VARIOUS ARTISTS Attic Records 25th Anniversary CD Box

Attic Records 25th Anniversary CD Box (1999)
Diverse Various Artists 4CD Set

I’m betting this one doesn’t get a lot of downloads, even though it’s an interesting – if eclectic – off-the-shelf oddity that’s been buried in The Boat’s hull for over a decade. Attic Records 25th Anniversary CD Box Set is a 4CD various artists collection (packaged in a 12″ album-sized gatefold) from Attic Records – a Canadian record label known for developing home-grown acts (Anvil, Triumph, The Nylons) and distributing numerous worldwide independent labels in The Great White North. This set was never for sale and was issued solely as an in-house gift to celebrate the label’s 25 years of service to Canada. As fate would have it, the same year this collection was made, the long-independent company was sold and, not long after, the new parent company went bankrupt. So this broad, multi-styled gathering now stands as Attic’s stylish epitaph. As you can see from the track list below, this is a wild and varied sampling of artists and styles, with Canadian-centric acts side-by-side with artists as diverse as Jayne County, Sepultura and Digital Underground – acts “distributed” by Attic in Canada. It’s loosely divided into four categories, Rock, Dance, Pop and Novelty. I didn’t bother posting a streaming tune since absolutely nothing is representative of the entire box. Likewise, the graphics are too big to scan, so you get lame, low-res camera shots. You won’t find this one in stores.

ROCK
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS – Move It On Over (4:20)
TRIUMPH – Magic Power (4:53)
TEENAGE HEAD – Some Kinda Fun (2:41)
GODO – Pretty Bad Boy (3:49)
DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND – Flip, Flop & Fly (3:01)
JOHN CAFFERTY & THE BEAVER BROWN BAND – On The Dark Side (2:43)
HAYWIRE – Dance Desire (4:04)
LEE AARON – Some Girls Do (3:37)
JULIANA HATFIELD 3 – My Sister (3:24)
TYPE O NEGATIVE – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend (3:47)
SEPULTURA – Ratamahatta (3:04)
SEVEN MARY THREE – Cumbersome (3:57)
CREED – My Own Prison (4:15)
PURE – Feverish (3:12)
SWERVEDRIVER – 99th Dream (3:41)
MERCYFUL FATE – Fear (4:17)
FAR TOO JONES – As Good As You (3:48)
SWAMP BOOGIE QUEEN – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (4:35)
FEAR FACTORY – Shock (4:59)
SHONEN KNIFE – Daydream Believer (2:50)

DANCE
PATSY GALLANT – From New York To L.A. (4:28)
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND – The Humpty Dance (4:43)
JAMES BROWN – Living In America (4:08)
MAESTRO FRESH-WES – Let Your Backbone Slide (4:07)
THE ORB – Little Fluffy Clouds (4:26)
HOUSE OF PAIN – Jump Around (3:30)
RUN-DMC – Down With The King (4:15)
K7 – Come Baby Come (3:57)
FUN FACTORY – I Wanna B With U (3:34)
DARKNESS – In My Dreams (3:47)
SKEE-LO – I Wish (4:09)
RAGGADEATH – Dance With The Devil (3:56)
BROOKLYN BOUNCE – Get Ready To Bounce (3:34)
M-APPEAL – Making Love Out Of Nothing At All (3:55)
2EIVISSA – Oh La La La (3:31)
AARON CARTER – Crush On You (3:27)
OUTHERE BROTHERS – La De Da De Da De (4:46)
JUNKIE XL – Saturday Teenage Kick (4:14)

POP
RUDD – Brother & Me (2:21)
HAGOOD HARDY – The Homecoming (2:34)
KEN TOBIAS – Every Bit Of Love (3:49)
THE NYLONS – Na Na Hey Ney (Kiss Him Goodbye) (3:36)
KATRINA & THE WAVES – Walking On Sunshine (3:24)
MICHAEL DAMIAN – Rock On (3:22)
JOEY GREGORASH – Together (3:25)
PAUL JANZ – Amazon Rain (4:49)
JENNIFER WARNES – Rock You Gently (4:21)
FRENTE! – Bizarre Love Triangle (2:01)
MONSOON – Lost In Love (4:14)
LES MISERABLES CAST – Bring Him Home (2:54)
SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – Hell (3:14)
SARA CRAIG – Miss Rocket (4:04)
MICHAEL BURGESS – A Place In The Sun (4:47)
JONATHAN BUTLER – Do You Love Me? (4:34)
KEIKO MATSUI – Toward The Sunrise (4:14)
DRUGSTORE – El President (2:48)
KATIE MCMAHON – Til The Sun Comes Up (Nil Se’n La) (4:13)
GINETTE RENOHold On Heart (4:12)

NOVELTY
MAJOR URSUS – Ba-Dum Ba-Dum (2:23)
STANLEY FRANK – S’Cool Days (2:56)
ELTON MOTELLO – Jet Boy, Jet Girl (3:09)
PLASTIC BERTRAND – Stop Ou Encore (4:03)
JAYNE COUNTY – Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? (2:02)
MACLEAN & MACLEAN – Ken & Barbie (0:42)
THE ROVERS – Wasn’t That A Party? (3:39)
BLOTTO – Heavy Metal Head (5:34)
KNUCKLEHEAD – Curly Shuffle (3:01)
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FARCE – Pet Lady (3:43)
FABIO – When Somebody Loves Somebody (4:28)
GOD BROTHERS – Hockey Song (2:25)
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC – Amish Paradise (3:22)
CRAIG CAMPBELL – Benders (2:04)
MOJO NIXON – UFOs, Big Rigs & BBQ (3:44)
TECHNOHEAD – I Wanna Be A Hippy (3:17)
PEGGY SCOTT-ADAMS – Bill (5:15)
CHARLIE CHAPLIN – Rasta Row The Boat Ashore (3:39)
FRANKIE YANKOVIC WITH DREW CAREY – Too Fat Polka (2:13)
ARTURO SANDOVAL – Take Me Out To The Ballgame (1:37)

8 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    May 26, 2011 - 14:24 | Permalink

    Search HERE

    • 2
      EH
      January 5, 2013 - 12:40 | Permalink

      The links don’t work for 1 Rock and 2 Dance .

      • 3
        Willard
        January 5, 2013 - 15:54 | Permalink

        New links up, thanks.

  • 4
    oawilliams
    July 17, 2011 - 16:47 | Permalink

    Thank goodness for ebay! I got this several years ago and will never give it up!

  • 5
    Willard
    July 27, 2011 - 04:57 | Permalink

    That’s two.

  • 6
    Ela
    April 15, 2013 - 06:33 | Permalink

    Thank you so much for posting this!

  • 7
    Sanguin
    October 30, 2013 - 12:05 | Permalink

    All four links appear to be down.

    • 8
      Willard
      October 30, 2013 - 14:05 | Permalink

      Just checked them and they’re all working fine.

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