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21. Ain't I'm a Dog: 25 More Rockabilly
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22. Rockabilly Rumble
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23. Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts
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24. Surf Guitar Greats
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25. Strip Jointz: Hot Songs for Sexy
26. Thongs In The Key Of Life
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27. Working Man
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28. Booty Jams
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29. Latin Oldies Trilogy
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30. Surfin' Hits
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39. 1998 Grammy Nominees
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21. Ain't I'm a Dog: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
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4-0 out of 5 stars It's alright
Well I'm a big fan of rockabilly and this album is alright,It's not the best but it will keep you in a good mood for hours:) ... Read more

22. Rockabilly Rumble
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Rockabilly
My comments mirror exactly what Jack Barry said in his review. I I have always loved rockabilly music, but I have found that most of the modern bands do not quite get it right. They seem to over-do it a bit, and get too wild. But this is not the case with Rockabilly Rumble CD. This is the best compilation album of modern rockabilly music that I have ever heard.

It is a sampler of the various artists on the Golly Gee and Raucous Labels. Every track is great - some are terrific. My favorite bands are the Slingshots, Spinouts, Ralph Rebel, Peter & The Wolves, Riverside Trio, Rebel Rockers, and Jive Romeros.

The liner notes identify the particular album each track was taken from. I then went back onto the Amazon website to see if my favorite items were available. I ended up placing an order today for 5 additional CDs (2 of them are by Ralph Rebel). So this can serve as a warning that this experience can get expensive. However it is well worth the price for this terrific rockabilly music. I am now looking forward to receiving the individual CDs by these great artists.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Rockin' Record - My best CD purchase of the year!
I don't normally write reviews but I just picked up a copy of Rockabilly Rumble and I am wearin' it out. I didn't realize there were so many cool bands still playing rockabilly music. There is not a bad cut on this CD. I'm usually nervous about buying something that's listed as one of the most popular items in a category but I have no regrets on this one. If you like rockabilly music than this is a "must have" CD. Gotta go - I wanna get in my car and drive around some more with this CD turned up loud.

1-0 out of 5 stars Five Stars? No way!
This compilation is awful. First of all, I love the sound of Rockabilly, but the genre needs a serious injection of originality and this cd is proof. Every single song is horribly cliched, you know, "go cat go","kittens this...kittens that...", any reference to a cadillac, it's all there. I knew going into this that not all twenty or so songs would cut the mustard, but I would have been satisfied with 7 or 8 decent songs. Redoing classic music isn't necessarily bad (look at all the great modern surf groups), but this stuff is bad. If you want to hear the same song played over and over by groups whose only distinction are different names, by all means, check it out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Killer Rockabilly? You Better Believe It!
This is the best rockabilly sampler of modern rockabilly bands that I have ever purchased! It's way cool to have both the British rockabilly and American rockabilly sounds on the same disc. I love all 24 tracks - my favorite band is Peter and The Wolves - "Rock n' Roll Boogie" is a serious bopper. Ralph Rebel's "Rebel Rouser" sounds absolutely authentic. If you dig the classic rockabilly sounds you won't regret buying this disc. ... Read more

23. Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond
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5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Fans of freakbeat, mod and/or psych-pop will already have most of this material. However, much of it will be either bootlegged or spread out over dozens of compilations. Rhino does an excellent job of bringing it all together in one 4 CD box. Further, the sound is extraordinary.

Neophytes to the freakbeat scene will find this wealth of material a bit overwhelming at first, but the sheer brilliance of the music will soon win them over. The most famous bands here are the Small Faces, the Move, the Creation and the Pretty Things. Fortunately, the lesser known groups contribute songs that stand up to the heavy weights in the genre. Stand out tracks are by the Masters Apprentices and the Yardbirds wanna-bes, the Misunderstood.

This set is the sequel to the first NUGGETS, which featured American garage acts from the 60s. NUGGETS II illuminates lesser known gems from around the world. In some ways, this set betters the original because it unearths obscure chestnuts that deserve to be heard 35 years later whereas many of the original set's songs are a bit more easily found. Frustratingly, the music illustrates how little popular music has progressed since these heady days. Mike Stax's liner notes are vital in explaining this music to people who are just now stumbling into the scene.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hey Rhino, Are You Hiring?
Picking up where the first Nuggets box set left off, "Nuggets II" focuses on the rest of the world outside the continental U.S., including four discs of 60's Mod, Psychedelic, British R&B, and Freakbeat from all over the planet, even Iceland, Uruguay, Canada, and Japan. A handful of the bands contained within this compilation will be familiar to the casual garage fanatic (The Move, Status Quo, The Troggs, The Small Faces, The Pretty Things), but Rhino somehow managed to unearth gems from such seemingly obscure groups like The La De Das, Cuby & The Blizzards, Thor's Hammer, and Tintern Abbey. Like the sticker on my copy says, it "contains virtually no hits!", so be prepared for some surprises. Another beautifully packaged set from Rhino, including a reverentially compiled 100-page booklet loaded with photos, memorabilia, and information. I can't wait for Nuggets III!

3-0 out of 5 stars Too much filler
I agree with Mr. Scott, this is a letdown from the previous box. There are enough great tunes in here to fill out a super-solid 2-disc set. Fortunately, I got my box at a discount (traded in a pile of used cds and got about 40 bucks whacked off the list price so it didnt hurt too much but still).

Disc 1 is the most consistent of the four, the others are more patchy but have some good tunes. Some of my favortie bands are represented (Move, Easybeats, Small Faces) and some surprises (The Mickey Finn track is AWESOME, couldnt stop playing the darn thing). And the tracks by Kaliedoscope are intriguing, though they sound a little too much like early Pink Floyd (and pale in comparison to the American band of the same name).

But the track that really knocked me out (even more than the Mickey Finn track) was Timebox's "Gone Is The Sad Man", an absoultey amazing song. As a whole though, this box is nowhere near as consistent as the first one, which goes to show that when it comes to great garage rock you just cant beat the good 'ol USA.

3-0 out of 5 stars A major step down from the original, but still essential
The follow-up to the NUGGETS boxed set sort of had it in for itself from the get-go. How can you bottle lightning twice? You simply can't, but Rhino tried really hard with this set. The thick book packed with essays, band histories, and track-by-track histories makes up for the less-than-interesting songs it describes, but there are just too many duds to count in this set.

Disc 1 is the best of the box, with classics like The Creation's "Making Time" (UK), The Smoke's "My Friend Jack" (UK), Q65's "The Life I Live" (Sweden), The Haunted's "1-2-5" (Canada), The Thoughts' "All Night Stand" (UK), and even better tunes you've probably never heard of (We All Together's "It's a Sin to Go Away" [Peru], The Tages' "I Read You Like an Open Book" [Sweden], The Mockingbirds' "You Stole My Love" [UK], The Motions' "Everything" [Sweden], The La De Das' "How Is the Air Up There?" [New Zealand], The Marmalade's "I See the Rain" [UK], The Mickey Finn's "Garden of My Mind" [UK], The Easybeats' "Sorry" [Australia]).

