Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

by The String Cheese Incident


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Trick or Treat

With String Cheese Incident either a done deal or on an extended hiatus -- no one was really saying anything definitive one way or the other -- the group's members decided to release both a massive, limited-edition, nine-CD box (seven complete sets) and pared-down two-disc collection culled from its annual Halloween shows. While hardcore Cheeseheads will likely want to spring for the full set, the less-fully committed will suffice with this tidy best-of. SCI habitually used their October 31 gigs to spring an assortment of choice, unpredictable cover tunes on their open-minded audience, and that's what comprises nearly all of the package. That they also took many liberties with those covers should come as no surprise, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. These gigs were intended to be loose and fun, and anyone who went to one looking for musical perfection on a night when the jam band randomly chose to have their way with tunes by everyone from KC & the Sunshine Band and Black Sabbath to Cat Stevens and the Clash was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two Beatles tunes populate the first disc, a relatively straightforward "Come Together" and a trippy "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite," the latter preceded by a spacy intro that hints where it's going long before it actually gets there. Keller Williams' "Freeker by the Speaker" is given a quasi-bluegrass spin, and the Police's "Walking on the Moon" is a ringer for the original. Fellow jammers Phish are saluted with "The Wedge" and the aforementioned Sabbath with "War Pigs," giving SCI all the reason they required to show just how much of a metallic stomp they could create when they wanted to. Disc two is no less kooky, running from a tight, fusiony workout on Miles Davis' "So What" to Bob Marley's "Exodus," a churning "L.A. Woman" (the Doors), "Under African Skies" (Paul Simon), "Rockin' the Casbah" (the Clash), and "Peace Train" (Stevens). Not all of the collection relies on cover material though: keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth's "'Round the Wheel" and guitarist Bill Nershi's "Restless Wind" provide a reminder, at the tail-end of the two-fer, that when they weren't sampling from their iPods, these guys could write original material on par with some of those covers they enjoyed playing so much.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2009
Label: Sci Fidelity Records
UPC: 0662102112526
catalogNumber: 1125
Rank: 34109


Disc 1

  1. Texas
  2. Mouna Bowa
  3. Another Night
  4. The Galactic
  5. Rhythm of the Road
  6. 'Round the Wheel
  7. I Know You Rider

Disc 2

  1. Elvis' Wild Ride
  2. Jellyfish
  3. On the Road
  4. Remington Ride
  5. Lester Poem
  6. Exodus
  7. Lester
  8. Octopus's Garden
  9. Lester
  10. Under African Skies
  11. Lester
  12. Down Under
  13. Lester
  14. Pirates

Disc 3

  1. Land's End
  2. Best Feeling
  3. Jellyfish
  4. Land's End
  5. Big Halloween Jam
  6. Glory Chords
  7. Restless Wind

Disc 4

  1. Land's End
  2. Walking on the Moon
  3. Come Together
  4. The Wedge
  5. Get Down Tonight
  6. Turn This Around
  7. Lost
  8. Jam
  9. Come as You Are

Disc 5

  1. Train
  2. Sweet Georgia Brown
  3. Train
  4. Instant Karma
  5. Train
  6. New York, New York
  7. Train
  8. So What
  9. Train
  10. No Sleep Till Brooklyn
  11. Shakedown Street
  12. Howard

Disc 6

  1. 'Round the Wheel
  2. Good Times Around the Band
  3. Joyful Sound
  4. Land's End
  5. Big Apple Jam
  6. Glory Chords
  7. Texas

Disc 7

  1. Rod Roddy
  2. LA Woman
  3. Rod Roddy
  4. Tightrope
  5. Rod Roddy
  6. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  7. Rod Roddy
  8. Fire/Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  9. Rod Roddy
  10. We Are The Champions
  11. My Way
  12. Orange Blossom Special
  13. Dirk
  14. Miss Brown's Teahouse

Disc 8

  1. Freakshow
  2. Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite
  3. Hot in Herre
  4. War Pigs
  5. Jam
  6. Money
  7. Freeker by the Speaker

Disc 9

  1. Peace Train
  2. Rock the Casbah
  3. I Feel Like Fixin' to Die Rag
  4. Rockin' in the Free World
  5. Revolution
  6. Jam
  7. Howard Jam
  8. Rockin' in the Free World (Reprise)
  9. Hey Pocky Way
  10. Thriller

Disc 10

  1. Land's End
  2. Walking On the Moon
  3. Come Together
  4. The Wedge
  5. Get Down Tonight
  6. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
  7. Hot in Herre
  8. War Pigs
  9. Freeker By the Speaker

Disc 11

  1. Exodus
  2. Under African Skies
  3. Tightrope
  4. LA Woman
  5. Peace Train
  6. Rock the Casbah
  7. So What
  8. 'Round the Wheel
  9. Restless Wind

Album Credits

Performance Credits

String Cheese Incident   Primary Artist
Chris Frantz   Vocals
Tina Weymouth   Vocals
Jamie Masefield   Mandolin
Michael Travis   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Rahzel   Vocals,Beat Box
Jason Hann   Percussion,Group Member
Michael Kang   Mandolin,Violin,Vocals,Group Member
Keith Moseley   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Bill Nershi   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Liza Oxnard   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Keller Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kyle Hollingsworth   Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Bill McKay   Keyboards
Brendan Bayliss   Guitar
Keith Mosley   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Chuck Brown   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Ozzy Osbourne   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Sting   Composer
Joe Strummer   Composer
Roger Waters   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Jean-Luc Ponty   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Hank Penny   Composer
Ani DiFranco   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Adam Horovitz   Composer
Trey Anastasio   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Doyle Bramhall   Composer
Geezer Butler   Composer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Kurt Cobain   Composer
Mike D   Composer
Richard Finch   Composer
Dave Grohl   Composer
Colin Hay   Composer
Topper Headon   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Tony Iommi   Composer
Mick Jones   Composer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Kevin Morris   Management,Booking
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
Krist Novoselic   Composer
Guy N'Sangue   Composer
Tim O'Brien   Composer
George Porter   Composer
Herb Remington   Composer
Ervin T. Rouse   Composer
Rick Rubin   Composer
Frank "Poncho" Sampedro   Composer
Rod Temperton   Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Michael Travis   Composer,Liner Notes
Bill Ward   Composer
Tim O'Brien & O'Boys   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Mark Berger   Package Layout
Michael Kang   Composer,Liner Notes
Keith Moseley   Composer,Liner Notes
Bill Nershi   Composer,Liner Notes
Jeremy Stein   Management,Booking
Keller Williams   Composer
Michael R. Everett   Cover Design,Cover Art,Poster Design
Kyle Hollingsworth   Composer,Liner Notes
Mike Luba   Management,Booking
Traditional   Composer
Tom Marshall   Composer
Steve Beatty   Engineer
Jon O'Leary   Engineer
Adam Yauch   Composer
Jesse Aratow   Management,Booking
Nadia Prescher   Management,Booking
Jeff Wood   Poster Design
Peter George   Engineer
Richard Starkey   Composer
Cornell Haynes   Composer
Arthur Neville   Composer
Joe McDonald   Composer
Micah Gordon   Engineer
Rick Finch   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer
Jack Adkins   Composer
Dan Pape   Composer
Christopher Peterson   Poster Design
Gregg Gordon-Gigart   Poster Design
Keith Mosley   Composer
Karla Van Huysen   Poster Design
Jesse Philipps   Poster Design
Ronald Graham Strykert   Composer
Michael Everett   Cover Design

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