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Star Power!

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Venus
Artist: Southern Culture on the Skids
3:46
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Welcome Back
Artist: Rex Daisy
2:47
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Spiders and Snakes
Artist: World Famous Blue Jays
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Mama Told Me Not to Come
Artist: The Silos
3:52
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The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia
Artist: Vic Chesnutt
4:34
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Kung Fu Fighting
Artist: Fig Dish
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I'm Not In Love
Artist: Red Red Meat
4:57
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Popcorn
Artist: Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet
2:17
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Don't Give Up On Us
Artist: Brown Betty
2:40
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How Do You Do
Artist: Wanna-Bees
3:07
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Ode To Billy Joe
Artist: Susan Voelz
6:20
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One Tin Soldier
Artist: The Dick Nixons
2:53
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White Bird
Artist: Love Battery
4:50
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Rock The Boat
Artist: A-Bones
3:12
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Half Breed
Artist: New Clear Clouds
3:18
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I Am Woman
Artist: Big Fish Ensemble
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Give Me Just a Little More Time
Artist: Falstaff
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A Horse With No Name
Artist: Loud Family
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 18   Total Length: 67:00

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Wondering Sound

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04.22.11
Various Artists - Pravda Records, Star Power!
Label: Pravda Records / The Orchard

To some bands, the idea of a cool cover is to take some guilty-pleasure tune and play it at either high-octane speeds or super-sloppy, as if to suggest that the whole pursuit is nothing more than the wink of a musical eye. Other bands (the Minutemen, the Clash, Van Halen) have paid homage to the original artist by infusing a song with their own style to create something far more memorable than a drunken… read more »

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Shadowy Men + Popcorn = AMAZING!!!

Belltonesuicide

Most people will know Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet for doing the soundtrack the the Kids in The Hall series. They have 3 (that I know of) CDs out that are sooo worth the work finding them. Their cover of Popcorn here is just amazing. Sci-Fi surf rock. Aside from the Southern Culture on the Skids track, the rest is pretty well dated 90's dreck. Languid grunge, bubble gum pop punk, etc... for a better set of AM Gold gone wrong, look up Killdozer's "For Ladies Only." That never gets tired.

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You gotta' be kidding me

naldini

How can you NOT be downloading this? This is the most fun I've had in a very long time. Made 10 copies (or more) because I felt like everyone I trade with needed a copy! Not all are great but listen to the teasers and pick the ones you need. Guarantee you'll take most of them. (great for the over 40 set!)

They Say All Music Guide

Star Power is the third in a series of compilations featuring indie bands doing seventies K-Tel and AM radio covers, a gimmicky concept that has some occasionally wretched results. There are, of course, a few scores on the record: Southern Culture on the Skids raunches up the classic “Venus,” and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet do a typically amazing job with “Popcorn” — but for every decent track like Red Red Meat’s version of “I’m Not in Love,” there’s a lamentable attempt at wackiness like Fig Dish’s cover of “Kung Fu Fightin’,” or an attempt to let the oddity of the recombinations make up for the lack of musical substance (the Dick Nixons doing “One Tin Soldier,” or Big Fish Ensemble covering “I Am Woman”). This is the sort of compilation that really doesn’t need to exist, and even its finer moments can’t overcome this obstacle. – Nitsuh Abebe

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