Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A Label, A Film Soundtrack

Good Vibrations: A Record Shop, A Label, A Film Soundtrack


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Terri Hooley was one of those neighborhood heroes who aren't always celebrated in their time. A pop iconoclast who pushed music, both old and new, through his record shop called Good Vibrations, and then his label of the same name, he was an instrumental tastemaker in Irish punk during its late-'70s heyday, but he was often left out of history books. That's why there wound up being a biopic of Hooley in 2012: his was a great story just waiting to be told. The accompanying soundtrack, released on Ace in 2013, perhaps digs deeper than the film itself, as it has the space to explore Hooley's roots -- it opens with Hank Williams' "I Saw the Light" -- and gets into folk, soul, and girl group pop before it devotes itself to such trailblazers as Stiff Little Fingers, the Undertones, and the Saints, taking the time to squeeze in songs by Suicide and David Bowie along the way. On paper, perhaps, this may seem like a jumble, but the soundtrack re-creates the atmosphere of record-store culture of the '70s and beyond, when one record suggested the possibility of another unimaginable universe. No matter how good the Good Vibrations film is, at least this soundtrack pays tribute to that restless spirit.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2013
Label: Ace Records Import
UPC: 0029667431521
catalogNumber: 6743152
Rank: 27210

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Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Davy Graham   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Martin Rev   Composer
Alan Vega   Composer
Ed Kuepper   Composer,Producer
Phil Spector   Composer
Chris Bailey   Composer,Producer
Roger Armstrong   Photo Courtesy
Sonny Bono   Composer
Paul Burgess   Composer
Jake Burns   Composer
Artie Butler   Arranger,Composer
Greg Cowan   Composer
Martin Cowan   Composer
Ed Hollis   Producer
David Holmes   Liner Note Assistant
Winston "Niney" Holness   Composer
Ronnie Mathews   Composer
John O'Neill   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Ernest Wilson   Composer
Brian Young   Composer,Photo Courtesy
Gordon Ogilvie   Composer
Tony Rounce   Photo Courtesy
Ady Croasdell   Photo Courtesy
Mick Patrick   Photo Courtesy
Neil Dell   Photo Courtesy
Michael Yonkers   Composer
Woodrow Jackson   Composer
Edgar Campbell   Composer
Julian House   Cover Design
Noel Hawks   Photo Courtesy
Ernest Johnson   Composer
George Morton   Composer
Shadow Morton   Producer
Graham Marshall   Composer
Colin Getgood   Composer
Thomas Coulter   Composer
Terri Hooley   Liner Notes
Kimberly Barington Frost   Composer

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