West of Eden: The California Collection

West of Eden: The California Collection

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Representing 17 of California's finest underground pop outfits from the highly acclaimed to the still obscure, Zip Records' West of Eden compilation is largely delightful, despite its surprisingly tacky T&A cover art. Launched with the intoxicatingly loopy, provocative "Sex" by Persephone's Bees, the disc touches on power pop (the

Overview

Representing 17 of California's finest underground pop outfits from the highly acclaimed to the still obscure, Zip Records' West of Eden compilation is largely delightful, despite its surprisingly tacky T&A cover art. Launched with the intoxicatingly loopy, provocative "Sex" by Persephone's Bees, the disc touches on power pop (the Shambles' stellar "All Sorts"), indie rock (Fields of Gaffney's lo-fi "Play Me"), and glam revival (the Paranoids' T. Rex homage "The Party's Over") with positive results. As one might expect, standouts come from that dog. vet Anna Waronker (who lends the easy, breezy keeper "California Fade") and the Muffs (supplying the shimmering, midtempo "Even Now"). If San Francisco's the Slings underachieve with the sluggish Pavement-wannabe offering "Road," the greatest discovery on West of Eden has to be "To the Cannon," by the tremendously talented '60s-inspired Sleaves.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
Label:
Zip Records
UPC:
0691045817625
catalogNumber:
19
Rank:
204212

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Dunbar   Guitar,Vocals
Eric Gaffney   Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Carlsen Flynn   Bass
Richard Marshall   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Roy McDonald   Drums
Donn Spindt   Drums,Vocals
Kim Shattuck   Vocals
Chris Carrol   Guitar
Chan   Bass,Vocals
Tom Heyman   Guitar
John Hofer   Drums
Jon Rubin   Guitar,Vocals
Aaron Nudelman   Drums
Justin Weis   Guitar
Mike Farrell   Bass,Guitar
Kelly Atkins   Keyboards,Vocals
Jeannette Kantzalis   Guitar,Vocals
Tim Fuson   Bass
Mike Romano   Drums
Mark Z.   Bass
Eunice Holland   Bass
Richard Scramaglia   Guitar,Vocals
Damon Larson   Vocals
Greg Giles   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Kamoo   Drums
Nick Laquintano   Drums
Jennifer Shelton   Vocals
Tim Hines   Guitar,Vocals
Dennis Galway   Drums
Bart Mendoza   Guitar,Vocals
Nathan Alfaro   Bass,Vocals
Paul Bertolino   Vocals
Tom Ayres   Guitar
Elliott Kiger   Drums
Jonathan Marquez   Bass
Jessica Cowley   Bass
Allan Moon   Bass
Mike Miller   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Eric Gaffney   Composer
Damon Larson   Composer
Greg Giles   Composer
Jeff Shelton   Composer

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