Best of Rockline

The Best of Rockline

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Hollywood's interactive radio showcase Rockline unleashes its first anthology album, featuring live in-studio versions of alt-rock hits. It's a curious morph of venue, since radio promotion, live performance, and album distribution have traditionally functioned distinctively, not collaboratively, in the record biz. As a cultural artifact, Rockline

Overview

Hollywood's interactive radio showcase Rockline unleashes its first anthology album, featuring live in-studio versions of alt-rock hits. It's a curious morph of venue, since radio promotion, live performance, and album distribution have traditionally functioned distinctively, not collaboratively, in the record biz. As a cultural artifact, Rockline reminds us that its still a boys' world out there, since you have to strain to hear much of a woman's touch on Tonic's high-hat-happy "Open Up Your Eyes," Dishwalla's extractive "Counting Blue Cars," radio-drenched hits by Lenny Kravitz, the Verve Pipe, Better Than Ezra, and more. Rockline's reasonably savvy host Bob Coburn unwittingly (or maybe pointedly) paints kids these days as energetic sons of wacked-out Boomers -- although songs by the Wallflowers and Matthew Sweet stand out as lyrically meaningful, complete with sturdy performances. Some songs seem mystifyingly cynical, but the album is a good barometric reading that sounds like a sharp bootleg compilation.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/1999
Label:
Priority Records
UPC:
0049925094527

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Johnson   Track Performer
Lenny Kravitz   Track Performer
Matthew Sweet   Track Performer
Wallflowers   Track Performer
Brother Cane   Track Performer
Verve Pipe   Track Performer
Better Than Ezra   Track Performer
Dishwalla   Track Performer
Seven Mary Three   Track Performer
Tonic   Track Performer
Stir   Track Performer
Two   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Eric Johnson   Composer
Lenny Kravitz   Composer
Scott Alexander   Composer
Rodney Browning   Composer
George Pendergast   Composer
Mark Copeland   Executive Producer
Maggie Magarian Schmidt   Artwork
Kolanek   Composer

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