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DGC rarities provokes sloan slag
- Subject: DGC rarities provokes sloan slag
- From: "James R. Covey" <JRCOVEY\!/ac.dal.ca>
- Date: Sat, 10 Sep 1994 09:55:59 -0300
> Since we have had such violent opposition to the concept of
>covering another band's music, I am afraid to ask this, BUT...
>Has anyone else listened to the Eric's Trip covers that Sloan does on the
>CD DGC Rarities (I am tempted to tell you all to buy it ASAP to add some
>more initials to this sentence)? Having no opposition to an occasional
>cover, I found it delightful.
>But what do I know?
i don't know, betsy, let's ask dave thompson, who wrote a review
in the october 94 issue of _alternative press_ (the one with
velocity girl half-naked on the cover). and i quote:
There seems to be some dispute here -- like, what exactly
*is* a rarity? Is it -- one: something that not many
people *have*? Or, two: something that not many people
*want*? Geffen's been releasing records for fifteen years
now -- a *real* rarities collection, from Neil to Nirvana,
and John (Lennon, not St. Johnny) would be a killer.
Instead, what do we get? A shop window of out-takes
and oddities which lures you in with a rudimentary *Nevermind*
demo and an old (but shimmering) Sundays' b-side, but is
otherwise weighed down with...Weezer...Beck...Cell...Sloan...
I'm sorry, but I refuse to believe that there is anything by
Sloan that could rightfully be considered a rarity, unless
you consider the fact that *everything* by those luckless
lunks is theoretically rare because nobody's yet bought any
of it. Ditto That Dog and Murray Attaway (who?). And really,
oh well. keep in mind this is the same reviewer that in the same
issue of _ap_ says that _tv eye_ by iggy pop "sounds like shit".
>P.S. James, you never fail to amuse me.
*adopts elvis accent*
"thank you, ma'am, thank you very much, thank you."
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