy Playground. Some of the selections do have an explicit anti-violence message, but many are simply devoted to uplifting good vibes. At any rate, it's fairly consistent, and probably worth the time (and financial support) of fans of this style of music.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2000
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661905221
catalogNumber:
619052

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cheryl Wheeler   Track Performer
Chicago   Track Performer
Jonathan Edwards   Track Performer
Bonnie Raitt   Track Performer
Fred Lipsius   Track Performer
Mighty Mighty Bosstones   Track Performer
Toad the Wet Sprocket   Track Performer
Cake   Track Performer
John S. Hall   Track Performer
Hootie & the Blowfish   Track Performer
Edwin McCain   Track Performer
Push Stars   Track Performer
Fastball   Track Performer
Doctor   Track Performer
Jon Pousette-Dart   Track Performer
Marcy Playground   Track Performer
Vertical Horizon   Track Performer
Sixpence None the Richer   Track Performer
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy   Track Performer
Sugar Ray   Track Performer
Ben Folds Five   Track Performer
Infractions   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Don Dixon   Producer

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