Rare on Air, Vol. 1

Rare on Air, Vol. 1


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A compilation of 15 performances originally broadcast on KCRW, a non-commercial radio station in Los Angeles. This is something of a grab bag of favorites on "AAA" radio, with mildly adventurous artists who are not odd enough to offend the taste of adult, mainstream-grounded listeners, like Tori Amos, Michael Penn, Los Lobos, Lindsey Buckingham, Natalie Merchant, Lucinda Williams, and David Wilcox. It isn't all safe, though; Nick Cave, Beck, John Cale, and Brendan Perry certainly aren't that likely to surface on your local commercial AAA outlet, although these are balanced by conservative choices like Mark Isham and Lindsey Buckingham. Much (though not all) of these tracks have an "unplugged" feel, and there's also the rare duet by Evan Dando (of Lemonheads) and Juliana Hatfield. It's not exceptional enough to be recommended for either its rarity or musical value, though certainly some just-left-of-center listeners will find it satisfying.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/1994
Label: Mammoth / Umgd
UPC: 0035498007422
catalogNumber: 980074

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Wilcox   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Mark Isham   Trumpet,Track Performer
Lindsey Buckingham   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
John Cale   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Nick Cave   Vocals,Track Performer
John Doe   Bass,Vocals
Peter Himmelman   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Penn   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lucinda Williams   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
X   Track Performer
Tori Amos   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Juliana Hatfield   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Beck   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Blixa Bargeld   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Berlin   Keyboards
Evan Dando   Track Performer
Sally Dworsky   Background Vocals
Tony Gilkyson   Guitar
David Goldblatt   Piano
David Hidalgo   Guitar,Vocals
Andrew Kamman   Drums
Amanda Kramer   Guitar
Lobos   Track Performer
Conrad Lozano   Bass
Douglas Lunn   Bass
Natalie Merchant   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Brendan Perry   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Jeff Victor   Piano
Patrick Warren   chamberlain
Wolovitch   Bass
Kurt Wortman   Drums
Thomas Wydler   Drums
Don Bonebrake   Vibes
Louie Pérez   Percussion
Rolfe Kent   Bass

Technical Credits

Jane Siberry   Liner Notes
Nick Cave   Composer
Paul Kelly   Composer
Bob Carlson   Producer,Engineer
Jerry Summers   Engineer
Chris Douridas   Producer
Theo Mondle   Engineer

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