Throw: The Yo-Yo Studio Compilation

Throw: The Yo-Yo Studio Compilation


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The lo-fi pop
ock songs on this appealing compilation were all laid down between 1987-1992 at Pat Maley's Yoyo Studios in Olympia, WA. The first track, "Fuck the Rules" by Kicking Giant, would by its placement seem to serve as Throw's manifesto. Not all of the bands are from Olympia -- Superchunk is from North Carolina, the Cannanes are from Australia, and so on -- but all adhere to the same D.I.Y. aesthetic and don't follow the rules for mainstream success (that's still the case for the vast majority of them). Most of the usual K Records/Kill Rock Stars suspects are here, with the notable exception of Beat Happening, who are well-represented on scores of other compilations. The Bravura String Quartet, however, does cover "Bad Seeds" and Calvin Johnson helped to record several of the tracks. Out of a number of strong performances, Lumihoops' ethereal "Roman Holiday" shines the brightest. Although the band's name may not be familiar, Lois Maffeo's dreamy voice is likely to be. She is also featured on the Courtney Love song "Spray," which is similarly sublime (Courtney Love as in the band, not the person). Only a small portion of this material was previously issued (on hard-to-find cassettes, singles, and EPs), and the Superchunk selection, "Skip Steps One and Three," is different from the version on their No Pocky for Kitty release. All in all, a worthwhile purchase for the indie pop fan.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2001
Label: Yo-Yo Records
UPC: 0789856600120
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mecca Normal   Track Performer
Superchunk   Track Performer
Some Velvet Sidewalk   Track Performer
Heavens to Betsy   Track Performer
Unwound   Track Performer
Bikini Kill   Track Performer
Bratmobile   Track Performer
Bravura String Quartet   Track Performer
Patrick Maley   Harmonica
David Nicholas   Drums
Brad Roberts   Guitar,Vocals
Erin Smith   Guitar
Allison Wolfe   Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Viola
Calamity Jane   Track Performer
Cannanes   Track Performer
Kicking Giant   Track Performer
Jean Smith   Vocals
Lois Maffeo   Guitar,Vocals
Vern Rumsey   Bass
Tracy Sawyer   Bass
Tobi Vail   Guitar,Drums
Justin Trosper   Guitar,Vocals
Corin Tucker   Guitar,Vocals
McTells   Track Performer
Larsen   Guitar,Vocals
Bill Karren   Guitar
Martin Bernier   Bass
Don Blair   Drums
Go Team   Track Performer
Kathleen Hanna   Vocals
Bryan Elliott   Guitar,Vocals
David Nichols   Drums,Vocals
Brandt Sandeno   Guitar,Drums
David Nichols   Ocarina
David Becker   Cello

Technical Credits

Unwound   Composer
Patrick Maley   Producer
Nikki McClure   Cover Photo

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