Eric Schmuckler

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Tribute to the Tributes

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Shonen Knife (the Carpenters)  Top of the World  buy on itunes
Beagle (Edison Lighthouse - Right to Chews - Bubblegum Classics Revisited)  Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)  buy on itunes
20/20 (Badfinger)  Day After Day  buy on itunes
Tommy Keene (the Hollies)  Carrie Ann  buy on itunes
Material Issue (the Bee Gees)  Run to Me  buy on itunes
Jason Falkner (the Left Banke)  Pretty Ballerina  buy on itunes
the Hang Ups (Raspberries)  I Saw the Light  buy on itunes
Mitch Easter (the Monkees)  Valleri  buy on itunes
the Cynics (the Beach Boys)  Be True to Your School  buy on itunes
Voodoo Court (Surf Tribute to Burt Bacharach)  (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me  buy on itunes
the Lyres (Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs)  Ring Dang Doo  buy on itunes
Roy Loney & the Phantom Movers (Troggs)  With A Girl Like You  buy on itunes
the Minus 5 (the Cookies - Songs of Greenwich & Barry)  People Say  buy on itunes
Debbie Harry (Otis Blackwell)  Don't Be Cruel  buy on itunes
John Hiatt (Doc Pomus)  A Mess of Blues  buy on itunes
Bruce Springsteen (Elvis Presley)  Viva Las Vegas  buy on itunes
Side B
Rufus Wainwright (the Beatles)  Across the Universe  buy on itunes
Come (the Rolling Stones)  I Got the Blues  buy on itunes
Fastball (the Who)  The Real Me  buy on itunes
Melissa Quade (Led Zeppelin)  The Ocean  buy on itunes
Jonathan Richman (the Kinks)  Stop Your Sobbing  buy on itunes
Chris Von Sneidern (Ian Gomm - the Stiff Generation)  Hold On  buy on itunes
Marshall Crenshaw & Christine Oh (Nick Lowe)   Cruel to Be Kind  buy on itunes
Brenda Kahn (Elvis Costello)  Watch Your Step  buy on itunes
Songdog (the Clash)  Janie Jones  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash (Bruce Springsteen)   I'm On Fire  buy on itunes
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Buddy Holly)  Maybe Baby  buy on itunes
Cowboy Junkies (Bob Dylan)  If You Gotta Go, Go Now  buy on itunes
Andre Williams (Tom Waits)  Pasties and a G-String  buy on itunes
U2 (Ramones)  Beat on the Brat  buy on itunes


I am, alas, a total sucker for tribute albums. While the batting average is notoriously low, there are rewards, sampled herewith. Some thematic tributes (bubblegum, Stiff, Doc Pomus and surf Bacharach, plus friends of mighty Norton Records on Sam the Sham) hold up particularly well. The Powerpop Mafia clearly had a ball contributing to the front half of Side One, while side Two opens with the obligatory Beatles/Stones/Who/Zep run. Okay this is kinda trainspot-y, but that's what this site's all about.


Date: 11/27/2005
This is great stuff! I love the Shonen Knife and Debbie Harry especially, and I'd love to hear some of the more obscure stuff.
Date: 11/28/2005
FUN! Nice to see a Schmuckler appearance! How's that von Sneidern take?
Date: 11/28/2005
Covers are either hit or miss and these look like hits!
Date: 11/30/2005
Great lookin' mix Eric!
Date: 11/30/2005
Looks good Eric. You got all the bases covered.

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