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Allstar Tribute To Love and Rockets Set For Release


06/19/2009
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(antiMusic) Before we get to the rambling announcement, we'll let you know that this comes out digitally on July 28, 2009 and physically on August 18. They didn't think to include that in the text of the announcement, which follows:

It's been nearly a quarter of a century since one of the most celebrated, and influential bands of our generation, Love and Rockets formed. In 1985 Daniel Ash (guitars, saxophone, and vocals), David J (bass and vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums, synthesizers) departed from being gothic rock icons with the highly coveted Bauhaus and merged sparkling new wave disco dust influenced T Rex boogie, rockabilly, punk, folk, proto-rave, and psychedelia into one big ball of confusion. Their electric and eclectic blends, makes them cross over from far left to extreme right in one quick swoop which not only leaves their music timeless and classic but most memorable and to be shared, listened to and indulged in any decade.

So it's only natural that eventually similar minded multi-facted artists including both legends such as Frank Black, Flaming Lips, Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction) Dandy Warhols, Snowden, and newer buzzworthy acts A Place to Bury Strangers, War Tapes, and Blakq Audio pay their respect to a band whom had influenced their style. Indeed, it all does circle back into one big ball of confusion.

"New Tales To Tell, A Tribute To Love and Rockets" is produced by Phil Jaurigui and Christopher The Minister who after almost 20 years in the music biz in Commercial Alternative Radio/Record Promotion/ Management and Satellite Radio in February of 2008 decided it was time to pay tribute to a band that was a huge part of his life and career and a band that had influenced so many other great bands. While for most of us, Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets flourished In an era when cassettes ruled our car stereos and vinyl flooded our clubs, but no matter what age, everyone seems to have a Love and Rockets tale to tell. This Christopher discovered when he started contacting musicians to participate. And through various legwork and word of mouth, talks soon flourished with the likes of Stephen Perkins who recalls when "Janes addiction was on tour with Love and Rockets - 1988- I remember fog machines, strobe lights, glow in the dark drum sticks and me, an 18 year old punk from LA with my jaw dropped". He Adds, "When I listen to Jane's Addiction's Mountain Song, I hear a rethink of Love and Rockets "The Light", which is performed exquisitely by NYC's A Place To Bury Strangers who comment, "Love and Rockets were one of the bands we all grew up too. "So Alive" and "No New Tale to Tell" were part of the soundtrack of our high school years and Express sounds as good now as it did then. We are honored to be a part of this tribute record." Jason Ruck, keyboardist From Film School agrees "We feel really lucky to be able to cover this song. One of the great things about "An American Dream" is the picked twelve-string classic Daniel Ash style!" No Doubt's Adrian Young was 15 when he bought "Mirror People" on vinyl and still owns it to this day. He teams ups with Morning Wood's Chantal Claret who rip up a snarling strip tease rendition containing a nasty ass beat on their take of "Lazy".

Bonus tracks are made available on each version of this release and are made exclusive for Rhapsody, Amazon, iTunes, indie retail, (featuring The Morlocks), Physical formats and Limited Blue and Red Vinyl (featuring 8mm)

Track listing:
All In My Mind - Black Francis
Holiday On The Moon - Puscifer (MJ Keenan)
Love Me - War Tapes
No New Tale To Tell - Blaqk Audio
I Feel Speed - Dubfire
Inside The Outside - The Dandy Warhols
Kundalini Express - The Flaming Lips
Life In Laralay - Sweethead
An American Dream - Film School
The Light - A Place To Bury Strangers
Mirror People - Monster Magnet vs Adrian Young
Fever - The Stone Foxes
No Big Deal - Frankenstein 3000
It Could Be Sunshine - VEX
So Alive - Better Than Ezra
Lazy - Chantal Claret vs Adrian Young
Sweet F.A. - Lossy Coils w/ Ian Moore
No Words No More - Snowden



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