Swing Sucks

Swing Sucks

     
 
Liberation Records follows up its successful ska compilation Ska Sucks by covering another major dance fad of the late '90s, the retro-swing movement. Swing Sucks doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor -- the Royal Crown Revue is the only band that will be immediately familiar to most, and the roster of

Overview

Liberation Records follows up its successful ska compilation Ska Sucks by covering another major dance fad of the late '90s, the retro-swing movement. Swing Sucks doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor -- the Royal Crown Revue is the only band that will be immediately familiar to most, and the roster of unknowns and regionally popular bands makes for an uneven listen. The highlights tend to come from those groups who genuinely enjoy and respect the music, while others get bogged down in a smirky, "ironic" fixation on catch phrases and surface trappings, betraying a lack of understanding about how revolutionary this music really was when it first appeared (and, often, about how it should be played). In other words, for every Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, there's also a Hipster Daddy-O & the Handgrenades (their contribution is, of course, titled "Daddy-O"). Still, it's a matter of taste, and some retro-swing aficionados do enjoy the latter style as well; they're the ones who will probably find the most to enjoy on Swing Sucks.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/1999
Label:
Liberation
UPC:
0712083781423
catalogNumber:
37814

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Royal Crown Revue   Track Performer
Big Sandy   Track Performer
Bill Elliot   Track Performer
Steve Lucky   Track Performer
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's   Track Performer
Big 6   Track Performer
New Morty Show   Track Performer
Ray Gelato   Track Performer
Lucky Strikes   Track Performer
Alien Fashion Show   Track Performer
Dem Brooklyn Bums   Track Performer
Swingerhead   Track Performer
Daniel Glass   Drums
Camaros   Track Performer
Dave's Big Deluxe   Track Performer
Acme Swing Co.   Track Performer
Wally's Swing World   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mitch Woods   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Scott Steen   Composer
Bill Ungerman   Composer
Eddie Nichols   Composer
Craig Marshall   Composer
Larry Sweeny   Composer
Lee Ann Westover   Composer
"Jumpin" Jen Jones   Composer

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