Free The West Memphis 3-Benefi CD (2000)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview


Label Koch Records
SKU 60436323
UPC 099923815020
UPC 14 00099923815020
Format CD
Release Date 10/10/2000
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Fisher; Randall Hage Jamail; Tom Herbers
Producer Gerald Collier; Kurt Bloch; L7; Randall Hage Jamail; Supersuckers; Twangtrust; Bill Kennedy; Billy Zoom; Brian Haught
CatalogID KOCCD 8150
Lable Name Koch (USA)
Released 10/10/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 55s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00099923815020
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jello Biafra (spoken vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Fisher; Mark Neill; Randall Hage Jamail; Tom Herbers; Twangtrust; Bill Kennedy.
Liner Note Author: Burk Sauls.
Recording information: Studio Litho, Seattle WA; Third Ear, Minneapolis, MN.
Photographer: Grove Pashley.
A fine collection of mainly punk rock covers, with some extra variety sprinkled in. The album is a benefit for, as you might expect, the West Memphis Three. These are three guys incarcerated in the late '90s, either with life sentences or on death row. The details of their conviction are quite problematic, as both the liner notes and Jello Biafra spell out at the end of "Wrong and Important." The Killing Joke contribution adds some more information on capital punishment during their song. Tom Waits growls out a tune with his trusty spronky guitar, which is a highlight among the other interesting tracks. Most of the tracks are on the subject of capital punishment, but some of the cover choices (see Zeke's version of "Wrathchild" by Iron Maiden) seem to be positive support for the prisoners coming in a singular form. ~ Jeremy Salmon
Disc 1
1 Truth, The - Steve Earle
2 Wrong And Important - Rocket From The Crypt
3 Boys In Black - L7
4 Heavy Heart - Supersuckers
5 Harder They Come, The - Joe Strummer/Long Beach Dub All-Stars
6 Rains On Me - Tom Waits
7 Poor Girl - Supersuckers/Eddie Vedder
8 Indicted - Tony Scalzo
9 Wrath Child - Zeke
10 Fucking Hostile - Kelley Deal
11 Hwy. 5 - The John Doe Thing
12 Untitled Lullaby - Mark Lanegan
13 She - Murder City Devils
14 Highway To Hell - Nashville Pussy
15 Our Last Goodbye - Killing Joke
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