The bad boys of Hollywood sleaze metal take on the gods of New York glam on this bombastic tribute album! Features supercharged versions of KISS classics Shout It Out Loud, Detroit Rock City, Strutter, I Love It Loud and more!
The only recording Ella Fitzgerald made as a duo with a pianist is re-created with this new and exciting duo. Very intimate, moving, grooving, a feast of the senses, this tribute CD to Ella Fitzgerald will make you remember the Great American Songbook!
Gary Numan is known for robotic, stylized singing. His primitive electronics and pre-"new romantic" sound did nothing for me. A myriad, zealous voices will tell you that Numan was sings "good songs." Now, in this 2-CD collection of Numan interpretations you can hear those good songs without Numan's idiosyncratic delivery. The known and the unknown join to make proto-dance music out of mechanical master's material. Matt Sharp (Weezer) and Damon Albarn (Blur) cover "We Have a Technical." Also on the compilation are Gravity Kills, EMF, The Magnetic Fields, Jesus Jones, the out-of-place hip hop group Underdog (but, there's only one of them), Sukia, The Orb, Pop Will Eat Itself. One of my favorite cuts is "Metal" by Towering Inferno. Brian Eno described their Kaddish album as "frightening" and they are here joined by Eddie Reader. I also am very fond of the two versions of "Are 'Friends' Electric?" Techno rockers Republicaare joined by Numan himself for one version and Belgian discovery An Pierle offers another.
Fans of the name guitarists will appreciate Dragon Attack: A Tribute to Queen for the assemblage. Present are Robbie Krieger (the Doors), Jake E. Lee, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many more. The standout track is Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Ted Nugent, and Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake) on "Tie Your Mother Down." While there is not one take of "Bohemian Rhapsody!," the star personnel is there…