VARIOUS ARTISTS Hear No Evil – A Tribute To The Monkees (1992), Come And Get It – A Tribute To Badfinger (1996) & For The Love Of Todd – A Tribute To Todd Rundgren (1997)


Hear No Evil – A Tribute To The Monkees(1992)
Come And Get It – A Tribute To Badfinger (1996)
For The Love Of Todd – A Tribute To Todd Rundgren (1997)
If You Can’t Find A Favorite Artist Among These, You Don’t Like Alt Pop

From an oft-neglected corner of the library comes these three, budget conscious pop tributes to The Monkees, Badfinger and Todd Rundgren. Yeah, there are plenty of unknown names here, and an equal number of suspect readings of the indelible pop material that’s covered. But, can you really pass up the opportunity to hear such obscure pop concepts as Mitch Easter’s “International Feel,” The Plimsouls‘ “Suitcase” or Peter Holsapple’s dirgey psych slap at “You Just May Be The One?” Of course not. Because I know you can’t wait, those three appetizing teasers are posted below for all to hear. If you must advance further, and can’t live without experiencing The Knack’s “No Matter What,” Vulgar Boatman’s “The Kind Of Girl I Could Love” or Parthenon Huxley’s “There Goes My Inspiration,” you’ll need to navigate a few links & timers. Find these obscure tribs to The Monkees (HERE), Badfinger (HERE) and Todd (HERE) @ Amazon.


MONKEES TRIBUTE
DEACON LUNCHBOX The Day We Fall In Love
CHANT Take A Giant Step
BOB RUPE BAND St. Matthew
BIG FISH ENSEMBLE Last Train To Clarksville
MAGNAPOP Pleasant Valley Sunday
MITCH EASTER Valleri
PAT JOHNSON AND THE WELLSPRINGS OF HOPE The Door Into Summer
THE DIGGERS Circle Sky
PETER HOLSAPPLE You Just May Be The One
ANNE RICHMOND BOSTON Mr. Webster
DOLL SQUAD Let’s Dance On
OPIUM HELLO Sweet Young Thing
VULGAR BOATMEN The Kind Of Girl I Could Love
THOSE BIG BELT BUCKLES What Am I Doing Hangin‘ Round?
CRUISIN A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
LIVE BAIT Randy Scouse Git
ROCKABILLY ROCKETS Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day
BOISE AND MOSS WITH A SIDE OF HAMM Gonna Buy Me A Dog
MULTI-COLOR HOUSE You Told Me
MAN SIZE JOB Daydream Believer
FLYING SUBS (Theme From) The Monkees

BADFINGER TRIBUTE
ADRIAN BELEW Come And Get It
P. HUX Perfection
THE LOUD FAMILY We’re For The Dark
COTTON MATHER Flying
BRAD JONES It’s Over
THE KNACK No Matter What
20/20 Day After Day
CHRIS VON SNEIDERN Midnight Caller
AIMEE MANN Baby Blue
BILL LLOYD Lonely You
COCKEYED GHOST Name Of The Game
CHERRY TWISTER It Had To Be
THE SOLTEENS Know One Knows
DWIGHT TWILLEY I Can’t Take It
THE PLIMSOULS Suitcase
THE ROOKS Get Away
CIRCLE SKY Just A Chance
ERIK VOEKS I’ll Be The One
WALTER CLEVENGER Better Days
PARANOID LOVESICK Icicles
AL KOOPER Maybe Tomorrow
LON & DERREK VAN EATON Apple Of My Eye

TODD RUNDGREN TRIBUTE
MITCH EASTER International Feel
VIRAL SATELLITE Long Flowing Robe
BEN McMURTRIE Healer
JAMIE HOOVER Izzat Love?
GREG JENNINGS The Fire Of Mind
ROCKET SCIENTISTS Too Far Gone
THE GUILD Couldn’t I Just Tell You
MISSY MILLER Compassion
MITCH COOPER Hello, It’s Me
FRED FROOM Pretending To Care
PARTHENON HUXLEY There Goes My Inspiration
RUNROY GOLDBERG Lucky Guy
DON DIXON Broke Down And Busted
VAN COOPER Torch Song
DAVID MELBYE The Wheel
KEN GULLAC AND KIRK CARLSON You Cried Wolf
KENNY COLLINS Cliche
WOODS Slut
NATE KENERLY Love Of The Common Man
BILL LLOYD I Don’t Want To Tie You Down
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13 Comments

  • 1
    Trustar
    April 21, 2010 - 15:18 | Permalink

    Three of my favorites!

    Thanks for sharing Willard.