Disc 2 is great, too, but the awesome songs are fewer and farther between. Highlights: The Misunderstood's "Children of the Sun" (UK), Wimple Winch's "Save My Soul" (UK), Them's "I Can Only Give You Everything" (Ireland), The Birds' "Say Those Magic Words" (UK), Golden Earrings' "Daddy Buy Me a Girl" (Holland), Timebox's "Gone is the Sad Man" (UK), Rupert's Peoples' "Reflections of Charles Brown" (UK, and a direct copy of Procol Harum's "White Shade of Pale), Love Sculpture's "In the Land of the Few" (UK), The Boots' "Gaby" (Germany), and The Creation's "Biff! Bang! Pow!" (UK).

Disc 3 and Disc 4 could have easily been shorn down into one disc; the fourth disc has two or three really good songs, but the third is fine. Highlights of Disc 3: Cuby and the Blizzards' "Your Body Not Your Soul", The Twilights' "Cathy Come Home", The Matadors' "Get Down from the Tree" (Czechoslovakia), Q65's "Cry in the Night" (Sweden), Los Chijuas' "Changing the Colors of Life" (Mexico), The Bluestars' "Social End Product" (New Zealand), The Guess Who's "It's My Pride" (Canada), The Open Mind's "Magic Potion" (UK), Episode Six' "Love Hate Revenge" (UK), The Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men" (UK), and The Downliners Sect's "Glendora" (UK). On disc 4, the sole redeeming gems are Tintern Abbey's "Vacuum Cleaner", The Wheels' "Bad Little Woman", Winston's Fumbs' "Real Crazy Apartment", The Zipps' "Kicks and Chicks", and The Small Faces' "Here Comes the Nice", those out of 28 songs!

The major problem with NUGGETS II is the inclusion of too many bands from the United Kingdom. Mainland Europe's garage/psychedelic bands had a lot more adversity to battle and usually came up with better R&B and head-thumpin' rock than their British counterparts. Perhaps Rhino should have released an all-UK box and then an all-international box? Regardless, it's a collection you'll definitely want to add to your shelf, just not one worth revisiting that often.

1-0 out of 5 stars A very disappointing sequel
I loved the first Nuggets box, but this one blows chunks. These songs were forgotten for a reason. There are maybe a handful of catchy tunes, and the rest are boring as all heck. The type of music is fundamentally different from the first Nuggets, which was mostly hard-rocking garage; I guess you'd describe Nuggets II as psychedelic. Regardless, there's nothing on here remotely comparable to, say, "Psychotic Reaction" or "I Had Too Much to Dream" from the first box. Just dull, inspired, tuneless, obscure dreck. ... Read more

24. Surf Guitar Greats
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4-0 out of 5 stars surf instrumental
This seems more like a guitar instrumental alblum to me and less of a surf guitar alblum. None of the soungs stand out at all even though they are all nicely arranged. There is quite a bit of difference between authentic 60's surf music and the nice sounding guitar music this CD presents. All in all the CD is worth buying. The 33 minutes of music are fun to listen to and there are no clunkers on the alblum.

5-0 out of 5 stars Surf Rock you alive and rockin'
With this CD you get a little sampler of a few artisits, tackling covers with some nice originals, very cool, and very chill music, the kind that ends up in sountracks... yeah there's no dick dale, but if you like his stuff, you probrably already have a few of his CDs already, besides where else can one hear 2 Los Straightjackets songs plus a bunch of other amazing bands...

ONE great plus, even on first liten none of the songs sound the same... great job of arranging covers especially "Tico Tico." Ends w/Los Straitjackets "Pacifica" yup Drivin' music at its finest, definatly makes the long drives -into- short drives.

5-0 out of 5 stars This one pumps!
I just wish it had more than the 12 selections, cuz I keep letting it just spin...great road music and twangin surf guitars. Give me more Laika and the Cosmonauts!

5-0 out of 5 stars Want a fun CD for your car?
What a great CD. The songs are fun and entertaining. They are bouncy, cool, and if you're tired, just blast it and you're ready for your roadtrip!

Where's Dave Wronski?? (Slacktone, Jon & the Nightriders)
How about Paul Johnson? Oh Yeah No Dick Dale either!
We love Los Straitjackets but they are Missing some Major Guitar Greats on these tracks. ... Read more

25. Strip Jointz: Hot Songs for Sexy Dancers
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1-0 out of 5 stars You call this strip club music?
Only 2 maybe 3 songs on this cd qualifies as strip club music. "B*Tch, Shake that A**" from dj Boss Pimp is REAL strip club music, this ain't.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awww yeahhh...
This is a great compilation by all the original artists. It's great to find all these songs in one place...definetly a party favorite.

5-0 out of 5 stars Music that makes you feel "sexy-funky".
When I first brought this CD into the office, everybody thought I was nuts. After just one listen, it became everyone's favorite. The music is sexy, funny, and funky. It is traditional in the office that we play this CD in the late afternoon when everyone's tired and needs a little pep. Everyone sings along to "Superfreak", "Brick House", and "Strokin'".

When I bought "Strip Jointz 2", all the guys went crazy! That is now the office's second favorite CD. These CDs are highly recommended! ... Read more

26. Thongs In The Key Of Life
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5-0 out of 5 stars Enjoying this album!
This is an excellent CD, and I can't believe it is by artists who have not been discovered yet! If you like Jimmy Buffett's music, then you'll really like this album. From Sonny Russell's "Overheated" to John Reno's "WEDO", it is obvious that these musicians are Buffett-influenced, and that is alright by me. Two other songs that I really like are Key West's "Beach People", and St. Somewhere's "Postcard". Buffett should get behind these people if he isn't already, because they are making good music!

5-0 out of 5 stars Be prepared to do some shopping!
I bought "Thongs" last summer on the advice of other Amazon reviewers, played it once and put it away until our trip to the Keys this Christmas. It sounded great down in Florida, and fortunately now it's just what the doctor ordered in snowy Central New York. Such an unbelievable CD!

The sixteen songs here couldn't be more pleasantly diverse in their styles, yet every one takes you back to the beach, to Key West or to a Buffett concert. In fact, some of the artists here have either opened for Buffett or played at Parrothead gatherings like the Meeting of the Minds. The more I listen to it, my favorites change, although right now three songs get my vote - "Beach People, Beach Music" by Key West, "Postcard" by St. Somewhere, and "Life in the Laid Back Lane" by Sunny Jim White. The latter is a modern-day "Margaritaville", sung by a self-described poolside strummer from the Cayman Islands whose CD by the same name I just ordered from (pay attention, Amazon!).

Anyway - each of these artists have other stuff for you to buy, and the liner notes tell you where to find it. No doubt I'll also buy one or more CD's from Key West (the band) and several others. (Can I control myself and maybe only buy one per month? Doubtful.)

Guaranteed - if you buy this CD you'll be buying much more and branching out to great music you never knew existed!

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than expected
I had heard some of these artists on Radio Margaritaville, so when I came across this cd, I snagged it, if only for the novelty factor. I was pleasantly surprised with the overall consistant quality of the music. I played this cd for a boat full of 35 Windjammer Cruise aficionados and it was a monster hit with them.

Volume II continues as a quality compilation.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Beach Babys Dream
Being on the ocean much of the time, I have always had a huge interest in "local" music. I happened to come about this CD and was I surprised! This is an excellent CD, and is a must for any boat operator, Diver, or "Beach People".

