Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 3

Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 3


If Murray "The K" Kaufman host a series of great compilation albums featuring top singles in the '60s and the fabled CKLW-AM was able to do the same in the '70s, why shouldn't Little Steven Van Zandt, host of the best rock & roll radio show of the new millennium, bring this great…  See more details below


If Murray "The K" Kaufman host a series of great compilation albums featuring top singles in the '60s and the fabled CKLW-AM was able to do the same in the '70s, why shouldn't Little Steven Van Zandt, host of the best rock & roll radio show of the new millennium, bring this great tradition back to life? The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 3 doesn't have as many Top 40 hits as any given installment of Now That's What I Call Music (truth to tell, there aren't any actual "hits" here), but if you're looking for 47 minutes of high grade garage-centric rock, you'll find this to be fine value for money. As on a typical episode of Little Steven's Underground Garage, this disc covers a broad swath of garage-friendly noises, from the hard rock thunder of the Dictators ("The Savage Beat") to the Byrds-meets-the Beatles refinement of the Shake ("She's My Girl") -- and on Vol. 3, that's just the first two tracks! Further down the song list, the Woggles jump-start the party with "Got a Heat On," Back in Spades deliver some high-impact Motor City rock on "Detroit Slums (Here We Come)," the Fleshtones continue their endless East Coast frat rock bash in "Pretty Pretty Pretty," Manic Hispanic transform Rancid into a gang of batos locos on "Rudy Cholo," and the Sugar Twins present a delicious sunshine pop parody/tribute with "For You." There are 15 tunes here and even the least of them sound pretty fine in this company, and The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 3 is the best album yet in this series, offering top-notch listening for garage rock mavens and beginners alive. So when is "Little Steven Presents Gassers for Submarine Race Watchers" coming out?

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Product Details

Release Date:
Wicked Cool Record

Related Subjects


  1. The Savage Beat  -  Dictators
  2. She's My Girl  -  Shake
  3. Maryanne Lightly  -  Insomniacs
  4. Wanna Be  -  Fondas
  5. Got a Heat On  -  Woggles
  6. Shake It Off  -  Supersuckers
  7. Money for Soul  - Baby Woodrose
  8. Feeling Alone  -  Killer Barbies
  9. Pretty Pretty Pretty  -  Fleshtones
  10. Detroit Slums (Here We Come)  -  Back in Spades
  11. Walking with a Ghost  -  Tegan and Sara
  12. Rudy Cholo  -  Manic Hispanic
  13. Nobody Does It  -  Roy Loney & the Longshots
  14. C'mon Over to My Side  -  Mockers
  15. For You  -  Sugar Twins
  16. Out of My Mind (Into My Head)  -  Romantics

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott McCaughey   Bass,Harmonica,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Peter Zaremba   Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Joey Kline   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Dan Bolton   Guitar
Coz Canler   Guitar,Vocals
Dan Electro   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Frank Funaro   Drums
Tad Hutchinson   Drums
Scott Kempner   Guitar
Joe Leone   Drums
Roy Loney   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Handsome Dick Manitoba   Vocals
Jimmy Marinos   Drums
Bill Milhizer   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Wally Palmar   Harmonica,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Jim Sangster   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Andy Shernoff   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Skill   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Keith Streng   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Shaw   Guitar
Eddie Spaghetti   Bass,Vocals
Jon Niefeld   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Matt Sharp   Keyboards
Chino   Drums
Buzz Hagstrom   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals
Ken Fox   Bass,Background Vocals
Chris Carlson   Bass
Antonio Medina   Drums
Billy King   Drums
Ross Friedman   Guitar
Lucky Bottom   Percussion,Drums
Rock E. Bottom   Guitar
Spankee Bottom   Bass
Chris Neff   Guitar,Soloist
Holly Sugar   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Honey Sugar   Vocals
Oso   Bass
Julie Benjamin   Vocals
Tegan Quin   Guitar,Vocals
Sara Quin   Guitar,Vocals
Chip Sercombe   Drums
Stephen Palmer   Guitar,Vocals
Rob Chursinhoff   Drums
Jackson Smith   Guitar
Anthony Rochon   Bass
Miguel Angel Calabuig   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Javier Maresca   Guitar,Vocals
Alex L. Pierre   Bass
Eddie Hawrysch   Vocals
Tony Leventhal   Bass,Vocals
Seth Gordon   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Hoaky Loco   Guitar
Doc Muerte   Guitar
Silvia Superstar   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Fleshtones   Audio Production
Scott McCaughey   Composer
Shake   Audio Production
Supersuckers   Composer
John Collins   Producer,Audio Production
Jim Diamond   Producer,Audio Production
Uwe Hoffman   Producer
Brad Jones   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Roy Loney   Composer
Andy Shernoff   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Randy Staub   Engineer
Keith Streng   Composer
Jeff Walls   Audio Production
Mockers   Audio Production
Dan McKinney   Audio Production
Milt Reder   Producer,Audio Production
Jim Monroe   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
David Carswell   Producer,Audio Production
Sean Carberry   Engineer
Manuel Alcaraz   Producer,Audio Production
Steven "Ace" Acevedo   Engineer
Sugar Twins   Composer,Audio Production
Tegan and Sara   Audio Production
Jürgen Hendlmeier   Producer,Audio Production
Howard Redekopp   Producer,Audio Production
Tegan Quin   Composer,Producer
Sara Quin   Composer,Producer
Fondas   Audio Production
Stephen Palmer   Producer
Baby Woodrose   Audio Production
Back in Spades   Composer
Little Steven   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Miguel Angel Calabuig   Composer
Tony Leventhal   Composer
Louis Arzonico   Artwork
Insomniacs   Producer,Audio Production
David McKinney   Producer
Rob Shelby   Audio Production
Palmar   Audio Production
Stephen Palmer   Audio Production
Uwe Hoffman   Audio Production
Martin   Audio Production
Ear Shots   Audio Production

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