Dig Me Out - The 90s rock podcast

#494: Tribute Albums of the 90s

June 30, 2020

Maybe more so than any other decade, the 90s pumped out tribute albums at a furious rate. Whether it was loving takes on beloved artists, exposing underground heroes to new audiences, or updates with kitschy and nostalgic themes, nearly every month a new tribute compilation CD was probably at your local record store. Our roundtable shares what makes a successful tribute album and what can derail an effort, whether it's simply cloning the original song, or completely ignoring it. We also investigate the phenomenon of random, lesser-known bands popping up in tracking listings alongside a group of heavy-hitters, and the one-off collaborations that showed up on occasion.

 

Songs In This Episode:

 

Intro - Tribute by Tenacious D

5:39 - Hard Luck Woman by Garth Brooks (Kiss My Ass - Classic Kiss Regrooved)

9:24 - Summer Of Drugs by Soul Asylum (Sweet Relief - A Benefit For Victoria Williams)

14:31 - Making Plans For Nigel by The Rembrandts - XTC: A Testimonial Dinner

21:02 - We Only Just Begun by Grant Lee Buffalo (If I Were A Carpenter)

27:02 - Clampdown by the Indigo Girls (Burning London: The Clash Tribute)

36:48 - She Don't Use Jelly by Ben Folds Five (Lounge-A-Palooza)

Outro - She's Lost Control by Girls Against Boys (A Means To An End: The Music Of Joy Division)

 

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