Living in Florida, I already am familiar with the talents of Jim Morris (BOCANUTS) and James White, (LIFE IN THE LAIDBACK LANE), and you will not be disappointed. Natives of the "Sunburn Circuit" these songs exemplify the Tropical, Calypso, some Reggae flavor of this area. But the extention of this included Texas Gulf and Carolina Beach with its climate based laidback lyrics.

I guess if you can imagine A "BEACH MUSIC" concert version of Newport Jazz, this would be it. To a ocean person and a proud drifter of the islands from St. Thomas to Pedro Island, this CD is mandatory along side your Jimmy Buffett, Bertie Higgins, Bellamy Brothers, James Taylor, Barefoot Man, and Marley.

Go for this and Volume II. An excellent bargain.

5-0 out of 5 stars Happy Music!
This is pure happiness. I just listened to it for the first time, and I'm ready to pack up my car and move to the beach. If Jimmy Buffett, sand, surf, sun, and coconut rum make you this! ... Read more

27. Working Man
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2-0 out of 5 stars Bad example of a "tribute" album!
Obviously the musicians playing on this album had nothing better to do than trying to duplicate Rush's songs. This is exactly how a tribute album should not be like, but it's the same problem with nearly any other album of this kind. O.K., the musicians are talented, so why didn't they try to bring some new interpretations? Plus, I have a very own problem with this record:I my opinion Rush were so successful and enjoyable, because they always added great pop melodies to their sound. But this tribute album offers a harder rocking sound, and Rush's fine songs are demoted to dull and cliched heavy rock tunes. This album may be of interest for hardcore Rush fans, for the rest of the world it's not worth a listen.

5-0 out of 5 stars I really like this CD; read the review for why
I've long liked Rush. As a band, however, even their live sound is awful similiar to the album. I also like well done covers, just to hear variations on my favorite songs. There are some very good musicians on this album. Steve Morse, an excellent guitarist, contributes to "La Villa". The version of "Anthem" here is better(!) than the original. "YYZ" is an interesting and stronger soloed version of the original. "Natural Science" actually loses some of its harsh edge and becomes a better tune. Although rabid Rush purists won't care for the disk, I really liked it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Tribute Album Ever
This is such a great album. I found it used in a local record
store and really had my doubts. Tribute albums are usually a
way to make a quick buck. My local record dealer has headsets
and players available to listen to CD's before you put down your
money for them (what a novel idea). Anyway, after listening to
the first 20 seconds of "Analog Kid", my favorite Rush song, I
realized that this was a no-brainer and bought it. The other
reviews on Amazon are amazing! You people obviously are NOT Rush
fans. One guy even said that the musicians on this album were
one step above "garage band". Mike Portnoy, Deen Castronovo,
Steve Morse are that bad? Dude, next time you take your medication, cut the dosage in half. What a joke! This album is
as progressive, professional and mind-blowing as it gets. They
must have had a blast recording these tunes. They didn't exactly
do the "easy" ones, either. Natural Science, Jacob's Ladder, YYZ,
Red Barchetta, etc. My only wish is that these same musicians would get together again and record a "Working Man, Part 2". Mike
Portnoy is astounding. Neil himself must love this guy. I would
recommend this to anyone that truly loves Rush and loves their
entire catalog. The negative mindless reviewers should be ignored. They should be listening to 80's Elton John. For the
rest of the Rush fans, get this and put a smile on your face.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not so close to the heart.
Artists with floundering careers and overactive egos are not a fitting tribute to the magical chemistry of Rush. A band that has managed to stay intact(for the most part) deserves more than this. I would have been more impressed if this album was full of interpretive tracks. I give them an "E" for effort, but unfortunately this album fails to capture the point of Rush's approach to songwriting. Maybe an all piano album by Ben Folds would have been better... then again, maybe not.

4-0 out of 5 stars Yes I know it's different, but I like it!
I know most Rush fans hate this tribute album; some claim the music is too heavy, some say it doesn't sound like Rush, and some think no one should cover this band. Well, I don't know. Rush is a great band. I absolutely worship them, particularly their 70's to mid-80's stuff, but on the other hand, I can't understand the kind of fans who think they possess this band, and anyone who attempts to bring something new to the table is bashed violently. I've been listening to Rush for years now but see nothing wrong with some very prolific prog musicians offering us their interpretations. No one can deny that more than half of these musicians grew up listening to Rush and probably even picked up their instruments because of Lee, Peart or Lifeson. So why the hate? There are so many terrible tribute albums out there because sometimes the bands on it don't even know how to play the songs right, but on Working Man, we have tons of talented artists who are more than capable of delivering the tunes--in their own way.

The songs on this disc don't sound like classic Rush, but that's exactly why I dig them. I've been spinning this CD for over two years now and actually consider it a very worthy addition to my record collection. I'm not too big on tribute albums, but this one's really good. It's got the groove, the spirit, the energy, the progressiveness and the intimacy of the band Rush we all love. I honestly don't think it would have exceeded my expectations if Billy Sheehan had tried to emulate Geddy Lee and Mike Portnoy just imitated Neil Peart. Stu Hamm's bass lines are amazing, Deen Castronovo plays with taste, as always. Then we also have Sean Malone and Sean Reinert of Cynic and Gordian Knot. All of these musicians are extemely tight rhythm sections in their own bands. James Murphy is a phenomenal guitar player and I was actually very amused to hear him playing Rush solos. The Canadian singers Sebastian Bach, James Labrie and one of my current favourites Devin Townsend all do a great job. Not that their work needs any justification.

We also have singers from the 80's including Eric Martin of Mr Big and Jack Russell of Great White. Ray Alder of Fates Warning and Mike Baker of Shadow Gallery also add the songs their own share of personality.

Some of the guitar players here are John Petrucci, George Lynch, Jim Matheos, Michael Romeo, Marcel Coenen, Jake E. Lee and Steve Morse. Keyboardists are Michael Pinella of Symphony X, Trent Gardner, and Matt Guillory of Dali's Dilemma & Zero Hour. Long-time Rush producer Terry Brown has done an enormous job mixing Working Man and no one could do a better jon than the guy who mixed the original versions of this stuff.

A detailed explanation is given in the CD booklet as to who plays in which track so I'm not going there. I really enjoy this work from beginning to end. I have to admit I had a hard time placing some of the tunes, but in that case, I just accepted them as new compositions and it was great hearing them that way. I would understand if this was just a "below-average tribute wanna-be" album, but I'm sorry, it's not. This is like a million amazing prog artists getting together to pay homage to one of the greatest bands of all times. Why can we just enjoy it? ... Read more

28. Booty Jams
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3-0 out of 5 stars Decent Jam
This is a decent combination of a some songs you can't help but get jammed up from ("Wild Thing" and "Whoomp") and some dreadful songs that should never have been made (you hearing this George Clinton?). If you want something to work out or clean house too, this passes the grade. But there are better compilations out there ie jock jams.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Tunes from the Late 80s, early 90s
Fun CD. Keeps the music, beat, and feet going! :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good tunes and memories for a 30 year old!
This is a great cd for dancing around and cleaning the house. I'm 30(ish) and all the songs are from MY era. This is not a CD for today's teens, but more for Teens at Heart that still like Shaking Da Booty. :)

5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest CD for butt shaking!!!!
The only way to describe BOOTY JAMS is to think of the most provocative and funky R&B/DANCE records of the mid 80's to the mid 90's with humor involved. It is an ATOMIC BOMB for getting any party started. I had to buy 2 extra CDs due to family members who snatched mine. ... Read more

29. Latin Oldies Trilogy
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great collection
All I have to say is that this is a great collection of Chicano cruisin' classics and kickin' it lovesongs. Man it really is a soundtrack to the Chicano lifestyle. A complete collection of the best. The best collection next to this is "Back to the barrio" - rare and hard to find Chicano classics vol. 1. this has many out of print and rare songs from back in the day. It has latin rock, latin funk, and latin soul. contact Chorizo Records

5-0 out of 5 stars Memories in a Trilogy
These songs have been with me since I was 15 cruisin in the '68 Chevy Impala my dad gave mr for my quince anos. They are like the soundtrack to our life. I fell in love with my fiancee for cherishing oldies as much as I do. They bring back so many memories. This box set says it all! Its Memories in a trilogy!

