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More Oar-Tribute To Skip Spence CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 201985387
UPC: 607287002323
UPC 14: 00607287002323
Release Date: 7/6/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Little Hands ~ Robert Plant
2. Cripple Creek ~ Mark Lanegan
3. Diana ~ Alejandro Escovedo
4. Margaret ~ Tiger Rug
5. Weighted Down (The Prison Song) ~ Jay Farrar/The Sir Omaha Quintet
6. War In Peace ~ Mudhoney
7. Broken Heart ~ Robyn Hitchcock
8. All Come To Meet Her ~ Diesel Park West
9. Books Of Moses ~ Tom Waits
10. Dixie Peach Promenade ~ Greg Dulli
11. Lawrence of Euphoria ~ Ophelias
12. Grey / Afro ~ Flying Saucer Attack
13. This Time He Has Come ~ Alastair Galbraith
14. It's The Best Thing For You ~ Engine 54
15. Keep Everything Under Your Hat ~ Outrageous Cherry
16. Halo Of Gold ~ Beck
17. Doodle ~ The Minus 5

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 1999's More Oar pays tribute to one of psychedelia's brightest lights, Skip Spence. His 1969 album Oar is a psych-folk classic, as well as a collector's item, ranking as one of Columbia's lowest-selling albums when it was originally released. This tribute marks the 30th anniversary of Oar's release and features performances from Spence fans as prominent as Robert Plant, Beck, and Tom Waits, and as underground as the Minus Five, Flying Saucer Attack, and Outrageous Cherry.
Muze PNote More Oar explores the folk, country, and rock elements of the original, ranging from Robert Plant's hushed, acoustic "Little Hands" to the smorgasbord of samples on Beck's "Halo Of Gold." Mudhoney's "War in Peace" and Outrageous Cherry's "Keep It All Under Your Hat" deliver straight-up garage-psych, while the Durocs "Margaret Tiger-Rug" and the Ophelias' "Lawrence of Euphoria" explore the vaudevillian side of psychedelia. Flying Saucer Attack and Alistair Galbraith deliver two of the most darkly acid-tinged tracks on the album, "Grey-Afro" and "This Time He Has Come;" the Minus 5's "Doodle" and Diesel Park West's "All Come yo Meet Her" the sunnier side of psychedelia. Though More Oar was intended as a tribute to the landmark album, Spence's death earlier in the year adds even more significance to this heartfelt, eclectic homage. ~ Heather Phares

Producer: Bill Bentley (Compilation)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/06/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 23
Music Label Name Label : Birdman Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00607287002323

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (8/5/99, p.66)
- 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
- "...rises above your standard grab-bag tribute-album fare by evoking his spirit as well as his songs..."

Entertainment Weekly (7/23/99, p.67)
- "...a mostly well-chosen lineup of sympathetic performers...turning in strong interpretations....MORE taps into the spirit of OAR - no easy feat..." - Rating: B

The Wire (9/99, p.56)
- "...may be the first tribute album where virtually every track is an improvement on the original in terms of coherence, at least, but also in terms of subtlety and grace..."

NME (Magazine)
(8/14/99, p.33)
- 7 out of 10 - "...[an] inspired an unusually good tribute album....there's a sense that the quality of the songs is being celebrated rather than the myth of the man..."

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