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The World of the Zombies

  • 1. Changes - Zumpano
    2. She Does Everything for Me - Flop
    3. Leave Me Be - The Posies
    4. Whenever You're Ready - The Young Fresh Fellows
    5. If It Don't Work Out - Sneetches
    6. Hung up on a Dream - Fastbacks
    7. This Will Be Our Year - Model Rockets
    8. Brief Candles - The Posies
    9. Just Out of Reach - Fastbacks
    10. Girl Help Me - Flop
    11. Indication - The Young Fresh Fellows
    12. Care of Cell 44 - Sneetches
    13. She's Not There - Steam Kings
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 85

  • Credits
    ProducerKevin Kane; Scott McCaughey; The Posies
    EngineerConrad Uno; John A. Strickland III; Pat Gray; Jon Auer; Kurt Bloch; Mark Guenther

    Performers include: The Posies, Flop, the Fastbacks, the Sneetches, Young Fresh Fellows, Zumpano, the Model Rockets.
    Personnel: Ken Stringfellow (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, background vocals); Rusty Willoughby, Grant Thompson, Lulu Gargiulo, John Ramberg, Jon Auer, Scott McCaughey (vocals, guitar); Mike Levy (vocals, piano); Tad Hutchison, Daniel Swan (vocals, drums); Kim Warnick, Mark Richardson (vocals); Kurt Bloch (guitar, organ); Matt Carges (guitar, drums); Kurt Block, Justine Cunningham, Bill Campbell (guitar); Mike Musburger (drums, percussion); Nate Johnson, Graham John Black (drums); Chris Swenson (sound effects); Kevin Kane (background vocals).
    Recording information: Brilliantine Recorders, Oakland, CA; EGG Studio, Seattle, WA; Our Mate's Fron Room, England; Our Mate's Front Room, England; Private Radio; Private Studio.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Hammi Hammerschmidt; Scott McCaughey.
    It's a bit of an odd concept selecting various Seattle power-pop bands to pay tribute to the Zombies -- especially when one considers the mid-'90s resurgence of orchestral pop composition, with bands like the High Llamas, Ladybug Transistor, and countless others. The result is a record that could be seen as graceful or disgraceful, depending upon one's opinion of the Zombies themselves and which tracks one listens to: Zumpano does justice to the elaborate pop sophistication of "Changes," but Flop's "She Does Everything for Me" seems to miss the point entirely, reducing the song to relatively unadorned power-pop. Other selections feature the Posies and the Young Fresh Fellows (both of whom are charming, as always), and a groovy Steam Kings cover of "She's Not There." ~ Nitsuh Abebe

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (5/95, p.83) - "...when the time came for a Zombies tribute--Seattle was waiting....everything's as you'd expect, not as good as the originals, but a heartfelt introduction to a band you might otherwise never have met. Great period pastiche cover as well..."
    Option (3-4/95, p.146) - "...this is an appealing enough album for Northwest power-pop junkies....As tribute albums go, this one is enjoyable but hardly essential..."
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