4-0 out of 5 stars Some real Gems that Deserve a Listen
I was watching TV last week, and on came a commercial using Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love", still one of my favorite songs. I hopped onto Amazon & found this CD collection. What a great set of choices! Some you would find on the radio today. But some I thought would be lost forever. I was living in Ft. Lauderdale in 1973, when I first heard El Chicano. If you've never heard "Tell Her She's Lovely", you are in for a treat. Still sounds as good as it did then, great lyrics, great sound.

5-0 out of 5 stars ORALE.... ¡De Aquellas!
These songs are fantastic & make you feel good! They will always be loved and listened too. These songs have been around for many to enjoy, especially Latinas & Latinos. Viva La Raza! As a teen I was cruisin with these tunes... (8 track tapes) Now my hijos, are kickin it with them...(CD's) What a trip! ¡Que Loco!

And they think I'm not cool... ;-) yeah, right!CUL ... Read more

30. Surfin' Hits
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5-0 out of 5 stars Gotta take that one last ride
This is a great CD featuring some of the greatest surf hits of the '60s. Eleven of the tracks are instrumentals and seven of them feature vocals. I know that some people don't consider vocal songs to be "real" surf music, but I disagree. I love the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and the rest. Recommended as a great starter for those with an interest in surf music.

4-0 out of 5 stars Looks like a good 1 CD compilation
I have not purchased this CD. However, it looks like a distillation of the 2 album collection titled Golden Summer from the 70s. Looks to be an excellent 1 CD overview of the top songs from early 60s surf music for those individuals that do not want the expense of the 4-CD set Cowabunga.

4-0 out of 5 stars 2nd Purchase
I left my copy of this CD at my brother's house a few weeks ago, my kids can't make through the summer without it but I don't have the heart to take it back from him. So here goes, 2nd purchase.

4-0 out of 5 stars Loose Bits.
Okay, here's a rule: Good surf has no lyrics. So we can just toss out the Jan & Dean and Beach Boys stuff and start from there.

This is a largely unexceptional collection except for a couple gems that usually slip under the radar.

"wipeout" and "Pipeline" are classics, but everyone's aware of those.

But, stuff like "Surf Rider", "Penetration" (I hope that's a surfing term), "Let's Go Tripping", "Mr. Moto", "Boss" and "Surfer Stomp!" are farily obscure and well worth a listen.

I must confess to never having heard of The Rumblers prior to picking up this disc, and being completed thrilled by there cut, "Boss."

This is a nice, cheap CD that will probably cost you a bundle in the long run as you start seeking out more work by these artists. But hey...that's kinda the point of this whole thing anyway, right?

The remastering on this disc is Rhino-typical clean.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a surfin cd!
what a surfin cd, it's a great one. this disk makes you want to boogie dance & get your woody loaded & head for the beach. highly recommended , way worth the money! ... Read more

31. No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees
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5-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for Freak on a Leash mix!!!
I don't know why people keep talking about Pearl Jam's "last kiss" when the Korn remix is so much better!!! That said, the CD would be worth buying even without Freak on a Leash. Rage against the Machine are really good, as usual, and so are Black Sabbath and Bush. I don't usually buy compilation albums but this one is great!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars A good collection of music
okay, well, It doesn't have much to do with kosovo, but this disc full of grunge, love songs, hip hop, and ballads (it's quite a combination) is in one word: enjoyable. For any Pearl Jam lover, the unreleased songs are sure to excite. "Last Kiss" is wonderful. Most of the CD is fun to listen to. The KoRn remix is wild and interesting, the Tori Amos song is very pretty, the Psycho Man song is... well, cool!! I've heard better from Peter Gabriel, and the RATM song seemed to be sorta thrown in. Overall this is a great mix to listen to when you're not picky about what type of music you want to hear. Oh, and Ben Folds Five (my idols) have a different, yet intriguing new song. Why not give it a try? And hey, it's to a good cause.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good mix, good bands, good cause.
This was probably bought by more "Pearl Jam" fans than anyone. Two songs from those guys are on here, both good. Besides those, the tracks I like most are from "Rage Against The Machine", "Bush", "Peter Gabriel", and a great live "Neil Young" song. But most of them are good. If you enjoy the majority of these bands, then this is well worth it, especially used. If there's a "PJ" fan in the world who still wants this cd for "Last Kiss", it's also on their "Lost Dogs" collection.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great
Though it was thrown together hastily, NO BOUNDARIES is fantastic. It includes a pre-sell-out-KoRn (who still aren't very good), Pearl Jam (Last Kiss was a big push for the album. but it gets on my nerves), Sarah McLaughlin (Mary is a fantastic song, its great live), Alanis Morrisette (you can barely tell its live, its identical to the studio version, but still good), Bush(my favorite. I LOVE it.), The Wallflowers (Jakob Dylan has all the potential. He could be his father. Accept his voice is much better and his lyrics different. But I still love them both), Bens Fold Five, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine (pre break up. with their politically oreinted music this is a nice change. I love da Boss)and ther Indigo Girls (GO is a great song, even the studio version. I love Amy Rays voice. This is a SUPERB recording.)

Just buy it.

3-0 out of 5 stars An Ok cd if you like that kind of stuff
I bought this cd for "Last Kiss" which I'm sure a lot of people did. It was worth the money. Especially that "Solider of Love". WOW! I also enjoyed the remix of "Freak On A Leash" by KoRn. I liked that song and I didn't really want to buy the whole KoRn cd.

