The Q People: A Tribute to NRBQ

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2004
  • Label: SPIRITHOUSE RECORDS
  • UPC: 881917730125
  • Catalog Number: 77301

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Magnet (4:08)
  2. 2 A Girl Like That (2:50)
  3. 3 Ridin' in My Car (3:28)
  4. 4 Never Take the Place of You - Los Lobos (3:46)
  5. 5 Me and the Boys (3:40)
  6. 6 I Love Her, She Loves Me (2:33)
  7. 7 When Things Was Cheap (3:53)
  8. 8 My Girlfriend's Pretty - Ron Sexsmith (2:29)
  9. 9 I Want You Bad (3:01)
  10. 10 Ain't No Horse (5:10)
  11. 11 Yes, Yes, Yes - King Radio (3:06)
  12. 12 Little Floater's Wild Weekend: It's a Wild Weekend/Little Floater/If I - SpongeBob Squarepants (19:41)
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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
Al 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
Dave Locke Mastering
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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