Q People: A Tribute to NRBQ

The Q People: A Tribute to NRBQ

     
 
Given that, in the truest sense, they were an alternative rock band with a cult following years before either phrase was in common currency with your average music scribe, it's a bit surprising that it has taken so long for someone to put together an NRBQ tribute album, especially considering the high regard in which they're held by so many musicians. The Q People:

Overview

Given that, in the truest sense, they were an alternative rock band with a cult following years before either phrase was in common currency with your average music scribe, it's a bit surprising that it has taken so long for someone to put together an NRBQ tribute album, especially considering the high regard in which they're held by so many musicians. The Q People: A Tribute to NRBQ features 11 covers of classic tunes by the Q spanning their 35-plus year career, plus an audio episode of Spongebob Squarepants that interpolates another half-dozen songs (Tom Kenny, the voice of Spongebob, is a big fan); The Q People not only makes a strong case for the Q's diversity, but shows how the band affected a remarkable variety of artists, with all the performers putting their own stamps on the songs. Yo La Tengo add a lovely and gentle sense of melancholy to "Magnet," as does Ron Sexsmith on "My Girlfriend's Pretty"; J Mascis rocks out hard on "I Want You Bad"; Steve Earle lays on some good and greasy roots rock on "A Girl Like That"; and Los Lobos find a solid R&B groove in "Never Take the Place of You." R.E.M.'s Mike Mills also steps in with a strong solo performance on "When Things Was Cheap," and while Bonnie Raitt's contribution was recorded in 1982, her version of "Me and the Boys" is still pretty stellar. Ultimately, it's hard for a fan not to wish there weren't another ten songs on board, with a few more of the group's high-profile fans such as Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, and Dave Edmunds on deck, but The Q People is a sincere and loving tribute to a great and underappreciated band, and it leaves the fan wanting more...and wanting more NRBQ is a truly fine thing.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
SPIRITHOUSE RECORDS
UPC:
0881917730125
catalogNumber:
77301

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Earle   Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Guitar,Vocals
Corky Hale   Harp
Ian McLagan   Keyboards
Eric Ambel   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Carol Lawrence   Voices
Rodney Bingenheimer   Voices
John Bell   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Berlin   Strings,Vibes
Billy Conway   Drums
Mitch Easter   Guitar,Vocals
Ricky Fataar   Drums
John Hermann   Keyboards,Vocals
David Hidalgo   Guitar,Background Vocals
Robert Holmes   Guitar,Background Vocals
Georgia Hubley   Drums,Vocals
Ira Kaplan   Guitar
Tom Kenny   Vocals,Voices,Narrator,Track Performer
Don Kerr   Drums,Background Vocals
Jeff Lass   Piano
Kelly Looney   Bass
Conrad Lozano   Bass,Background Vocals
J Mascis   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Todd Nance   Drums,Vocals
Domingo Ortiz   Percussion,Vocals
Andy Paley   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Accordion,Bongos,Celeste,Drums,Marimbas,Theremin,Vibes,Marxophone,Vocal Harmony
Will Rigby   Drums,Tambourine
Cesar Rosas   Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Lee Schell   Guitar,Background Vocals
Dave Schools   Bass,Vocals
Ron Sexsmith   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ray O'Hara   Bass
John Worster   Percussion,Drums
George McConnell   Guitar
Rodger Bumpass   Voices
Matthew Cullen   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals,E-bow
Jason Mercer   Bass Guitar
Ray Mason   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Louie Pérez   Background Vocals,Jarana
Tim Bovaconti   Guitar,Background Vocals
James McNew   Bass
Paul Niehaus   Pedal Steel Guitar
Settie   Vocals
Probyn Gregory   French Horn
Bambi Conway   Background Vocals
Jeremy Wakefield   Lap Steel Guitar
David Trenholm   Background Vocals
Matthew Hebert   Vocals
Bob Hennessy   Guitar
Carlos Alazraqui   Voices
Cougar Estrada   Percussion,Drums
Paul Pelis   Drums
T-Bone Wolk   Organ,Bass,Guitar
Paul McNamara   Background Vocals
Sage Guyton   Ukulele
Ken Maiuri   Bass,Keyboards
Don McAulay   Drums
Brad Carrow   Clarinet
Violet Conway Paley   Background Vocals
Bill Faggerbakke   Voices
Chuck Ferreira   Percussion
Isa Ghaffari   Background Vocals
Mellie Ghaffari   Background Vocals
Phil Helder   Cello
Clay Hillenburg   Background Vocals
Karen Hillenburg   Background Vocals
Steve Hillenburg   Ukulele
Carol Holter   Viola
Carol Hutter   Violin,Viola
Stephen Katz   Cello
Jill Kenny   Background Vocals
Mark Schwaber   Bass

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Engineer
Anderson   Composer
T. Adams   Composer
Terry Adams   Composer
Mitch Easter   Engineer
Rob Fraboni   Producer
John Keane   Producer,Engineer
J Mascis   Producer
Roger Moutenot   Producer,Engineer
Andy Paley   Producer
Joey Spampinato   Composer
Tim Kramer   Engineer
Matthew Cullen   Producer
Josh Achziger   Engineer
Danny Bernini   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Penn Jillette   Liner Notes
Conrad Pinon   Engineer
Wayno   Cover Art
Twangtrust   Producer
David Trenholm   String Arrangements,Score Copyist
Sean Richards   Engineer
Mark Alan Miller   Producer,Engineer
Paul McNamara   Executive Producer
Jon DeBaun   Engineer
Danny Michael Hilley   Engineer
Mark Johnson   Engineer

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