This is just my opinion. If you don't necessarily like this kind of music then you better look before you leap (listen before you buy). I thought it was an awesome cd. ... Read more

32. Frat Rock!
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3-0 out of 5 stars In with a bang, out with a whimper
This CD starts out really strong, keeps it going for about 3/4 of the way through and then, on the last few songs just wimps out. Can you imagine them playing Sly and the Family Stone in "Animal House"? Neither can I. Nevertheless, if you can program your CD player to leave off the last few tracks, this CD is worth it. ... Read more

33. Live On Letterman : Music From The Late Show
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"Wanna buy a monkey?" It'd be more exciting than this safe collection of musical performances from the Late Show. Although some of the duet pairings are intriguing (including Lyle Lovett with Al Green and Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach), most of the musicians sound like they're well aware they're playing in front of a national TV audience of millions. While performances from Paula Cole and Dave Matthews predate their explosion onto the charts, yesterday's top acts (Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow) sound like musical footnotes here. In truth, old timers Lou Reed and Patti Smith show their forebears how it's done. In the album's defense, it's an eclectic mix--but ultimately an uninspired one. --Greg Emmanuel ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag that captures live energy more often than not
An ecelectic mix of old & new, male & female, unique duets, and only a couple of clunkers. Lilith troopers Jewel & Crow add some real heat to their songs, elevating them above the studio versions. I am sure the Paula Cole song is good too but I have heard the Dawson Creek commercial so much that I usually skip through it. The old school really shows how it is done. Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, & Patti Smith are bound to get you moving. It was also nice to actually hear Jerry Garcia sing the much-covered "Friend of the Devil" for once. The pairing of Al Green & Lyle Lovett is smooth & inspired. The pairing of Van Morrison & Sinead O'Connor probably looked good on paper but is executed with all the finesse of 2 eigth graders on their first date. Dave Matthews, Lenny, & REM all turn in OK workmanlike performances. The only real stinker for me was the Costello tune. Personally, I feel Elvis has turned into the very shambling mockery that he used to rail against. Of course, the other person who reviewed this CD loved this song. I guess that sums up the message of this CD. It takes different strokes for different folks to make the world go round.

3-0 out of 5 stars Time-Tested Vets, Star Collaborations, And A Few "Hits"...
Dave spent most of the 80s introducing under-the-radar acts on his late, late night show. This collection pretty much shows what you get when you "graduate" to an 11:35pm timeslot: bigger names, star collaborations, and more than a few "hit" singles. What strikes you most is the age of a lot of these acts -- people like Lou Reed, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Al Green, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart, Patti Smith, and the now departed Jerry Garcia. While they're all time-tested veterans, they're also pretty safe choices for a compilation album. And while Franklin's "Think" or Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" are terrific songs, they're also songs we've heard them perform for decades now. Almost as safe are the "hit" singles from the newer acts like Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Dave Matthews Band, Jewel, Lenny Kravitz, and R.E.M. (who, incidentally, made their TV debut on Letterman's NBC show in 1983, I believe). Again, safe choices. That aside, there are still a number of highlights. My personal favorites include Lou Reed's always great "Sweet Jane," Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach's "God Give Me Strength," Lyle Lovett and Al Green's take on Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away," R.E.M.'s swaggering "Crush With Eyeliner," and Patti Smith's raging Valentine's Day offering "Who Do You Love." It's not a landmark compilation by any means, but it does its best to appeal to a wide range of music fans. Plus, there's that fantastic cover photo of Dave and a doggie... THREE AND A HALF STARS.

5-0 out of 5 stars Live On Letterman : Music From The Late Show [LIVE]
I've read the other reviews for this incredible CD; and have to admit...many of you are missing the big picture here. This collection of artists and titles are a must for any music buff. I play it regularly and find it endlessly entertaining. I just wish there were others produced and available...with Dave's fame and continued run on late night TV...I'm certain there'd be a dozen by now.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dead on Letterman
Good sound quality from Letterman's vaults, but many of the performers on this CD have been around too long. Quite frankly, this collection resembles the status quo of unchanging music including "dead" I mean REAL deadheads. They had their day in the sun -- time to move on!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised
I have to admit that when my husband brought home "Live On Letterman: Music From The Late Show" I was a little skeptical. Just browsing through the artists and songs, I didn't think I would enjoy it. Alas, I decided to pop it into the player and give it a spin anyways. You know, it really wasn't all that bad. In fact, it was very good!

There were a few songs that I could've done without, such as "Sweet Jane" (Lou Reed) and "God Give Me Strength (Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach). I'm not really sure whether to add "Have I Told You Lately..." (Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor and The Chieftains) to this category yet. The track isn't REALLY that bad except for the crazy burbling sounds Morrison makes while singing and poor Sinead when she drops the mic at the end of the song. I guess, all in all, it wasn't that bad of a song. I really enjoyed the Celtic feel to it. It certainly wasn't as bad as "God Give Me Strength", which made me want to throw myself onto a rake. Much too sappy for me.

The tracks I really enjoyed the most were: "Strong Enough" (Sheryl Crow), "You Were Meant For Me" (Jewel & Flea), "Crush With Eyeliner" (R.E.M), and "I Don't Want To Wait" (Paula Cole). I also enjoyed "Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz. This is SUCH a cool song! Lenny is the man!

I suggest "Live On Letterman: Music From The Late Show" for the ecclectic music fan. There's a little bit of everything on this CD, which should satisfy most musical tastes.

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34. The Rolling Stone Women In Rock Collection
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great cd, but it is missing a few great female artists...
While I liked all of the artists that were included on this cd collection, I feel like a lot of great female musicians were left out. Namely, I think that big album sellers like Alanis Morissette, Hole, Liz Phair, Britney Spears, Paula Cole, Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Bette Midler should have been included on in the complilation. All of them are great artists, but did not get any show. Maybe Rolling Stone could release a volume two to add in all of the divas that were left out.

On a bright note, I was VERY pleased that Madonna, Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, and so many other great artists were included. Those were all some great choices for inclusion here.

4-0 out of 5 stars If there was a fourth CD...
In the immortal words of Frank Costanza, "Rolling Stone, What the hell were you thinking?!" No Joni Mitchell? Half the artists on this list reference her and Patsy Cline as influences to their music. Easily six or so artists could've been bumped onto a fourth CD to make room for some of the other women listed by other reviewers. By the way, BS (Britney Spears), should not be on the list! There's the biggest Disney Corp sell-out there ever was!

4-0 out of 5 stars It's great, but... could they overlook such artists as Blondie, Paula Cole, and (gasp!) Alanis Morrisette? How could you, Rolling Stone? I hope they make up for this terrible mistake. In spite of it, I really liked this album. Every CD in the album gets better than the others; my personal favorite was the second one (1972-1986), with singers like Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde, and Annie Lennox but I just loved the whole collection, so pleeeease, do release a new, improved version with more artists. All in all, this collection is a great buy, so do yourself a favor and take it home.

4-0 out of 5 stars No Stevie Nicks?
Let me be the FOURTH reviewer to say. Why is Stevie Nicks not part of this? Also, it would have been nice if Cass Elliot would have been included or a Mammas & Pappas song but it is not as glaring as the ommission of Stevie Nicks. And I like Patsy Cline just fine but she is a COUNTRY singer.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you like rock and'll love this.
What a great CD! I have a radio show that focuses on women in music, and I got this CD for christmas this year. I was more impressed with it after I listened to it, finding gems like Belly's "Feed the Tree," Lucinda Williams' "Side of the Road," Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia" and even Dionne Warwick's "Walk on By" sounding even better among other top women's music of the times. Rolling Stone shows a strong interest in women's music not only through this album but also through their book 'Women in Rock' which goes hand in hand with this album (check it out too). Some of the people Rolling Stone could've included in this compilation are Joni Mitchell (I am really surprised she doesn't appear on here), Siouxie Sioux, Karen Carpenter, and Liz Phair, but the collection they do have should only be added to, nothing should be removed. This is an anthology for women of our times, an anthology of anyone who likes rock and roll, and it should be a staple in any music lover's collection. ... Read more

35. Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
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Most of the artists on this tribute to Sam Phillips's legendary Memphis label have chosen to cover the rockabilly hits. It isn't until a genuine Sun rockabilly artist--the late Carl Perkins--makes an appearance, joining Van Morrison for Howlin' Wolf's "Sittin' on Top of the World," that things briefly get bluesy. Instead, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Chrissie Hynde, Tom Petty, and Bryan Ferry all offer up loving, note-for-note recreations of early Elvis tunes, even if it was Jerry Lee Lewis, not Elvis, who recorded a cover of "Don't Be Cruel" (Ferry's tune) for Sun.

