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Scandinavian Friends - A Tribute To Roky Ericson (CD)
On the eve of his 60th birthday, Roky Erickson is getting one heck of a present from some Scandinavians. This northerly tribute picks up where 1990's genre-defining Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye left off, recasting 15 Erickson classics while still retaining the psychoactive spirit of the originals. The Cheaters' version of "Reverberation (Doubt)" remains studiously tuneful even as the band amps up to Spacemen 3 proportions. By contrast, Witchcraft's lovingly tweaked take on "Sweet Honey Pie" would be right at home on a Secretly Canadian podcast. The Hellacopters are the biggest name here, remaining true to their supersonic garage rock on "Cold Night for Alligators." Chuck Berry gets the MC5 treatment on the Backstreet Girls' "Crazy Crazy Mama," while On Trial imbues "I Have Always Been Here Before" with faraway, lump-throated tenderness.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 2007
Release Date: 2007-07-06
Label: Fat People Are Harder To KIdna
Country: Euro
Item No: BDRCD070
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Track List
01 Reverberation (doubt)
02 Sweet Honey Pie
03 I Don't Ever Want To Come Down
04 Stand For The Fire Demon
05 Cold Night For Alligators
06 You're Gonna Miss Me
07 Bloody Hammer
08 Sputnik
09 I Have Always Been Here Before
10 Crazy Crazy Mama
11 Two Headed Dog
12 Cold Night For Alligators
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