Friday, July 29, 2005

Rubber Soul turns 40

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Beatles album Rubber Soul-- the album that, according to many critics, marked the start of the Fab Four's transformation from entertainers into true innovators. And, as usual, some record label suit must have thought "Hey, what better way to celebrate the anniversary of a classic album than to desecrate it?"

Yep, that's right... we've got another multi-artist tribute to look forward to. But, believe it or not, this one doesn't sound half bad. Among the participants: Sufjan Stevens, Low, The Fiery Furnaces, and Ben Harper.

Here's the full track listing for This Bird Has Flown, which releases October 25th:

01 Drive My Car - The Donnas
02 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - The Fiery Furnaces
03 You Won't See Me - Dar Williams
04 Nowhere Man - Low
05 Think for Yourself - Yonder Mountain String Band
06 The Word - Mindy Smith
07 Michelle - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
08 What Goes On - Sufjan Stevens
09 Girl - Rhett Miller
10 I'm Looking Through You - Ted Leo
11 In My Life - Ben Lee
12 Wait - Ben Kweller
13 If I Needed Someone - Nellie McKay
14 Run for Your Life - Cowboy Junkies

I'll be interested in hearing how this project turns out; if it ends up being any good, you can count on me to be hoping for a Revolver tribute from this same crowd!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capcom vs. SNK: NFL edition

AFC West

Oakland Raiders (B.B. Hood, Tron Bonne, Vergil)
San Diego Chargers (Dante, Strider Hiryu, Trish)
Denver Broncos (Morrigan Aensland, Lilith, Firebrand)
Kansas City Chiefs (Jon Talbain, Amaterasu, Tomahawk Man)

AFC South

Houston Texans (Ryu, Ken Masters, Chun Li)
Tennessee Titans (Akuma, M. Bison, Sagat)
Indianapolis Colts (Albert Wesker, Nemesis, Lord Raptor)
Jacksonville Jaguars (Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Ada Wong)

AFC North

Cincinnati Bengals (Bass, Vile, Grenade Man)
Cleveland Browns (Mega Man X, Zero, Time Man)
Pittsburgh Steelers (Arthur, Viewtiful Joe, Blade Man)
Baltimore Ravens (Mike Haggar, Phoenix Wright, Frank West)

AFC East

Buffalo Bills (Sasquatch, Rikuo, Victor von Gerdenheim's Monster)
New England Patriots (Felicia, Pharaoh Man, PTX-40A)
New York Jets (Guile, Crimson Viper, Nathan Spencer)
Miami Dolphins (Hsien-Ko, Soki, June Lin Milliam)

NFC West

Seattle Seahawks (Nakoruru, Mui Mui, Love Heart)
San Jose 49ers of Santa Clara (Geese Howard, Billy Kane, Hein)
Los Angeles Rams (Shun'Ei, Meitenkun, Tung Fu Rue)
Arizona Cardinals (King, Mai Shiranui, Alice)

NFC South

New Orleans Saints (Sylvie Paula Paula, Kukri, Mian)
Atlanta Falcons (Xanadu, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge)
Carolina Panthers (Nelson, Zarina, Bandeiras Hattori)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Kim Kaphwan, Gang-Il, Luong)

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings (Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, Goro Daimon)
Green Bay Packers (K', Kula Diamond, Maxima)
Chicago Bears (Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou, Chin Gentsai)
Detroit Lions (Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Yuri Sakazaki)

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys (Ramon, Angel, King of Dinosaurs)
Washington Redskins (Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi)
Philadelphia Eagles (Iori Yagami, Mature, Vice)
New York Giants (Ralf Jones, Clark Still, Leona Heidern)

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