But Elton John and Mandy Barnett both do The Killer (Lewis) proud here, as Sheryl Crow later does for Charlie Rich, and Led Zep's Page & Plant do for Sonny Burgess. Especially marvelous is Bob Dylan's subtle and, at times, hilarious take on Warren Smith's "Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache." It's a career highlight and every bit as enchanting as Robert Gordon's '70s cover version. Like the label itself, there are more hits than misses here. --Bill Holdship ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars The Sun Shines Brightly, Despite A Few Dark Clouds
"Good Rockin' Tonight" is an excellent tribute to Sun Records, marred by a few clunkers. Paul McCartney turns in an upbeat, inspired performance of "That's All Right, Mama," including more lyrics than Elvis did in his version. Elton John passionately pounds the piano and does his best Jerry Lee Lewis style vocal on "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On." It's Elton's rockingest performance in years and my favorite track. Bob Dylan performs the obscure Warren Smith tune "Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache" in his unique style and remakes it into a Dylan classic. Like a fine wine, Dylan gets better with age. Bryan Ferry turns in a polished performance of "Don't Be Cruel". It wasn't a hit for Elvis until his RCA years, but Jerry Lee Lewis recorded a version of the song while he was at Sun records. Sheryl Crow does a bluesy version of the Charlie Rich classic "Who Will The Next Fool Be?", while Matchbox 20 rocks the house with a lively version of Mr. Rich's "Lonely Weekend." "It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You" is an obscure track that appeared on the Elvis "Sunrise" compilation. Chris Isaak sounds so much like a young Elvis that his version of the song could be mistaken for an outtake from "Sunrise." On the other hand, Live turn in an off-key performance of "I Walk The Line" which can't compare to the original Johnny Cash classic. The Howling Diablos and Kid Rock should be arrested for murdering the song "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee." They single-handedly prevented me from giving "Good Rockin' Tonight" a five star rating.

4-0 out of 5 stars Overall Good Tribute
Good Rocking Tonight reminds the listener that back in the 50's a group of young musicians developed a music style that we now take for granted. Sometimes we forget that before Sun Records and Sam Phillips there was no rock and roll. This CD is a tribute to those true music visionaries both the musicians and the producers who were able to see ahead of their time and laid the ground work for one of the most amazing popular music ever recorded.

What you get on this CD is a list of essencial rock and roll tunes performed by some great artists that owe much of their careers to the original rock and roll performers. Most notable to mention are Paul McCartney who delivers a strong performance of That's All Right(along with Elvis guitar player Scotty More), Jeff Beck & Chrissie Hynde on Mystery Train (with some classic 50's guitar playing from Beck), Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton and many more great artist. Most of the songs are played faithfully to the original versions and are augmented by modern recording techniques.

Also, there are modern interpretations of these classic tunes done by Live, Kid Rock and Matchbox 20. With these, many purist may seem these takes as offensive but the thruth is that these new artist are living proof that rock and roll music from the 50's is alive and kicking through new generations and that it evolves with time and circumstances.

Overall, you get an excelent album that covers many bases in the Sun Record Catalog and it serves as a starting point to understand the label's impact in pop music today.

3-0 out of 5 stars It Rocks,however...
A tribute to Sun Records and not a cut from the Killer?? Jerry Lee Lewis lives right down the road from Sun Studio,so why was he excluded from a "tribute" to his old stable? For all who may not know,he still ROCKS,and does so with alot of gusto!! I did enjoy the Dylan cut,as well as McCartney,ChrissieHynde,Van and Carl,Kid Rock,Cheryl,and the rest,many of these tunes have been covered before,and were hits, many by the guy who was snubbed,Mr. Lewis! So what gives?? If the listener isn"t aware of Sam Phillips,the big "E",Carl,Killer,Cash,Warren Smith,Howlin Wolk ,Rufus Thomas and all the rest,then this will help open a door to some reat roots music for them,I found it refreshing overall.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not a legacy to stand on
If this were a tribute record, it would be but one of many that have littered the record and CD shelves for the past forty years or so. But this is not a tribute record. It is "the legacy of Sun Records" (see subtitle). What does that mean, exactly? I have no idea, but, apparently, the Sun legacy consists of clueless Sun "cover" versions offered up by clueless celebrity rockers. Somebody should contest the will, in my opinion. (Wait-isn't Sam Phillips still alive?)

Anyway, some of the tracks are harmless enough. McCartney does a very pleasant "That's All Right," with Scotty Moore as laid-back and lovable as ever. And Jeff Beck's guitar showing-off on "Mystery Train" is fun, even if it fails to drown out Chrissie Hynde's inexplicably orgiastic singing, to use the latter term as lightly as possible. And it's always nice to hear Carl Perkins. Perkins, Moore, and McCartney are as good as it gets, though a few of the other acts try to be creative--most notably, LIVE, who play "I Walk the Line" in minor mode to interesting effect. While LIVE's version doesn't displace the memory of Johnny Cash-or, for that matter, Jaye P. Morgan, who had a contemporary pop hit with the song-at least the group tries..

The same can't be said of the self-obsessed rockers Page and Plant, whose abominable version of "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" is the CD's worst offering. This simple and infectious novelty number was done many years ago by Hank Williams in a style called "music." Tom Petty's "Blue Moon of Kentucky" is only slightly better. Petty, who sings with an indeterminate accent, seems to be trying for a pop-journalistic version of authenticity. Only he knows what he is doing. This tacky package is completed by faux-primitive cover and booklet art, along with the most hilariously illiterate liner notes ever written. Two stars for the handful of musicians mentioned above. You'd think they'd have better things to do with their time and talent.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pulled Off A Very Difficult Project--Great Album!
Let me preface by saying I'm a big fan of American roots music. Growing up, I absolutely craved this type of stuff. I could find a few Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters records at the local library and I "borrowed" my grandfathers Hank Williams record, but Elvis Presley was about the only Sun music readily available. RCA's release of the Complete Sun Sessions in 87 lead me to a general interest in the sun music catalog. Many of the songs I owned as EPs that had been given to me by my grandmother. As a graduating senior from college 93, I took a road trip to Memphis and visited Sun Studio. In the store above the studio, I purchased 2 U.K. Import CDs from Charley Records Limited, The Sun Story Vol. 1 Sunrise & The Sun Story Vol. 2 Rockabilly Rhythm. You wouldn't think that the Europeans would have a better handle on our own music but that always seems to be the case.

By now I'm familiar with almost all of these songs. I can honestly say there aren't any "mailed in" performances to get on the album. Many of these songs are deceivingly simple, especially by today's standards, but to attack them with such sincerity is part of what makes this a great album.

