The Best Beer Drinking Album in the World...Ever

The Best Beer Drinking Album in the World...Ever

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The Best Beer Drinking Album in the World...Ever

Some would assume The Best Beer Drinking Album in the World...Ever to be a rousing mishmash of well-known classic rock anthems, danceable big-beat extravaganzas, and the occasional Tom T. Hall-style novelty -- sort of a Jock Jams for the suds set. But while that record undoubtedly gathers dust in a compilation bin somewhere, EMI Canada's Best Beer Drinking Album takes a more literal bent. Thus, alongside tired sporting event and school dance staples -- Blur's "Song 2," the seven-millionth licensing of Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun" -- Best Beer includes a host of tracks with direct reference to taking a tipple. If they happen to be melodic, that's cool, too. There's Steve Earle's moonshine drama "Copperhead Road," Chumbawamba's perpetually misunderstood "Tubthumping" (whiskey drink, vodka drink), the Semisonic novelty "Closing Time," and Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life." "American Pie" with its whiskey and rye appears in lame edited form. Kim Mitchell's mullet nugget "Go for Soda" fulfills both the beer angle and the album's CanCon quotient, as do the Northern Pikes with their fun rocker "She Ain't Pretty." The Best Beer Drinking Album's unlikely emotional center comes from Montreal's Bran Van 3000 and "Drinking in L.A." While the song's aimless daylight drinking vibe is true to the album's theme, it's also an enduring snapshot of the halcyon '90s and the brittle electro-pop fluff the decade churned out each summer. The memories this track shakes loose are plenty in number, and worthy of drinking to.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2004
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 0724357862721
catalogNumber: 578627

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Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
David Bowie   Composer
Steve Earle   Composer
Don McLean   Composer
Iggy Pop   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Kim Mitchell   Composer
Damon Albarn   Composer
Graham Coxon   Composer
Pye Dubois   Composer
Gordon Gano   Composer
Alex James   Composer
David Lowery   Composer
Jimmy Marinos   Composer
Jimmy Paterson   Composer
Charlie Reid   Composer
Craig Reid   Composer
Kevin Rowland   Composer
Mike Skill   Composer
Dan Wilson   Composer
Bryan Potvin   Composer
Nigel Hunter   Composer
Adam Holden   Composer
Paul Greco   Composer
Kevin Adams   Composer
John Mann   Composer
M. James   Composer
Jamie Di Salvio   Composer

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