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The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 6

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Little Steven Van Zandt leads a charmed life -- plenty of record collector geeks who like garage rock make mix CDs to tip off their friends about their recent finds and enthusiasms, but Van Zandt has figured out a way to actually make money off such things, and he doesn't seem to be running out of enthusiasm as he released the sixth volume so far in his Coolest Songs in the World series. Van Zandt isn't afraid to get a bit idiosyncratic on these collections, which of course is a big part of their charm -- Vol. 6 leads off with Andrew Loog Oldham's theme tune for the British music show Ready Steady Go, around the midway point we're treated to a prime bit of vintage ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Little Steven Van Zandt leads a charmed life -- plenty of record collector geeks who like garage rock make mix CDs to tip off their friends about their recent finds and enthusiasms, but Van Zandt has figured out a way to actually make money off such things, and he doesn't seem to be running out of enthusiasm as he released the sixth volume so far in his Coolest Songs in the World series. Van Zandt isn't afraid to get a bit idiosyncratic on these collections, which of course is a big part of their charm -- Vol. 6 leads off with Andrew Loog Oldham's theme tune for the British music show Ready Steady Go, around the midway point we're treated to a prime bit of vintage almost-psychedelic girl group vocalizing from the Cake, and the disc closes with something new from the Pretty Things which sounds remarkably like something old from the Pretty Things. While the presence of the Stooges and the Go-Go's on this set is more than welcome, Van Zandt could have chosen better tunes than "Free and Freaky" and "La La Land," pulled from their respective comeback albums. The rest of the set thankfully ranges from good to excellent, with powerhouse tracks from the Paybacks "Stranger in the House," the Nomads "Ain't No King of Rock 'N' Roll", the Wolfmen "Needle in the Camel's Eye" and the Stabilisers "Belinda" rounding out the latter category. Van Zandt has a good ear for a great single or would-be single, and while garage rock fans will dig just about everything here, he isn't afraid to mix up the formula and add some extra flavors to keep things interesting, which is why the Coolest Songs in the World series remains a great value for folks who dig their rock aged just a touch and with an extra serving of fuzz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Wicked Cool Record
  • UPC: 856385001169
  • Catalog Number: 500116
  • Sales rank: 126,363

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 365 Rolling Stones (One for Everyday of the Year) - The Andrew Oldham Orchestra (2:01)
  2. 2 Needle in the Camel's Eye - Wolfmen (2:47)
  3. 3 Free & Freaky - The Stooges (2:39)
  4. 4 You Don't Look So Good - The Urges (2:54)
  5. 5 La La Land - The Go-Go's (3:02)
  6. 6 She Does - Locksley (1:50)
  7. 7 Belinda - The Stabilisers (3:29)
  8. 8 Ain't No King of Rock 'N' Roll - The Nomads (2:37)
  9. 9 Baby That's Me - The Cake (2:45)
  10. 10 Love to Love You - Mink Jaguar (1:22)
  11. 11 Never Gonna Die - The Shys (2:48)
  12. 12 King of the Freaks - The Maggots (4:00)
  13. 13 Goodbye Rock and Roll Band - Novaks (1:47)
  14. 14 Stranger in the House - The Paybacks (2:18)
  15. 15 Suzanna - The Wildbirds (2:58)
  16. 16 All Light Up - The Pretty Things (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Belinda Carlisle Vocals
Iggy Pop Vocals
Plas Johnson Horn, Woodwind
John McLaughlin Guitar
Charlie Watts Drums
Mike Post Guitar
Mike Deasy Sr. Guitar
Phil May Vocals
Bill Wyman Bass
Jane Wiedlin Rhythm Guitar
Mike Leander Piano
Charles Wright Guitar
Ron Asheton Guitar
Scott Asheton Drums
Arnold Belnick Strings
John Boudreaux Drums
Bobby Bruce Strings
Charlotte Caffey Guitar
David Cohen Guitar
Leroy Cooper Horn
Mickey Davis Guitar, Vocals
Joel Ellis Drums
Gene Estes Percussion
Richard Frost Drums
Jessie Hill Percussion
Carol Kaye Guitar
Leonard Malarsky Strings
Marco Pirroni Guitar
Melvin Moore Horn
Barbara Morillo Vocals
John Neufeld Woodwind
Andrew Loog Oldham Vocals
Donald Peake Guitar
Michel Rubini Harpsichord
David Sherr Woodwind
Gina Schock Drums
John Simmons Guitar
Darrel Terwilliger Strings
Kathy Valentine Bass
Wally Allen Waller Bass, Vocals
Jim Walters Vocals
Mike Watt Bass
Ike Williams Horn
Skip Alan Percussion, Drums
Mac Rebennack Organ, Guitar
Dave Dixon Percussion
James R. Horn Horn, Woodwind
Emil Briano Strings
Brendan Benson Background Vocals
William Hafer Drums
Mark St. John Drums, Vocals
John Szymanski Bass
Alan Crockford Guitar, Background Vocals
Elliot Dicks Drums, Tambourine, Shaker
Melvin Brown Guitar
Frank Holland Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
John Ewing Horn
Dick Taylor Banjo, Guitar
Hans Ostlund Guitar
Nick Vahlberg Guitar, Vocals
Bjorne Froberg Bass, Background Vocals
Leslie Milton Conga, Drums
Mans P. Mansson Guitar, Vocals
Jonas Lundberg Percussion, Drums
Wendy Case Guitar, Vocals
Gary Clarke Organ, Rhythm Guitar
Jon Keliehor Percussion
Jon Jon Fries Drums
Matthew Reetz Guitar
Michael Ziemann Bass
Nicholas Ziemann Guitar
Danny Methric Guitar, Background Vocals
Kyle Krone Guitar, Vocals
Alex Kweskin Organ, Piano
Chris Huges Drums
Tomas Holm Bass
Jens Lagergren farfisa organ
Jon Bott Bass Guitar, Vocals
Francis Braithwaite Drums
Simon Corbey Rhythm Guitar
Michael Patrick Walker Drums, Background Vocals
Chelsea Lee Vocals
Lonnie Bolden Horn
Joakim Ericson Drums
Glen Lee Flynn Guitar
Jeanette Jacob-Wood Vocals
Chris Wuff Bass, Guitar
Chris Constantinou Bass Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Phil Manzanera Composer
Iggy Pop Composer
Jack Nitzsche Composer
Mike Leander Composer
Steve Albini Producer, Engineer
Ron Asheton Composer
Scott Asheton Composer
Harold Battiste Jr. Arranger
Jackie DeShannon Composer
Brian Eno Composer
Charles Greene Producer
Chris Hughes Producer
Paul Q. Kolderie Producer
Andrew Loog Oldham Composer, Producer
Sean Slade Producer
Brian Stone Producer
Mike Mariconda Producer
Mark St. John Producer
Greg Fidelman Producer
The Maggots Composer
Wendy Case Composer
Guy Benny Producer
Alex Saltz Mastering
Kyle Krone Composer
Alex Kweskin Composer
Dave Cobb Producer
Jesse Laz Personnel
Sam Bair Personnel
Little Steven Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Simon Corbey Composer
Louis Arzonico Artwork
Chips K. Producer
Jorge Explosion Producer
Jordan Laz Personnel
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