Scotty Moore (Rock & Roll HOF inductee, Sun Records Elvis Presley guitarist) appears on "That's All Right" and "Don't Be Cruel" with D. J. Fontana (Elvis Presley drummer). In all honesty, Scotty deserves as much credit for the Rock and Roll stylings on those two songs as Elvis Presley. I'm glad he could be on the album with Paul McCartney no less.

Paul McCartney (no slouch in the legend department) does a bang up job on vocals with "That's all Right". He's very sincere. I don't see how you could sing this song without curling your lip. Perhaps he was.

I wish Scotty Moore could have played on "Mystery Train" (he took the Elvis version a much different direction from the Little Junior version), but Jeff Beck goes way beyond what Scotty did and rocks it out. Very Nice (show off)! Chrissie Hynde is her interesting self on vocals.

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant send up the sloppy "My Buckets Got A Hole In It" in true rock fashion.

Elton John pumps the piano in true Jerry Lee form on "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On". Who has done more for the piano in Rock and Roll than Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John? It just has to be on here.

It's great to have Carl Perkins on "Sittin' On Top Of The World". His distinctive voice sets up the even more distinctive Van Morrison to cut right into the song. Van Morrison, the producer, does himself a favor here, but it works really well.

Bob Dylan's "Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache" is a pull back in energy from the original Warren Smith version. I guess if you're Bob Dylan you can do whatever you want. His thinner, nasalier voice drips with the emotion of his later works.

"Lonely Weekend" by Matchbox 20 and "I Walk the Line" by Live are the more experimental tracks.

Chrlie Rich's (yes, the Silver Fox) "Lonely Weekend" was a well written, over produced song that he chose to sing in Elvis Presley vocal style. Matchbox 20 showed more originality than Charlie Rich in this regard.

Live decided to play with dynamics to create a dark and brooding "I Walk The Line". How can someone complain about a dark and brooding version of a Johnny Cash song? (When I play it I use lots of distortion too.)

My biggest disappointment is the Chris Isaak "It wouldn't be the same without you". Chris does a good job here, but his vocal abilities to channel the spirit of Elvis are not put to use. What were you thinking?! He has previously recorded "Blue Moon" for an Elvis tribute album with Scotty Moore, and I swear it sounded better than Elvis.

Finally, what can I say about Kid Rock? He belongs on here. Rap was as cutting edge as this music in its time. Bawdy and brash. I know Elvis would have rapped had he lived into the Nineteen Eighties. Great Album! ... Read more

36. Starday Dixie Rockabilly, Vol. 1
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Rockabilly!
Both of the Starday Dixie Rockabilly CDs are excellent! You may have never heard of the artists, but you will like these CDs if you like Rockabilly. Listen to the samples and if you like Find a New Woman, Boogie Woogie All Night, and Tally Ho then I think you would enjoy most of the songs on the CD. This CD is definitely a buy for Rockabilly fans. ... Read more

37. Tibetan Freedom Concert
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This package is stuffed with top-line artists, and whoever chose the tracks knew what they were doing. With this kind of sprawl to deal with, track selection is like haiku: difficult, but evocative when done artfully. Radiohead does "Fake Plastic Trees," Rancid does Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come," Patti Smith gets "About a Boy," and the Beasties weigh in with "Root Down." And on and on the list goes, from Sonic Youth to Taj Mahal. Maybe you don't think you want a no-commitment introduction to Tibetan music. Actually, you do--and there's some here. A huge record of a huge show. Comes recommended. --Gavin McNett ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great
the best cd i've ever heard .it dosn't matter what music your into your going to love it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best way to remember this concert....
The Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1996 when shown on MTV changed my life forever when I discovered what was going on in Tibet. And when I got my first glimpse into Buddhist culture. This CD goes over 2 years of the Tibetan Freedom Concert. It is the first 2 that were held in 1996 and then in 1997.

The CD is not just a youth approach to doing something for the Buddhist nation of Tibet, it's a celebration of Tibetan Culture. Many artists from Tibet appear along with bands like Rancid and The Beastie Boys on this CD. There are also chants from Buddhist monks. Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam play an acoustic version of "Yellow Ledbetter" that makes this CD well worth the money you paid for it. There is also a track that appears only on this CD from Rancid titled "The Harder They Come"

Beck appears on the 3rd CD with "..." and De La Soul plays a very energetic version of "Me, Myself & I" The 3rd CD is also an enhanced CD for your PC that you will be very inspired by. It comes with a collection of information on what it is that you can do for Tibet and a Quicktime library of video files showing The Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Ben Harper, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and some very special messages from His Holiness The Dalai Lama. As well as a short video of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys explaining how he got involved. This CD is truly a great way to remember these concerts. If you buy this CD, you not only get music, but a celebration of Tibet's spirit and culture celebrated through 2 years of concerts.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
This triple album, unless you want to support the freedom of the Tibet, is not really worth buying. For a three disc set, it only has as much as one disc's worth of acceptable good music, which you probably can get on iTunes individually.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great album
Rancid's version of "The Harder They Come" rocks. The rest is just as good.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great live songs from established acts, newbies, Tibetans
This three cd collection exhibits the talent of many big-time established artists, such as U2, A Tribe Called Quest, Noel Gallagher, Foo Fighters, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Beastie Boys, Alanis Morisette, Beck, the Fugees and Rage Against the Machine. It also shows off some up and coming artists, like the John Spencer Blue Explosion, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, and Pavement. There're hits, like RATM's Bulls on Parade and Beasties' Root Down, but it's dominated by lesser known, non-single, songs. Beck's folky Asshole and Blur's answer to Oasis, Beetlebum. The cd is spiced with a share of traditional Tibetan chants and music, so you won't forget why this album was made. As MCA Adam Yauch says at the end of Root Down, "Let's not forget why we're all here. To help the people of Tibet get their freedom." ... Read more

38. Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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2-0 out of 5 stars Goodbye, Cleveland
I've never liked the idea of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; it seems to me that institutionalizing the music and setting up some kind of semi-official Rock Aristocracy defeats much of the spirit and thrill of the music. It also seems to be yet another excuse for a lot of Rolling Stone nerd-critics to try and attach their names to those of their musical heroes.

And, with few exceptions, this album proves how misguided this whole concept was. The inclusion of Melissa Ethridge is annoying but predictable; the fact that she gets more tunes on this 2-CD package than Springsteen, Dylan, Johnny Cash or any other artist is beyond belief. It would be understandable if she did something special but she is dull as dishwater, screaming "Hello Cleveland!" (that's a deep sentiment repeated ad nauseum by almost every singer on this CD) before screeching "Can you remember the fine days when Rock and Roll...wore a drrrrrrress?!?!?!" Kind of an odd sentiment coming from a woman who refuses to wear dresses, but that's neither here nor there, the important thing to keep in mind is that Etheridge can't sing and has an extremely hard time finding the melodies of the three classic tunes she tackles. The Ronettes and Supremes were due more homage than this.

Disc 1 is rescued, temporarily, by Al Green, the most underrated singer of his generation, who turns in gorgeous renditions of "Tired of Being Alone" and "A Change is Gonna Come," but Chrissie Hynde does her very best to break the mood by screaming the name of every Cleveland suburb at the top of her lungs before phoning in a lackluster mumbling of "My City Was Gone."

