OF HANDS AND HEARTS
MUSIC FOR THE TSUNAMI DISASTER FUND
Integrity INRD127 (2CD)
Disc: 1 1. All Over the World 2. Good Songs 3. Try Five Times [#] - Dramarama 4. Sleepy Vampire 5. I'll Learn 6. Ticket to Japan - The Red Elvises 7. Anodyne Dream - GANGgajang 8. She Is Light - The Dotted Line 9. Major Label Interest - Bang Sugar Bang 10. I Know [#][Demo Version] 11. No Way - The Donkeys 12. Go Girl - Nine Below Zero 13. In the Worst Way [#] - The Rubinoos 14. Sacred Ground [#] - Annabella Lwin 15. Once Too Often [#] - Dog Trumpet 16. Stuck in Time - Barry Holdship 17. If I Could 18. I Own the Ending - Ray Mason Band 19. Star Trek [#] - Sunbeams 20. Silver Dollar Sunday - The Lolas 21. Drive On 22. Connection 23. Fatal Shore [Live] 24. Who Will Hold You? [#] - Nick Beggs Disc: 2 1. Bubblegum and Beer - Supersuckers 2. Someday Soon [#] - The Waking Hours 3. Another Day in Pleasantville - Guitar Gangsters 4. Blingity Bling 5. Dates - R. Stevie Moore w/David Gregory 6. Survival in the Wild - Adrian Belew 7. Spring 1913 [#] 8. It's My Fault - Jeffrey Foskett 9. Akasha [#] - Wang Chung 10. If You Knew [TW Walsh Remix] - Easterly 11. Lady Luck [#] 12. When You Give Your Love to Me [Live] 13. You Will Dance Again - Kyle Vincent 14. Rising Stars [#] 15. Here We Go Again [#] 16. We're the Kids 17. Moron Man [#] - Wonderboy 18. That's Just Wrong [#] 19. Cu Ru Cu Pa - Joe "King" Carrasco 20. Normal Town [#] 21. It Doesn't Get Better Than This 22. Peanut Butter [#] - The Randies 23. End of Time - BMX Bandits 24. Thinking About You - Michael Carpenter 25. Beautiful [#]
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Here is what somebody wrote about the CD on www.nwoutpost.com |
I suck at reviews but I can tell you that this is a fantastic collection of melodic pop, punk and other offbeat goodies. I was only familiar with 13 of the 49 artists but was very happy with most of the stuff I hadn't heard of.
Ganggajang's ultrasmooth song of song titles! Dillon Fence (they have a Best Of?! I'm gettin' it.) The Donkeys rockin' "No Way" The Red Elvises "Ticket To Japan" The Twinkles. What a great, fun punk song
R. Stevie Moore "Dates" I was shocked when I saw this included here. R. Stevie is one of the most awe-inspiring artists EVER but somehow has never broken through to the mainstream. The dude can write a song in practically any style. In a way I hope he doesn't get well known because he's like my little secret that I don't want to share with anyone. I know that sounds stupid but we've all found great artists who we think only we know about and then they get popular and you don't like them as much or at all anymore. (I'm sure he'd be thrilled to hear that "Dates" is one of his best (anyone who has gotten the Chipz Mix I CD from the NWO disc exchange project has heard it.) Out of the hundreds of his albums and thousands of RSM songs we both chose this song for our CDs. Crazy! And the same version too...I believe there are about 6 or 7 versions of this tune that he put out on one release. I would urge anyone to read the R. Stevie Moore entry at the Trouser Press website and then start out with his Greatestits. Great stuff.
But my favorite track has to be "She Is Light" from the Dotted Line. Oh my God. I LOVE this song and it's playing in a continuous loop on the computer. I'm a sucker for melodic power pop (which Of Hands And Hearts is chock full of) and this is one of the best examples I've ever heard. Yummy.
Thanks for the great collection Spaz!