Eric Schmuckler

Member Since: 8/16/2001
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Tribute to the Tributes

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


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.