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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

VARIOUS ARTISTS / Dead Bands Party: A Tribute To Oingo Boingo [2005]

Like every other tribute album, 2005's clumsily titled Dead Bands Party is a hit & miss collection of Oingo Boingo covers.
Gathering together a host of contemporary indie artists, the compilation has quite a few respectable takes on the originals giving it their own twist while remaining true to them as well.  However there's a few tracks on here that sound like the band heard the song a few times, rehearsed it twice and hit record.  Including such acts as Reel Big Fish, Finch, Plain White T's, The Aquabats seems comfortably fitting for such a record.   Even with a few questionable electronic pop bands on the bill as well, it's not quite as bad as it could be.

3 Willie Dixons out of 5

Songs Of Note: REEL BIG FISH / We Close Our EyesTHE AQUABATS / Controller

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