The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 5

The Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 5


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With five volumes on the market so far, there seems to be no stopping Little Steven Van Zandt's series of CD collections devoted to music featured on his weekly syndicated radio show, and with each disc Van Zandt pushes the boundaries just a bit further in terms of what the average fan would consider "garage rock." The typical Nehru-and-fuzzbox aficionado might wonder what the Pipettes, the Saints, or Cheap Trick are doing on a collection like this one, but listen to the songs in context and it's clear why they're here -- Van Zandt clearly knows a great single when he hears one, and "Pull Shapes," "Porno Movies," and "If It Takes a Lifetime" all get over on cool melodies, high spirits, and ineffable cool that defies generic classification. Elsewhere, "Hot Girls in Good Moods" by Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonites suggests T. Rex with several extra stacks of amps, the Dollyrots reveal no need for assertiveness training on "Because I'm Awesome," the Launderettes offer practical advice in facing life's dilemmas with "What Would Joan Jett Do?," former Flamin' Groovies vocalist Roy Loney shows he's still got what it takes on "Baby du Jour," the Apers deliver pop-punk with enough hooks for a fisherman's convention in "Almost Summer," and the Hellacopters prove once again they're one of the world's most potent natural resources of rock action on "Nothing Terribly New." In short, if you like rock & roll with heart, soul, guts, and an eye toward what made this stuff worth living your life for once upon a time, Coolest Songs in the World, Vol. 5 will make you smile and dance, and it's even mid-line priced, making it a good buy as well as fine listening.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2008
Label: Wicked Cool Record
UPC: 0856385001787
catalogNumber: 500178
Rank: 123307

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott McCaughey   Bass
Chris Bailey   Guitar,Vocals
Robin Zander   Guitar,Vocals
Chris Black   Drums
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
Bun E. Carlos   Drums,Background Vocals
Roy Loney   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Rick Nielsen   Guitar,Background Vocals
Mark Pickerel   Tambourine
Marty Willson-Piper   Guitar
Jim Sangster   Guitar
Deniz Tek   Guitar
Butch Walker   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Brendan Benson   Guitar
Scott Sutherland   Background Vocals
Tom Petersson   Bass,Background Vocals
John Szymanski   Bass,Piano,Vocals
Seb   Keyboards
Anders Lindström   Piano
Darren Dodd   Drums
Nicke Royale   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Jukebox   Vocals
Jack White   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Latulippe   Drums
Robert Dahlqvist   Guitar
Kevin Aper   Bass,Vocals
Ivo Backbreaker   Drums
Graham John Black   Drums
Michael-Guy Chislett   Guitar
Jerry Hormone   Guitar
Marien Nicotine   Guitar,Vocals
Patrick Keeler   Drums
Robin Taylor Zander   Background Vocals
Robert Eriksson   Drums
Katie Rose   Guitar
Kelly Ogden   Bass,Vocals
Tim Purrier   Guitar
Kenny Håkansson   Bass
Monster Bobby   Guitar
Paul Felty   Drums
Matthew Hanzes   Bass
Jesse Ley   Keyboards
Anthony Badamo   Guitar,Vocals
Peter Wilkinson   Drums
Glenn Page   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Huggins   Bass
Neil Fromow   Guitar,Vocals
Ingvild Nordang   Vocals
Cecilie Asker   Percussion,Drums
Linda Kastbakken   Guitar,Background Vocals
Ragna Nordenborg   Background Vocals,farfisa organ
Paula Monarch   Guitar,Vocals
J.J. Jukebox   Bass,Background Vocals
Jasper Jukebox   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Johnny Jukebox   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jumbo X. Jukebox   Drums,Background Vocals
Kristin Machynski   Drums
Barry Roussac   Piano
Jack Lawrence   Bass
Luis Cabezas   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeff Dahl   Composer
Jack Endino   Producer
Kim Fowley   Producer
Robin Zander   Composer
Bun E. Carlos   Composer
John Fields   Producer
Kenny Laguna   Producer
Larry Lea   Composer
Michael J. Lloyd   Producer
Roy Loney   Producer
Rick Nielsen   Composer
Julian Raymond   Composer,Producer
Jim Sangster   Producer
Deniz Tek   Producer
Butch Walker   Composer
Brendan Benson   Composer,Producer
Tom Petersson   Composer
Hans Pieters   Producer
Jim Riley   Producer
Gareth Parton   Producer
Andy Dragazis   Producer
Jack White   Producer
Dan Currie   Producer
Cato Thomassen   Producer
Chips Kiesbye   Producer
Jeff Meier   Producer
Kevin Aper   Composer
Marien Nicotine   Composer
Kelly Ogden   Composer
Launderettes   Composer
Pipettes   Composer
Little Steven   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Anthony Badamo   Composer
Louis Arzonico   Artwork
Len Price 3   Producer
Butch Walker & the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites   Producer
Luis Cabezas   Composer

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