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Red Hot + Bothered/Indie Rock Guide To Dating [Explicit Lyrics]

Va-Red Hot & BotheredAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 3, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Reprise / Ada
  • ASIN: B000005JCK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,135 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Sensational Gravity Boy - Freedom Cruise
2. Still Flat - Built To Spill/Caustic Resin
3. The Mirror Is Gone - Lisa Germano
4. Mouthwash - Noise Addict
5. Indierockinstrumental - Folk Implosion
6. Some Fantasy - The Verlaines
7. Little League - Liquorice
8. Hazmats - Babe The Blue Ox
9. Mainland China - Juicy
10. The Fontana - Sea And Cake
11. Sotto Voce - Cradle Robbers
12. Rex's Blues - Jay Farrar & Kelly Willis
13. Empty Yard - Grifters
14. Miracleland - East River Pipe
15. Snail Trail - Heavenly
16. Hopeless - Future Bible Heros
17. Servicing Man - FLYING NUNS
18. Quietly Approaching - Gastr Del Sol

Editorial Reviews

Little that's come out of the rock underground since the alternative revolution has been of a distinctly sensual nature. Indie rockers dance around romantic entanglement, but seldom cut in. That's the case with this "Red Hot" compilation, which doesn't mean much of it doesn't have it's own pitiable appeal. A case in point is the album's opener, Freedom Cruise's "Sensational Gravity Boy," a characteristically tuneful and verbose Guided by Voices number that finds the new rock darlings working in tandem with the Breeders' Kim and Kelley Deal. Shayne Carter, ex of Straitjacket Fits, teams up with New Zealand countrymen the Verlaines on "Some Fantasy." Lois Maffeo and Rebecca Gates team on "Sotto Voice," one song that is baldly sexual, though no one's going to get it mixed up with "Let's Get it On." Two interesting one-man bands, Stephen Merritt (here billed as Future Bible Heroes) and F.M. Cornog (East River Pipe) come up with album highlights-a catchy updating of techno pop and a understated elegy for Kurt Cobain, respectively. --Steven Stolder

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's Indie Rock Treasures May 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It should come as no surprise that K-Tel has done a terrific job with this collection of 80's Indie Rock songs, they did an equally fine job in 1999 with an Alt.Country collection (called Exposed Roots). There really was a time that I and thousands of others used to buy a lot of these acts' records through mail order catalogs and from magazine ads. That was what Indie rock was really about in the 80's. The bands featured here are for the most part Indie rock legends: Husker Du, Meat Puppets, Yo La Tengo. And I might add a couple of personal favorites like the Chills and the Feelies. Co-compiler Scott Becker's liner notes, though, are a mixed bag. Taking unnecessary swipes at 60's rock and using the old Rock-crit line that the 70's were "a musical black hole", Becker's notes are better when dealing with the 80's Indie Rock that he loves, not dissing acts (like Bob Seger) who were pretty great, even if he didn't like them. In the end, thankfully, that leaves the music. And it's pretty great. I'd forgotten how jangly and punk this stuff sounds. As with any compilation made by someone else, you could always find room for improvement: SST era Sonic Youth and Twin/Tone era Replacements would've been nice. And does anyone remember the Go-Betweens (who were Indie until 1988)? Or Pylon? Maybe on future volumes. But those are minor complaints. If you're interested in the peak of Indie Rock (and 80's music, in particular) this is highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew? January 17, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of of those CD's that I got out of the bargain bin - which I frequently do just to look for something new and caught the Jay Farrar/Kelly Willis duet on the back of the jacket. That alone was worth the 4 bucks in my book. Anyway - wasn't expecting too much and have been pleasantly blown away by what I found. Would highly encourage anyone who's even thinking of buying it to do so - you won't be disappointed. Highlights for me were tracks - 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, & 17 though not necessarily in that order. Much depends on my mood. Oh yeah - have never heard guitars like the ones on the Verlaines track - just and outstanding raucous celebration. Like standing on a pile of dead rock stars....
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This CD is simply wonderful. I found it in the discount section at Meijer's among copies of Quiet Riot's greatest hits and Skid Row. Let me tell you, it was like a beacon in the darkness!
It's amazing to see almost all of the bands that Kurt Cobain loved (Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr., Mudhoney, the Meat Puppets, The Wipers, The Flaming Lips, etc... etc...) all on one glorious compilation! If you LOVE Nirvana (and who doesn't?) you really need this CD. Don't even think twice about it. An excellent buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing collection .... June 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I'd forgotten what the 80's alternative scene sounded like! This collection is fabulous and brings back all those memories of searching out all the gems that never made it to the radio.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PACK WITH THE BEST OF INDIE ROCK AT BUDGET PRICE! February 3, 2001
Format:Audio CD
A spiffy lil' 2 CD set that includes 30 tracks by 30 of the `80s most well known artists on the independent scene before the corporate big boys and girls went tailing some of them once the noize they created caught on and created a buzz. Some of the bands included are Spacemen 3/Galaxie 500/Husker Du/Giant Sand & Black Flag. 25 more crash and burn bands (You know them) round out this set. This a real gem and a great collection for any old fan or new fan looking for a good comprehensive overview of the independent music scene of days gone by. Hope v. 2 don't take forever to come out. A.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Secret GBV/Breeders one-off track! August 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD
All by itself, one track makes this comp a must-own: "Sensational Gravity Boy", recorded by Freedom Cruise, which was basically a Robert Pollard song recorded by an early-90s style Guided by Voices lineup (Pollard/Sprout/Greer) with guest vocals by Kim and Kelley Deal of The Breeders. Is this among the truly great GBV songs not included on Bee Thousand or Alien Lanes? Yes. For sure.

Yeah, wisenheimer, the song is available elsewhere. But be "with it" and own it the way it first appeared and was lost to the scatter and flood of 90s independent rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars no review, just a response April 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have to wonder what Tod Nelson means when he writes that the Meat Puppets' "Swimming Ground" is "pure skronk-rock torture." (Or does he really think it's a different song called "Swimming Pool"?) "Swimming Ground" is a pretty song about the ol' swimming hole with a lilting guitar line and nice sing-along vocals, with nothing skronky or torturous about it. What is he talking about? Has he ever heard the song? Does he know what he's talking about? Is he qualified to write this review? Would I be more qualified?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs October 14, 2012
By Allan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This double CD contains really great old music and groups for an incredible price.

If you are a Grunge / indie fan, this music album will be a great for you. The Nirvana Cover (Molly's Lips) performed by the Vaselines is good one as well as the one performed by Meat Puppets.

In resume, it is a must :)
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