    Trustar

  • 2
    Capt. Willard
    April 21, 2010 - 14:02 | Permalink

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  • 3
    Pythag
    April 21, 2010 - 19:29 | Permalink

    Great Post Cap'n! Thumb Records post was a pleasant surprise too!

  • 4
    bglobe313
    April 22, 2010 - 01:59 | Permalink

    The Badfinger tribute is essential. It re-emphasizes on top of their own recordings what great songwriters they were (esp. Pete Ham but also all the others).

    Seriously, even if you LoVe Badfinger now, listen to this CD and you will love them more.

    Ace K.

  • 5
    Let's Find H-Man A Wife
    April 22, 2010 - 03:15 | Permalink

    This is kind of fun. Loved the Monkees and Badfinger especially. So the tributes are nice so thank you.

  • 6
    Anonymous
    April 22, 2010 - 14:02 | Permalink

    I've heard this Monkees tribute before and seem to remember not liking it. But I'll give it another try since you've so kindly posted it.

    So much good material from Badfinger was released, I'm hoping this tribute is as good as bglobe313 says. I'll give it a listen.

    Thanks, Captain!
    –Crazed

  • 7
    Capt. Willard
    April 22, 2010 - 14:08 | Permalink

    I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of tribute comps in general and I haven't really listened to any of these in years. Though, there are certain tracks that are worth revisiting.

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    bob
    April 26, 2010 - 23:48 | Permalink

    you are a god! thank you

  • 9
    August 5, 2013 - 02:17 | Permalink

    Al Kooper!? I’ll have to check that out – I’ve been reading his autobiography, and he mentions that he toured with Badfinger and was managed by Stan Polley, the villain of the Badfinger story. Al claims to not have been preyed upon by Polley in the way that Badfinger was – perhaps he was more business-savvy than them by that point in his career. Thx as always for sharing!

  • 10
    August 5, 2013 - 03:45 | Permalink

    si willard —who needs tribute comps?
    but but…
    Gene Clark demo’d BABY BLUE fyi [on fan box set]
    [wouldnt a collab of those 2 have been great!…]

    there’s this~
    Review by Jack Rabid

    Badfinger deserve a tribute album a lot more than most, because few modern rock fans know them. Their four Top 15 singles for the Beatles’ Apple label, from March 1970 to April 1972, all rank in anyone’s Top Ten of the greatest post-Beatles, heavy power pop songs. Sing the choruses of “Day After Day” (done here by 20/20), “Baby Blue” (Aimee Mann), “No Matter What” (the Knack), and the Paul McCartney-penned “Come and Get It” (Adrian Belew), and the response invariably is, “I know that song! I love that song! That’s Badfinger?” Likewise, their four LPs for Apple (before their two so-so Warner Bros. releases) contain many special moments. But a more loving tribute than Come and Get It: A Tribute to Badfinger would be hard to imagine. All 22 artists exhibit the sort of reverence Badfinger once had for the Beatles! The dais is a bit strange: no quibble with Mann, whose “Baby Blue” is really crisp, the Loud Family, the Rooks, the Salteens (Ken Stringfellow from the Posies in disguise), and a few others. And it’s nice to see ’60s guru and Zombies’ champion Al Kooper, who once sat in with Badfinger in the studio (as he’d already done with Bob Dylan and the Who), take a turn. But the Knack? 20/20? Belew? Dwight Twilley? The re-formed Plimsouls (albeit with hot Blondie drummer Clem Burke)? Can you say ’70s new wave party? Completely conversely, too many acts here are no-names with the scent of studio project, a common tribute album disease, however (in this case) enthusiastic. Such baby bands are overmatched by Badfinger’s talent and soulful interplay. Where is all the cream of indie talent? Still, whatever attention these too-old and too-new fans draw to Badfinger is welcome, and in the end, miraculously, there isn’t a single total stinker!

  • 11
    Faze
    August 5, 2013 - 20:24 | Permalink

    Oh, these are three of the four tribute comps that justify the whole concept of tribute comps (the fourth is the Hollies “King Midas” tribute comp). Just superb — and my thanks to you Willard.

  • 13
    Faze
    August 5, 2013 - 20:46 | Permalink

    And I don’t agree with the above Jack Rabid that Badfinger’s Warner albums are “so-so”. They are in some ways even more honest and passionate than the Apple sides — poppy yet personal. They put a seal on Badfinger’s greatness, showing that their talent could leap labels, and thrive outside the Beatle context. Heck, even the post-Pete Ham Badfinger albums have songs that would have been among the best tracks on any of their earlier albums. Even Evans’ and Jacksons’ Dodgers album had two all-time classic songs on it. Even the outake albums and Pete Ham home tapes have … well you get the idea. Not much bad in Badfinger.

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