After that things pick up for quite a while. Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, John Fogarty all deserved more space on Disc 1, and Jerry Lee Lewis rocks on Disc 2. Springsteen's "Shake Rattle & Roll" is surpisingly slow and doesn't display the Boss's usual energy, but he understands what he's doing, something that can't be said for every act on this CD.

Once The Killer and The Boss leave the stage, the show collapses. Natalie Merchant, Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby and especially the Allman Brothers all phone it in, stumbling through dull performances of songs it makes no sense for them to sing. Browne's version of Bob Marley's great "Redemption Song" is downright shameful, and it is embarassing to listen to Slash trying to remember the guitar parts to Hendrix' "Red House."

Most annoying of all are the constant reminders that the show is in Cleveland, Cleveland rocks, this is for Cleveland and, over and over and over, "Hello Cleveland!!!" Outside the city limits, WHO CARES?!? For whatever reason, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has decided that Cleveland is the center of the universe...which probably goes a long way towards explaining why this album, and the Hall itself, have been ignored everywhere outside of Ohio.

The Hall may have been a good idea, and the concept of this CD--a group of Rock giants covering classic Rock tunes in front of a live audience--is a good idea. Unfortunately, the reality of the Hall and the CD fall far short of the dream.


39. 1998 Grammy Nominees
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5-0 out of 5 stars Speaks for itself
This entire album is full of "A" grade songs. Song writers are especially represented here. A good buy pretty much sums it up.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not the best but still good
A good collection of songs, as are all the Grammy Nominees cds. The only problem really with these types of albums, is that the songs get so much airplay that you can get tired of hearing them after a while. That was the way with me and this disc. But now, 3 years later, I can listen to it again as most of the songs aren't played that much any more. This collection though, doesn't cover as many genres as other Grammy cds have. Everything on here is rock with a couple r&b.

4-0 out of 5 stars This Grammy Album Is A Winner
I buy Grammy CD's not to really listen to them but to see if I can get a song that I do not have on tape or CD. This Grammy collection, was one that was put together well. And although I no longer like most of the artists on this CD, I did at one point like their songs. Paula Cole's "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" was one of my favorites from 1997, but now I can no longer listen to her, Shawn Colvin, who in my opinion didn't desevre anything that night, back in 1997, on this CD, is one I did listen to because I had her on nothing but a cassette single, "Sunny Came Home" is another now that I can't listen to any more, but isn't it funny how both these artists won grammys and are no longer around. The real winners on this CD, are "Criminal" by Fiona Apple, "Silver Spring" by Fleetwood Mac, and "Everyday Is A Winding Road"(my favorite)by Sheryl Crow, but the surprise on this album was "MMMBop" from Hanson which I ended up liking in the end. Also it doesn't hurt that their is a Rolling Stones song on this album.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best CD for 1999 Grammy Nominees
This CD is good for all you people who like watching the Grammys and for all you people who like to know what the nominees are.

4-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable After Several Listens
I, for one, usually love the Grammy Nominees compilations. And, while I love this one too, it just doesn't appeal at first. Sure, it has your chart-toppers, like "Don't Speak", "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone", and the unbelievably successful "MMMBop". But, the lesser known songs just don't have the catchiness I anticipate when purchasing a Grammy CD. "Silver Springs" is a beautiful song, as is "On & On", but the Rolling Stones' "Anybody Seen My Baby?" and Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity" are almost anti-catchy. But, regardless of the fact, this CD is, indeed, enjoyable. Fiona Apple, in my opinion, is deserving of her place in the Grammys. And R. Kelly's magnificent "I Believe I Can Fly" is a welcome addition. The gist of this review is as follows: Don't be frightened by the absent star. You'll love this CD... You'll just have to patiently listen to it many times first. ... Read more

40. Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green
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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolute masterpiece
This was playing when I went into a store. Being a blues nut I had to check it out and when I saw what it was I took it home.

Repeated playings have not dimmed it. This album is a true masterpiece. Different from Peter Green but that is what they set out to achieve. Whether it is "better" you can't really say but it is one of the best blues compilations I have ever heard (along with Chess Blues and the Alligator Records Anniversary packs.

Buy it and you'll be amazed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of The Tribute CD's!
I don't usually buy tribute CD's but have made an occassional exception or two. Until I obtained this CD, the best tribute CD in my collection was "You're Gonna Miss Me When I am Dead and Gone" the tribute to Muddy Waters by the Muddy Waters Band.

This CD has now moved ahead of the pack and given the diversity of musicians on this CD, that was no easy feat. Unlike the Muddy tribute which features one band doing all of the songs, this CD features as many as 40 different musicians playing their own version of some of these great songs without simply attempting to copy Green's style. I think its safe to say, that having 40 plus musicians participating on one tribute CD could be a receipe for disaster. However, in this case it worked.

There are 29 songs on this double CD and it is not easy to pick one over the others. However, in my opinion, Clas Yngstrom's interpretation of "The Supernatural" is nothing short of fantastic. Also, as a big Rory Gallagher fan, I was particularly pleased with his two songs "Leaving Town Blues" and "Showbiz Blues" which are not going to be found anywhere else.

All in all, there is more than enough on this CD to please even the most jaded fan. If this CD doesn't do it for you, check your pulse, you may well be dead!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Compilation
Too many "tribute" albums turn out to be disappointments because "name" musicians are often hastily assembled and pressed to crank out material with which they have little or no experience and expertise. On Rattlesnake Guitar, there is a wide array of musicians from across the musical spectrum, but these play the songs as if they'd been together for years. Different musicians offer their own interpetations of Green's music rather than trying to replicate it. And some tremendous interpretations there are here! Though I generally like the whole album, I think the standout is "Love That Burns", a wailing, bluesy rendition of a great song that will have you hitting the repeat button again and again. Other outstanding covers are Black Magic Woman, I Loved Another Woman, Oh Well, A Fool No More, and If You'll Be My Baby. Ian Anderson does a great job with a poignant rendition of Man of the World. I had heard all these songs before and it took me a few listens to warm to some of these versions, but if you like Peter Green as much as these guys apparently do, you will find this a powerful compilation of some of his best and one that is well worth owning.

2-0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment. Not worth the money.
I have almost all of these songs in the original and I was really disappointed in the renditions by these musicians. Maybe it's just that Green was so good. Don't buy this if you have the original versions. Neither Man of the World or Green Manalishi is much like the original.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic blues revived!
For any guitarfreak, -or anybody who's a bit familiar with Peter Allen Greenbaum, this album is probably the closest thing to a definitive "must have". Personally, I happen to come across this CD, vià, got interrested and placed my order. It arrived just a few days ago, and it was everything I expected it to be, in wiew of all the prominent musicians participating in this project. I think maybe it's the most versatile blues album I've heard in a long, long time, with blues played in a multitude of ways; not just the standard "chucka-cucka", so to speak. Even for you bass-buffs out there, this CD is well worth considering, as it's got a couple of tracks with a very heavy groove! At least, it suited my Klipsch KG 4,5's perfectly! For anybody who's into guitar based blues rock; buy this CD! I doubt it very much, if you'll be anything but happy, with this music! ... Read more

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