Just Say Yo: Vol. 2 of Just Say Yes

Just Say Yo: Vol. 2 of Just Say Yes


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Granted, the various volumes in the Just Say Yes series do sound like the final death cry of '80s rock, but there's a very good reason for that: They were the final death cry of '80s rock. What's interesting is how well some of them have held up, and how clearly, in retrospect, they foreshadowed some of the more exciting trends in '90s rock. On Just Say Yo, Israeli chanteuse Ofra Haza gets remixed by Emilio Pasquez, with stunning results; the funky breakbeats, simulated scratching and wailing, melismatic vocals point toward the Asian Underground and work by such other Middle Eastern beat freaks as Natascha Atlas. Martini Ranch and Erasure remind us how much fun electronic pop was back in the day (with funked-up remixes of "Hot Dog" and "Chains of Love," respectively), while Morrissey reminds us, again, how little fun the '80s were for him. There is live melodic pop bliss from the Mighty Lemon Drops and studio melodic pop bliss from James, and there is "Call Me Blue," the only song you ever need to own by A House. Throwing Muses offer a little bit of crunchy fiber to keep us regular, and k.d. lang offers an inevitable Patsy Cline cover. What's not to love?

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sire / London/Rhino
UPC: 0075992574525
catalogNumber: 25745
Rank: 114854

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie's Roots   Track Performer
Ofra Haza   Vocals,Track Performer
Book of Love   Track Performer
Depeche Mode   Track Performer
Erasure   Track Performer
Martini Ranch   Track Performer
Mighty Lemon Drops   Track Performer
Soup Dragons   Track Performer
Throwing Muses   Track Performer
House   Track Performer
James   Track Performer
Wild Swans   Track Performer
Kristin Hersh   Vocals
k.d. lang   Vocals,Track Performer
Leslie Langston   Bass
Morrissey   Vocals,Track Performer
David Rudder   Vocals,Track Performer
Tanya Donelly   Guitar,Vocals
David Narcizo   Drums

Technical Credits

Charlie's Roots   Contributor
Book of Love   Contributor
Depeche Mode   Producer
Erasure   Contributor
Martini Ranch   Contributor
Mighty Lemon Drops   Contributor
Soup Dragons   Contributor
Throwing Muses   Contributor
House   Contributor
James   Contributor
Steve Power   Producer
Wild Swans   Contributor
Gary Smith   Producer
Scott Blackwell   Producer,Remixing
Izhar Ashdot   Producer
Dave Bascombe   Producer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Bob Brockman   Producer,Remixing
Pat Collier   Producer
Flood   Producer
Stephen Hague   Producer
Paul Hardiman   Producer
Ivan Ivan   Producer,Remixing
Hugh Jones   Producer
Steve Lovell   Producer
Mark McGuire   Remixing
Greg Penny   Producer
Stephen Street   Producer
Ted Ottaviano   Producer
Howie Klein   Executive Producer
Julian Standen   Producer
Bob Brockmann   Producer
Kim Champagne   Art Direction
Emilio Pasquez   Remixing
Joe R. Brown   Producer,Remixing
Mark Moore   Remixing
Ellis Chow Lin On   Remixing

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